KOENIGSEGG REGERA – THE MOST LETHAL PIECE OF ARTDate: 2018-03-05
Koenigsegg, from an ambitious idea in a garage to a brand that is internationally respected, puts some of the most incredible hypercars to date.
According to Koeningsegg's specs, The Koenigsegg Regera combines a powerful twin-turbo V8 combustion engine with three electric motors and cutting-edge battery power via new powertrain technology called Koenigsegg Direct Drive. This revolutionary technology removes the traditional gearbox, making the car lighter and more efficient.
While traditional Koenigseggs have always had surprising levels of exquisite comforts and features, their primary focus has always been to make the fastest cars on the planet, around a racetrack or anywhere else. The Koenigsegg Regera continues this tradition, but with innovative technology that blends outrageous speed, supreme comfort, and a unique Direct Drive experience.
Regera is Swedish for “to Reign” – a suitable name for a machine that offers an unforeseen combination of power, responsiveness and luxury. The Regera will reign as king of the open road, the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever, and yes, including the mighty Veyron in the equation.
In spite of all its advanced technology, the Regera is comparatively light and can still perform competitively around a race circuit. How does 3.2 seconds between 150 to 250 km/h and under 20 seconds from 0 to 400 km/h sound? The only Hypercar that we think could possibly be faster around a circuit is another Koenigsegg.
The Regera is to be handcrafted in an edition of just 80 vehicles at Koenigsegg’s production facility in Ängelholm, Sweden. This is the first time ever that Koenigsegg will have two different models in parallel production.
The interior features added insulation, 8-way electrically adjustable memory foam seats, which is rare for even sportscars, a Koenigsegg 9” infotainment system, 4G and Wi-Fi connectivity, front, inner and rear camera system with recording capability, Apple CarPlay, supreme sound system, ambient lighting and many other great new features. The Regera also comes with front and rear parking sensors and remote diagnostic and firmware update capability.
The heart and soul of every Koenigsegg are its Internal Combustion Engine, or the ICE. The ICE of the Regera follows the path of its siblings, the proven and extremely reliable Koenigsegg dry-sump twin turbo, DOHC, 5.0 litre V8.
The Koenigsegg V8 is the most downsized, homologated production ICE in the world, with 220hp per litre (using regular pump gas). The compact nature of the engine means the Regera is light in weight, and therefore nimble and efficient.
The Regera V8 differs slightly from their predecessor Agera engine. As the powertrain already produces a combined 1500hp and with electric propulsion providing instant torque from the Direct Drive system, they did not have to go as extreme on ICE power. Instead, they installed even smaller, faster-spooling turbos on the Regera, further enhancing the car’s drivability and response, not to mention fuel consumption.
The Regera has a custom designed, tuned titanium exhaust system developed in conjunction with exhaust specialists and partners, Akrapovic. This unique exhaust system includes a fishtail outlet, designed by Christian (owner of Koenigsegg) a design that has not been seen on production cars for at least half a century, bringing back the sound of performance cars from the past!
All this yet again comes together to unleash a true performance, luxury and jaw-droppingly beautiful hypercar to the world. A car that has a function cannot be considered art, according to the International Arts Foundation. But, for me personally, I'd pay good money to see this masterpiece on display in Stockholm.