Koenigsegg Regera The Mega Car
Koenigsegg has done it again. The Swedish manufacturer has managed to build upon its powerful, comfortable, luxurious mega car and take its performance to a whole new level.
By Braydon Holmyard
The Koenigsegg Regera is a game-changer. Under the hood rests the most downsized homologated internal combustion engine in the world. The twin turbo, DOHC, 5.0-litre V8 engine is com-pact, lightweight and efficient, but do not doubt its relentless power. With 1,100 Hp and 1,250 Nm of combustion engine torque, this machine can go from zero to 400 kilometres per hour in less than 20 seconds.
The world-class engine combined with Koenigsegg’s renowned Electric Drive makes this the most powerful car on the street. One-crank mounted motor and two drive shaft motors, sitting on each rear wheel, have a combined electric propulsion of 820 Nm and 520kW. The trio of electric motors provide instant torque and pure power, while maintaining energy efficiency. Add to this the mighty combustion engine, and the Regera is loaded with more than 1,500 Hp.
Not only is the Regera (“to reign” in Swedish) equipped with the instruments to dominate on a race track, but the interior will make every driver feel like royalty. Highlights include adjustable memory-foam seats, a superior sound system, three camera angles, and the Koenigsegg nine-inch infotainment system.
There are plenty of innovative features that separate the Regera from its competitors. One of them is the new powertrain technology – Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission. Invented by Christian von Koenigsegg, the KDD enhances the driving experience in every way. It offers rapid response and performance while revolutionizing the energy efficiency in a hyper car.
All body closures on the car can be operated by the touch of a remote or smart-phone. The world’s first fully robotized car can also be driven in complete silence while in EV mode for short periods of time.
With just 80 vehicles carefully crafted in Angelholm, Sweden, a Regera sighting will be a rare occurrence, but if you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse, do not blink.