The rides of two very lucky customers will bare it all under the Swiss lights

A few years back, Koenigsegg wowed the world with the debut of the Regera at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. In case you’re unaware, the Regera is an absurdly fast high-powered plug-in hybrid hypercar capable of spinning the world backwards like Superman turning back time. Now, the manufacturer from Sweden is heading back to Switzerland to show off the initial pair of customer-bound Regera models, both of which are still hot off the floor from Keonigsegg’s production facility in Angelholm.

These latest Swedish meatballs represent the first time Koenigsegg has built two individual cars simultaneously, and demonstrate the rapid expansion that the niche automaker has experienced over the course of the past year. That expansion now includes two specific model lines on tap (the Regera and the Agera), a growing dealer network, and a staff that’s nearly doubled in size.

And that’s to be expected when considering the quality of the product on hand. For example, the first Regera slated to show in Geneva is draped in an exterior color similar to British Racing Green. That emerald-like hue is courtesy of a green-tinted clear coat, which shows the carbon fiber weave hiding underneath if you look close enough. Inside the cabin is Saddle Brown leather upholstery with a basket weave, while flat leather is used for the seats, rear wall, doors, and steering wheel. In the corners are Tresex hollow-core carbon rollers, which offer a 40-percent reduction in weight when compared to traditional alloys. The tires are Michelin’s Pilot Sport 4S compound.

Joining the green Regera is another sovereign automobile, this time finished in candy apple red with bare black carbon running up the middle. This example also gets bare carbon for the side intakes, while the cabin gets a black leather interior with Lingonberry trim. Meanwhile, the wheels are three-spoke carbon units in a custom design.

Both owners are expected to take delivery of their respective Regeras in the next few months.

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Why It Matters

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It’s not often that customer deliveries are worthy of a an appearance at an event like the Geneva International Motor Show, but in this case, Koenigsegg is the exception.

Why? Well, simply put, the Regera is a mighty impressive machine indeed.

Making it go is a hybrid powertrain consisting of three electric motors and a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8. The ICE by itself is a powerplant worthy of sportscar superstardom all on its own, but with an extra 670 horses added from the motors (one on the crankshaft and two more for the rear axle), the whole shebang cranks out an astonishing 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels.

With numbers like that, this 3,500-pound monster can outmuscle even the mighty Koenigsegg One:1 in a straight line. A sprint from 0 to 300 km/h (0 to 186 mph) takes just 10 seconds, while a run from 0 to 400 km/h (0 to 249 mph) takes 20 seconds. Here’s another little tasty tidbit – 150 km/h to 250 km/h (93 mph to 155 mph) takes just 3 seconds. 3 seconds!

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The Regera is also a technological marvel. It’s the first production vehicle to utilize an 800-volt electrical system for those electric motors.

So it’s fast, that much is clear. But the Regera is also a technological marvel. It’s the first production vehicle to utilize an 800-volt electrical system for those electric motors, and it’s the first production vehicle equipped with Koenigsegg’s Direct Drive system, offering less weight and less parasitic loss compared to a traditional transmission.

Keeping it glued to the ground is active aero, with the rear spoiler hiding away when you want less drag. The Regera also has a removable top, a first in a car capable of going nearly 250 mph. There’s also active chassis control, adjustable electric stability control, traction control, carbon ceramic brakes, ABS, and an adjustable and active suspension set-up.

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Of course, this thing is still relatively driveable in the real world, offering optional six-way power adjustable seats, Apple CarPlay support, a Bird’s Eye View parking assist, and an Autoskin system with one-touch opening for the doors and the hood. Finally, each Regera gets an adjustable pedal box, smart airbags, and digital gauges.

Drivetrain 5.0-liter V-8 and three electric motors
Combined output 1,500 HP
Combined torque 1,475 LB-FT
Weight 3,500 Lbs
0 to 186 mph 10 seconds
0 to 249 mph 20 seconds
Top Speed 250 mph

My Opinion

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The Regera is positively beastly, and it makes me happy to see Koenigsegg doing so well in the past year. The cars are not only visually impressive to behold, but offering astounding engineering as well. They’re like some alien spacecraft that landed on Earth to show us the way of velocity, and prove that even small automakers can butt heads with the biggest and the best.

Read our full review on the Koenigsegg Regera here.

Press Release

Koenigsegg will use the Geneva Motor Show 2017 to celebrate the completion of the first two Koenigsegg Regeras for customer delivery. This is a milestone achievement for Koenigsegg in many respects:
•The Regera is an all-new Koenigsegg, full of groundbreaking technology, including the world’s first Direct Drive system for a production vehicle.
•It marks the first time Koenigsegg will build two concurrent models in its Ängelholm production facility.
•It caps a year of vast expansion for Koenigsegg Automotive AB.

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The Regera is a true technical tour-de-force. It is a rolling collection of world firsts and world bests. It combines motorsport-grade battery cells, three powerful electric motors and Koenigsegg’s proven twin-turbo V8 engine to produce a prodigious 1500hp, which is sent to the rear wheels via the first direct drive system ever developed for a series production vehicle: Koenigsegg Direct Drive.
It features the first 800-volt electrical system to ever be used in a production vehicle. This is used to supply power to three electric motors, which, at 670hp, have the highest electric power output ever used in a production hybrid.
It is the first production vehicle in the world available with a fully robotised body and the first with a fully stowable, top-mounted rear spoiler for better aerodynamics.
The hybrid powertrain in the Regera will propel it from standstill to 300 km/h in 10 seconds - faster than even the extraordinary Koenigsegg One:1 - and on to 400km/h in just under 20 seconds, yet another world first for a production car. We would love to tell you it is the world’s first car with a removable roof capable of reaching 400 km/h, but that was actually the Koenigsegg CCXR. In 2008. Such is the history of innovation at Koenigsegg.

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The first Regera to be delivered is finished with a modern twist on a well known sports car livery. Reminiscent of classic British Racing Green, the green tinted clear coat allows the perfectly aligned carbon fibre weave to shine through. It is a constant reminder that the Regera is a thoroughbred performance car featuring only the latest, greatest technology. The interior is finished in rich Saddle Brown leather with a combination of basket weave and flat leather covering the seats, rear wall, steering wheel and doors. The car is fitted with Koenigsegg’s new ‘Tresex’ hollow-core carbon fibre wheels, which reduce wheel mass by 40% compared to a lightweight alloy wheel of the same size. Fitment of Michelin’s brand new Pilot Sport 4S tyre is standard. The second Regera wears a combination of candy apple red with a clear carbon centre section
and candy apple red hood stripe. Air intakes along the side of the car are also finished in clear carbon. The interior is finished in black leather with highlights in Lingonberry. This Regera is also fitted with Koenigsegg’s new three spoke carbon fibre wheels.

These two customer Regeras feature a rich blend of luxury and blistering performance.The Regera is available with 6-way electronically adjustable sport seats, full iPhone integration via Apple CarPlay (music, calls, messaging and maps), two induction phone charging points, Bird’s Eye View parking assistance, and Koenigsegg’s unique Autoskin system that allows the driver to open any of the doors or hoods with the touch of a button.

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As with all Koenigseggs, the Regera features a detachable hardtop that can be stored under the front hood when not in use.For driver safety, the Regera is equipped with a fully adjustable pedal box, smart airbag technology, active chassis technology, Koenigsegg electronic stability control with 3 modes available, Koenigsegg traction control, carbon ceramic brakes, sport ABS system, TPMS, fully adjustable active suspension, and a full digital warning and information system.The Koenigsegg Regera powertrain consists of three electric motors (one on the crankshaft and one on each of the rear wheels) powered by a battery pack capable of extreme levels of discharge and recharge via the world’s first 800V electrical system in a production car. The electrical propulsion system works in concert with Koenigsegg’s proven twin-turbo V8 internal combustion engine to deliver 1500hp and over 2000Nm of torque.

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Power is sent to the rear wheels via Koenigsegg Direct Drive, a system developed in-house by Koenigsegg that replaces the traditional gearbox and thereby avoids the weight penalties and efficiency losses inherent in a traditional driveline. The Regera has immense, instant power and torque at standstill from the electric driveline, which is very quickly supplemented by the internal combustion engine. The result is rapid, smooth acceleration and a driving experience unlike any other - from 150 to 250 km/h in just over 3 seconds, and from 0 to 400 km/h in just under 20 seconds.We are very excited at the prospect of delivering the Regera to eager customers in the coming months. A new chapter in the Koenigsegg story is quickly aunfolding

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