Although a small company when compared with its largest competitors, Koenigsegg must be applauded for being genuinely innovative. They build most of their stuff in-house and are very inventive with their new components. Carbon fibre wheels, 3D printed turbos and clever anti-squaring suspension are all pioneered by the Swedish company. Whilst the mighty impressive One:1 was arguably the ultimate evolution of a conventional Koenigsegg, this new car revealed at Geneva elevates the company to the latest battlefield of the hybrid supercars. This is the 1,782BHP Koenigsegg Regera.
Regera is a Swedish word and it means to “reign.” This is the worlds most powerful road production car with a staggering 1,782BHP and 1,549lb ft of torque. 1,085BHP of that comes from a 5.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, but then a further 697BHP is provided by two electric motors. That is a lot of power coming from the electric half of the hybrid system and dwarfs that of McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. The Koenigsegg Regera is driven by its rear wheels only. A unique transmission developed by Koenigsegg is said to reduce engry losses by up to 50% when compared with conventional alternatives.
More aerodynamic bodywork creates a curvaceous shape which is finished off with a large deployable rear wing. Total downforce for the package is 450KG at 155MPH.
Only 80 examples of the Koenigsegg Regera will be built.