If you think you’ve seen it all in car production, you are about to be mesmerized. Koenigsegg has shown that it isn’t here to play. The automaker has produced what is best described as the fastest, most intimidating, and by all standards, a pacesetter to all other cars.
Making its debut at the Geneva Auto Show, it was the center of attraction as the audience couldn’t get enough of it.
Don’t get it twisted, the Regera isn’t one of those old modern cars. Koenigsegg made the effort to improve all aspects of the car, giving it a modern touch. Their efforts truly paid off as the finished product can give any other car on the road a run for its money.
Reasons why Regera stands out
There are a number of reasons why Regera takes the cake in terms of quality. When it comes to horsepower, it does up to 1500 and a pound-feet torque of 2000. As stated by Jalopnik, these features place it on the top as the most powerful car ever produced in history.
The irresistible attraction of Koenigsegg Regera
If you are wondering where all that power comes from, it’s from the hybrid powertrain of the car that makes use of a twin-turbo V8 motor of 5.0-liter. It also has three electric engines.
The Swedish car takes the meaning of its name which is “to reign.” The name couldn’t be better especially for such a vehicle with features that have never been seen before. Commenting on the car’s supremacy, Koenigsegg boasts that Regera is out on the road to reign, moving faster than every other car. Indeed, it’s the most powerful car the world has ever seen.
Which driver can turn away from such a luring cockpit?
Regera isn’t just a hybrid car, it’s also what’s referred to as a plug-in hybrid. It receives enough power from the twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors getting it down the track, hitting 60 miles by the hour, all the way from 0 in about 2.8 seconds. Its top speed goes up to 250 miles by the hour. These performances identify the car as the highest performing car in the same category as Hennessey Venom GT, Bugatti Veyron as well as other Koenigsegg brands. It is officially one of the 10 fastest cars in the world in 2018.
This Regera can smoke its tyres when running
Another point to note is that, in 20 seconds, the Regera has the capacity to cover 250 miles in just an hour. This is faster than any other car can go.
Understating the powerful nature of the Regera is quite hard. Putting it in perspective, Koenigsegg explains that the three electric engines of the car dish out a staggering 300 horsepower more than its contenders. Cars like Porsche 918 Spyder that produces 887 horsepower doesn’t come close.
Posh buttery-soft leather seat on the Koenigsegg Regera
One would think that the extra weight of the battery would affect the car engine, but that’s not the case. The car performs expressly well. Koenigsegg states that Regera has a very competitive weight with its unique features such as a 6-way electrical seat that’s adjustable. Its bodywork is also totally robotized. These features aren’t small by any standards. They are evidence of the expertise of the company’s engineering team.
Price of the Koenigsegg Regera
Ever since the car was showcased, car lovers around the world have been eager to know how they can acquire it. The high demand isn’t surprising – who wouldn’t want to have such a powerful car?
The Regera is introduced in Geneva Motor Show
As expected, the Regera doesn’t come cheap. First off, only 80 units will be produced. A single Regera goes for the estimated cost of $1.89m (₦69 billion), being one of the top 10 most expensive cars of 2018. Although the price is on the high side, with all the features mentioned earlier, it’s worth it. Another fun fact about Regera is that it has the most expensive car key ever at a whopping price of $250,000 or ₦90 million.
The company explains that it’s producing only 80 units because the number represents supremacy, control and domination in the area of Pythagorean Numerology.
With the demand of the car already high, there are predictions that, when it’s released into the market, it’ll be one of the most sought-after machines on the planet. The one displayed in Geneva is said to be the only model completed at the time. Before its unveiling, the company was able to sell four of it without even showcasing them to anyone yet. Hence, they are quite optimistic that the 80 units will sell out.
See how a Regera accelerates from zero to 400 kph!
Hybrid technology has moved to its next step with the Koenigsegg Regera. Such cars have evolved from being known as only gas-saving to becoming the most powerful cars in the world. This development didn’t happen overnight. It was a steady growth.
A high amount of work in this kind of cars is done by internal combustion engines. However, electric motors also produce a good amount of instant torque in them. As a result of this, the drivetrain covers the powerband gaps.
Hybrid cars are now useful beyond fuel economy and reduction of emissions. They now produce high speed and high power.