At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Koenigsegg will unveil the Koenigsegg Regera in production specification. The hybrid ‘Megacar’ was introduced in concept form at the same motor show last year, during which the Swedish company received numerous customer orders of the Regera during the show.
12 months later, Koenigsegg returns to Geneva with the production version of the Regera with over 3,000 changes made to the concept vehicle. The Koenigsegg Regera has gone through a strict diet resulting in a curb weight – complete with all water, oils and fuel – of just 1590kgs. Dry weight is 1470kgs.
Power is provided by a biturbo 5.0-liter V8 engine that is backed up by three electric motors and a unique Direct Drive system that eliminates the need for a traditional gearbox. Koenigsegg says the system uses a “clutch-slip mechanism that uses the hydraulic coupling to convert torque at medium/high speeds during fast acceleration. This allows the combustion engine to gain revs and power, thereby giving the sensation of a traditional downshift with the associated aural enjoyment, even without the traditional gearbox.” How cool is that!
Thanks to the high-tech powertrain, the Koenigsegg Regera produces a massive 1500+ hp output, 2000+ Nm of torque and this allows the Megacar to reach 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, 0-200 in just 6.6 seconds and 0-300 in a blistering 10.9 seconds. Koenigsegg estimate a 0-400 km/h time of 20 seconds and acceleration from 150 to 250km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
Despite such scintillating performance, Regera owners can also expect the most refined driving experience yet from a Koenigsegg car. New active engine mounts provide a sense of isolation and peace within the cabin at lower speeds, but firm up for a more active driving experience when required – a true Jekyll and Hyde proposition.
Koenigsegg’s unique ‘Autoskin’ function allows the driver to open the doors and front and rear hoods remotely using a lightweight hydraulic system. Buttons for operation of ‘Autoskin’ are available both on the driver’s remote control key and via the centre console inside the car.
Additional compartments have been fitted in front of the driver and passenger, where personal items such as phones, wallets, etc can be stored.
The wing mirrors now fold automatically when the doors open to further increase the practicality of the ‘dihedral synchrohelix’ door actuation system. (Huh? – Ed.)
Furthermore, as the Autoskin function allows for the doors to open automatically, Koenigsegg have fitted the doors and wing mirrors with proximity sensors in order to safeguard against the doors striking nearby objects (curb, low roof, etc) while opening or closing.
To complement the rear camera and the side door cameras, there is also the option of a forward facing camera that works together with the other cameras in the car to enable a birds-eye view of the of the car while parking or maneuvering in confined areas.
Apple CarPlay is standard equipment in the Regera and with Wi-Fi functionality, there is no longer any need to connect a phone via USB. The seats also now feature heating and electrical adjustment with memory function.
Koenigsegg will commence the build of customer cars in the immediate future and deliveries at the end of 2016.