At the Geneva motor show, Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg revealed a new Regera hybrid hypercar; its first hybrid, powered by combinations engines: a V8, and three electric motors. An upgrade to the Agera supercar,Regera is track-focused and boasts upgraded bodywork, active aerodynamics and more power.
Koenigsegg claims its the most powerful production car in existence, comparing its output to that of the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder. The V8 is a 5 lire twin-turbocharged engine, capable of 1085bhp at 7800rpm. The electric motors add another 697bhp and produce a total system output of 1782bhp and combined torque of 1549lb ft. It is set to cover 0-250mph in under 20sec, 95-155mph in 3.2sec and 0-62mph in around 2.8sec. Up to 20mph, Regera can run on electric power only.
The smooth performance is attributable to its lightweight hybrid set-up. Although not a traditional hybrid, the model features a new Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission which is claimed to reduce energy losses by up to 50% compared with traditional transmissions and CVTs.
Following Agera, the Regera features a softer front-end design. It comes with large front air intakes, a front diffuser, a wrap-around windscreen and a prominent roof scoop. The model sports a Akrapovic-developed exhaust at the rear, which exits from a rear diffuser, just below its charging port.
The model sports 19 inches carbonfire wheels at the front, 20 inches at the rear. Ventilated ceramic brake discs decorate all four corners, and a large rear spoiler contributes to a total downforce of 450kg at 155mph.
Koenigsegg’s director of sales in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Oceana, Andreas Petre, claims it wouldn’t be hard to drive on the road: “It has very sophisticated ESP, traction control, active chassis and aerodynamics. It’s like a very fast Tesla with a beautiful sound.” With a power output that large, it’s a bold statement to make and stands to be tested.
The company is set to produce the model at $1.89 million, around £1.23m (before tax), and plans to create just 80 numbers.