Christian von Koenigsegg has done it again. For the first time ever, he’s created a luxury megacar alternative to the traditional extreme lightweight race-like road cars, and it’s called the Koenigsegg Regera. Though he refuses to call it a hybrid, the Regera is the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever featuring electric motors.
The combination of electrical and combustion power is just mind boggling. When you get up to speed, the system really comes into play. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, 150 to 250 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and 0 to 400 km/h under 20 seconds.
Its Internal Combustion Engine on the other hand, is based on Koenigsegg drysumped twin turbo, DOHC, 5.0 litre V8. The combined output from both the electric motor and petrol engine is way over 1500hp and over 2000Nm of torque.
Furthermore the wing mirrors are auto-folding while the doors open, giving added practicality, as the Dihedral Synchro Helix Doors swing out and rotate 90 degrees to fully clear the door opening, without protruding more than the width of the door – making them highly ergonomic.
A good design and layout of the DRL (Daylight Running Lights) gives character, as the DRL is what’s first seen when a car comes driving from a distance.
The Swedish automaker wants to stand out and clearly be recognized also from a far, so they came up with a novel idea that they call – Constellation DRL. To get a constellation of stars effect, they scattered the LED´s, which make up the DRL, around the lamp cluster, giving the effect of star constellations on a night sky made up of polished carbon fibre. A side effect is that the LED’s make the whole lamp cluster glitter and shine, as if there were diamonds thrown into them. How cool is that?
There will be just 80 units of Koenigsegg Regeras ever made and the first batch will be delivered to their lucky owners in 2016.
- 1100hp of combustion engine power on 91 octane DIN or 95 octane RON (a bit more on E85)
- 1250Nm of combustion engine torque
- 700hp of electric propulsion
- 900Nm of electric torque
- 9 kWh 620 Volt, flooded liquid cooled battery pack
- Over 1500bhp
- Over 2000 Nm of torque
- Dry weight 1420 kg
- 1628 kg curb weight (including all liquids and full fuel tank)