Today The Car Spotter will be discussing the mind-blowing Koenigsegg Regera that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The Koenigsegg Regera is a leader in performance, demonstrating cutting edge engine technology. Aptly named, the word Regera in Swedish means “to rule”. Koenigsegg alone is the Swesih word for “crazy”.
The Koenigsegg Regera is described on Koenigsegg’s website as a luxury Megacar. Presumably the title Megacar surpasses supercar and hypercar.
Bigger and better than any current supercar/hypercar, the Koenigsegg Regera “will reign as the king of the road”.
In terms of performance figures, not much comes close to matching or surpassing the Koenigsegg Regera. It features a 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine. The output here is 1085bhp. In addition to this petrol engine, the Regera features three electric motor that add a total of 697bhp. This equates to a grand total of 1782bhp and combined torque output of 1549lb-ft (2100Nm). From these figures alone, it surpasses any other production car available.
Claimed performance includes completing 0-250mph (0-400km/h) in under 20 seconds, 95-155mph in 3.2 seconds and 0-62mph in around 2.8 seconds. The car can run up to 20mph purely on electric power. The main reason for the staggering performance is the combination of lightweight hybrid formulation. Top speed information has not yet been released, but it is predicted the Regera will destroy all the previous records.
Other features include all operating all body closures automatically, including doors, engine cover and luggage compartment to be controlled by a remote or smartphone adding to the overall theatrical and dramatic nature of the Regera.
The stainless steel exhaust shaped item on the rear centre of the car is not actually the exhaust, it is part of the cooling system for the electric motors. Pushing heat from the engine outwards, the exhaust unit is a fishtail outlet to either side of the cooling feature.
The Koenigsegg Regera features plug-in capabilities, a fully foldable, active, top-mounted rear wing that provides 450kg of down force at 155mph. The superlight carbon fibre wheels are 19″ at the front and 20″ at the rear.
One of the main talking points is the Koenigsegg Direct Drive. This system replaces the traditional transmission system of a combustion engine, removing the need for a gearbox. Despite this, the Regera has paddle gears behind the steering wheel to engage park, neutral and reverse amongst other features.
Limited to only 80 examples, the Koenigsegg Regera will cost $1.89 million, £1.23 million or €1.72 million, before tax. The first owners will receive their Regera’s in early 2016.
To view more details of the Koenigsegg Regera click here.
To view a First Look video from Shmee150 watch below:
To have a look at a collection of outstanding photos from The Verge, click here.
0-60mph: 2.8 seconds
Top Speed: N/A
Torque: 2,100 Nm (1,549 lb-ft)
Engine: 5.0L Twin-turbo V8 + One 300Nm electric motor and Two 260Nm electric motors
Transmission: Koenigsegg Direct Drive
Price: $1.89 million + tax, £1.23 million + tax €1.72 million + tax.
What an incredible car showing how far the boundaries of hybrid performance can be pushed. The incredible figures and statistics make the Koenigsegg Regera an unparalleled vehicle. I look forward to seeing one on the roads soon.
What are your thoughts on the Koenigsegg Regera? Have you seen any other standout vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show 2015?
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