This $3.65 million Swedish hypercar’s paint is so special that it is five times thicker than that of a Rolls-Royce

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The Koenigsegg CC850 that recently made its public debut during the Monterey Car Week in California is an insane piece of automotive engineering. Created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Swedish marque’s first production car, the CC8S, the limited edition CC850 is unlike anything else we’ve seen; especially its unique transmission. It can be operated in fully automatic mode or like a conventional six-speed manual transmission using a clutch pedal and a gated shifter. However, Christian von Koenigsegg, the company’s founder, pulled out all the stops to make the commemorative hypercar absolutely perfect, which was recently discovered by Larry Kosilla from AMMO NYC when he got the chance to do the first wash and detailing job on Koenigsegg CC850.

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Kosilla posted a video on his official YouTube channel that documents the entire process of cleaning and detailing the CC850 at his AMMO NYC. It’s not the first time Kosilla has detailed a jaw-dropping Koenigsegg; he has worked his magic on some of the most special Koenigsegg creations including the Jesko. Which is why he knows what to expect; yet he’s absolutely blown away by the quality of finish on the new CC850. Before Kosilla digs out his tools and all the cleaning and polishing products, he gets to ride shotgun in the hypercar with Koenigsegg’s official driver Christer behind the wheel, where the two discuss some of the amazing features of the hypercar.

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While you must be wondering why would a brand new hypercar need a detailing job, Kosilla shows in the video how the prototype collected some dirt and grime by traveling across the country. In fact, it was the first time the prototype received a proper wash after leaving the factory floor. Before giving the CC850 a pressure wash and moving ahead with the intricate detailing process, Kosilla checks out the thickness of the hypercar’s exterior paint using a paint thickness gauge.

He’s immediately impressed when the instrument maxes out at over 39.4 mils, which is close to about 1mm of paint and clear coat applied to the bodywork. Just to put it into context, the thickness of Rolls-Royce’s paint reads about 7.1. Koenigsegg says that the car undergoes a 25-step painting process to achieve its extraordinary finish. Absolutely mad! The silver paint of the Koenigsegg CC850 is simply unmatched and Kosilla admits that it’s nothing but 100% with absolutely no compromises. Have a look at the video; I’m sure your jaw will hit the ground even before you realize it!

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