The Koenigsegg Regera Is The Most Insane Hybrid On Earth
1 March 2016 - Autoblog
Want to know the coolest thing about the Geneva Motor Show? No, it's not the fondue (although that is good).
It's the fact that this show, more than just about any other, is jam-packed with super and hypercars. And while the world is still recovering from the news that Bugatti will sell a nearly 1,500-horsepower car, there's a group of Swedes that would very much like to remind you that they're capable of screwing together a high-speed monster. Of course we're talking about Koenigsegg.
The Swedish outfit has just announced a duo of models for Geneva that should draw at least a few worried glances from the folks at Molsheim. At the head of the class is the production-spec Regera, which was first shown at last year's Geneva show. Now, the company has confirmed the plug-in-hybrid rocket ship will weigh just 1,6 kg and have a claimed output of over 1,500 horsepower. As a reference, the new Bugatti Chiron has 1,478 hp but weighs nearly 0,45 kg more than this Koenigsegg.
Despite this difference, though, the Regera's stats aren't quite as monstrous – 100 km/h per hour takes 2.8 seconds to the Chiron's 2.5-second spring. But the low weight and excess power allows the Swede to catch up and pass Bugatti's finest on the high end. The Koenigsegg hits 200 km/h in 6.6 seconds compared to the Bug's 6.5-second time. But the Regera monsters the Chiron to 300 km/h. The Bugatti takes 13.5 seconds to hit that loony speed, while the Koenigsegg does the deed in a frightening 10.9 seconds. Think about that – the Regera is 2.6 seconds faster to 300. That's scary speed and it gets scarier. Koenigsegg has built a car that will go from zero to 400 km/h in 20 seconds.
While the Regera is an undisputed star of the show, Koenigsegg is also showing the Agera Final series. The first vehicle of the finale line is the One of 1. That's not to be confused with the One:1, although it has served as inspiration for this new model. It gets the same 1,360-hp, twin-turbocharged V8, but it's slightly more livable. The roof window and luggage space are still there, while the curb weight is just 1,4 kg. Koenigsegg will only build two other Final series cars, each of which will receive serious input from their exceptionally wealthy owners, so that they're truly one-of-a-kind vehicles.
You can check out official images of both the Regera and Agera Final One of 1 in the galleries. There's also a press release available below. And naturally, we'll have more on Koenigsegg's latest masterpieces in the coming days.