The Koenigsegg Regera is but another example of those crazy Swedes and their ability to craft some of the worlds most blisteringly fast and breathtaking machines. Koenigsegg has been building speed demons for just 20 years, yet is always among the first brands uttered when the top fastest cars come up in conversation.
The Koenigsegg Regera is a potent little number pushing forth 1,500 horsepower from her shapely frame. That is roughly 300 more than the Bugatti Veyron, which held the title of ‘Fastest Production Car’ for a few years. The Regera was officially introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as a means for the young-ish company to continue pushing the envelope and to perhaps flex a bit of muscle at the Hennessey Venom GT, which now holds the fastest production car record.
The Regera follows siblings SSC and Agera, both of which packed approximately 1,000+ horses. To make things more interesting, the Koenigsegg Regera is a hybrid. The idea of a superhybrid is not new at this point in the game, with the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 and others already out there generating electricity for the movement. Let’s take a look at what the Regera possesses in the power arena to see how she compares to the competition:
- The Regera has a traditional gas powered twin-turbocharged V8 engine paired with an electric motor.
- The use of just one electric motor serves to keep the total curb weight down. Some competitors are using multiple electric motors and still managing some power, but it can get tricky with the sheer weight they add.
- There is a 9 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack to allow for charging at home without the need for a special adaption. The range is a bit small at just 22 miles.
- The total weight is 3,131 pounds, which is quite heavy for a supercar. That does not stop her from catapulting from not to 250 miles per hour in less than 20 seconds.
- Some say she can hit Mach 0.33 in 1/3rd of a minute.
Overall, those beautiful butterfly doors finish off what is a truly remarkable machine. The Koenigsegg Regera will certainly be a contender against the leading luxury hybrid supercars on the current market and just 80 units will be created at $1.89 million each.
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