• Video: What It’s Like to Drive the Koenigsegg Regera Ghost Pack

The Koenigsegg Regera Ghost Pack is the ultimate marriage between electric and gasoline propulsion, and here’s how it performs around a technical circuit

LISTEN 03:14

When it comes to hypercars, it doesn’t get much more extreme than Koenigsegg’s offerings. Moreover, the Swedish carmaker has been at the forefront of technological advancements in automobiles since its inception, and the Koenigsegg Regera is one of the cars that best embodies what the brand stands for. Mr. JWW who is an automotive, travel, and culture vlogger, takes us around this marvel of a machine to showcase not only its “quirks and features”, but also to take us for a spirited drive.

Video: What It's Like to Drive the Koenigsegg Regera Ghost Pack
- image 1081789

As with all Koenigsegg cars, there is much to behold in the Regera. This particular one has been spec’d with the help of the vlogger, even though it’s not his car. The exterior features three different colors with the primary one being Sky Blue (they probably mean, night sky) with Orange Tang pearlescent accents. The third “color” is actually carbon fiber. To be more specific, three different types of it, including KNC (Koenigsegg Naked Carbon). The interior color scheme matches that of the exterior, but what you really want to know before we get to the actual drive are the specs.

The Koenigsegg is motivated by a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 and three electric motors. Combined, they provide 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet (2,000 Nm). All that goes to the rear wheels only through a Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD), single-speed transmission with a 2.73:1 ratio.

Video: What It's Like to Drive the Koenigsegg Regera Ghost Pack
- image 1081791

While 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) happens in 2.8 seconds, it’s the 0 to 186 mph (300 km/h) that’s mind-boggling – 12.3 seconds. The top speed is 255 mph (410 km/h), although this particular Regera features the Ghost Pack, which adds additional aero elements, increasing downforce by 20-percent. Even with all that tech, the Regera has a curb weight of 3,589 pounds (1,628 kg).

You will notice that despite the car having only one forward gear, it has shift paddles. Pulling on the “plus” paddle makes the car from Neutral to Drive while pulling the “minus” paddle shifts to reverse (not while in “Drive”, of course). Pulling both paddles simultaneously, switches to Park, and holding them switches to Neutral. However, if you want to get the most out of the batteries, like when you want to merge, you can hold the “plus” paddle for extra juice.

Video: What It's Like to Drive the Koenigsegg Regera Ghost Pack
- image 1081793

Even JWW, who is behind the wheel of the Regera Ghost Pack, is short of words to describe the driving experience. The gearbox seems to be taking the best of CVT technology (yes, I said it) without the drowning noise that comes with having one. It’s like a high-performance EV with a big V-8 stuffed in it. You get the immediate, massive torque and immense high-end power, accompanied by V-8 and turbo noises. To get the best idea of what it actually looks, sounds, and feels like, feel free to watch the video below.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
About the author

Related Articles

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

2017 Koenigsegg Regera

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: