• Every Koenigsegg Regera Goes Through A 0-186 MPH Test Before Being Delivered

Special cars deserve special quality control care

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Every automaker that’s worth its name has a quality control procedure that needs to be followed before its products head to their respective owners. For some, these quality control procedures involve checking the engine, the interior, and the car’s electronics system. But for an automaker like Koenigsegg, quality control procedures take on different forms.

The Swedish automaker even has a particularly specific procedure it does to the Regera supercar before it’s delivered to its excited owner. According to the company, ever Regera — that’s 80 of them — is required to do a 0-to-186 mph sprint test before it leaves the care of the automaker. It sounds ridiculous for a car to undergo a speed test of that magnitude before it’s delivered to a customer, but remember, this is the Regera we’re talking about.

Koenigsegg didn’t exactly dive into the specifics on why every Regera model it builds has to undergo a 0-to-186-mph sprint test, but we can assume that the reasons are all related to the car’s stature. After all, this isn’t your typical $30,000 Ford Mustang or even a $260,000 Lamborghini Huracan Evo. The super-limited Koenigsegg Regera is a 1,500-horsepower hypercar that also happens to cost $2 million. If you’re Koenigsegg and you’re selling a car at that price, you’re going to want to ensure that all of its mechanicals are in proper order.

That includes the Regera’s 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, the single-speed fixed-gear transmission, and all the other electronic bits that allow the Regera to run a sprint to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and 0 to 186 mph in just 10.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 249 mph.

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Koenigsegg Regera Specifications
Engine  5.0-liter, V-8 Biturbo and three electric motors
Horsepower 1,480 horses
Torque  1,475 pound-feet 
Transmission Direct-drive gearbox
Curb Weight  3,510 pounds
0 to 60 mph 2.8 seconds
0 to 186 mph 10.9 seconds
Top Speed 249 mph

As well-built as the Regera is, there’s still something to be said for the amount people are paying for a car of its stature. You don’t want to be messing around with it if you’re Koenigsegg. Instead, you take any and all measures to ensure that the Regera is running perfectly. If part of that process includes a 0-to-186 mph sprint test, then so be it. That test is typically done after 10.9 seconds if Koenigsegg’s performance claims are accurate.

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Once Koenigsegg is done performing thorough quality control tests on the Regera, the supercar is presumably packed and prepared for delivery to its awaiting owner. The whole testing phase shouldn’t be that overwhelming, either, since the production of the Regera is capped at just 80 units. Besides, if you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to score a seat at the Regera dining table, you’d want your $2 million purchase to be worth every penny, right?

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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