2017 Koenigsegg Regera

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  • Koenigsegg Regera
  • Year:
    2017
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    1475
  • 0-60 time:
    2.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    250 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    2000000 (Est.)
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The Koenigsegg One:1 was extreme, but Koenigsegg took it one step further with the Koenigsegg Regera. The Regera is what you would consider the ultimate evolution of the automobile, boasting 1.1 megawatts of power, or 1488.52 ponies in horsepower terms from its hybridized drivetrain and V-8 engine. In comparison to cars like the Agera RS and the One:1, the Regera is more luxurious and has more technology but is significantly lighter with a dry weight of 3,130 pounds and a curb weight of 3,589 pounds. It also showcases a number of firsts for the Koenigsegg brand; it is fully robotized via lightweight hydraulics and has the world’s first fully foldable, active, top-mounted rear wing. Only 80 examples of the Regera are slated for production with an estimated price tag of $2 million.

Aside from the firsts associated directly with the Regera, it also entered production while Koenigsegg was still in the production phase for another model – marking the first time that the company has had more than one model in production at one time. That’s a pretty big deal for a small manufacturer like Koenigsegg. Either way, the Regera is Koenigsegg’s latest model as of 2017. Considering the power improvements and weight reduction over the One:1, we’re already starting to wonder what Koenigsegg will do to one-up itself again with something better. Until that happens, let’s take a closer look at the Regera and what makes it such an amazing vehicle.

Updated 03/02/2016: Koenigsegg dropped the final specifications figures for the production version Regera at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

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Meet the 2018 Koenigsegg KNC Regera, The World's First Naked Carbon Vehicle

Meet the 2018 Koenigsegg KNC Regera, The World’s First Naked Carbon Vehicle

It’s called the Koenigsegg KNC Regera, and it’s the perfect example of technological innovation done right

Koenigsegg is no stranger to technological innovation. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Swedish automaker is at the forefront of naked carbon fiber technology, becoming the first automaker in the world to create a car that’s finished entirely out of naked carbon fiber. Koenigsegg has even created a name for it: Koenigsegg Naked Carbon, or “KNC” for short. By Koenigsegg’s admission, the process of creating KNC took years to come together. What began as applications on wheels, wings, splitters, and steering wheels has evolved into a full-blown treatment on an entire car, which Koenigsegg calls the KNC Regera. The one-off creation isn’t for sale because someone who lives in Switzerland already owns it.

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Koenigsegg Brings Two Special Regeras To Geneva

Koenigsegg Brings Two Special Regeras To Geneva

We can’t decide which ones we want to cry over

Koenigsegg is no stranger to flexing its muscles at the Geneva Motor Show. This year, the Swedish automaker is doing the double-showcase routine with a pair of other-worldly Regera hypercars. Koenigsegg says that these Regeras imbibe the company’s dual personalities of sportiness and elegance. Promo phrases aside, these Regeras are what they are. They’re objects of automotive lust, exotic hell-raisers that were put on this earth for all of us to drool over. Let the drooling commence in Geneva.

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Amazing Video – Crash Testing A Koenigsegg Regera

Amazing Video – Crash Testing A Koenigsegg Regera

Turning the Swedish meatball into a literal smash hit

When it comes to the very tippity top of the supercar and hypercar pyramid, it’s easy to forget that, at the end of the day, these incredible machines are still cars. You know, like real physical objects that exist in the world, as opposed to, say, time machines or inter-dimensional spaceships or hopes and dreams. And, as actual physical objects, these cars sometimes run into things, and because they have ludicrously powerful engines, they sometimes run into things really friggin’ fast. The point, if you’ve stuck with me this far, dear reader, is that supercars and hypercars need to be crash tested, and as a result, we get awesome videos like this.

Watching a $2 million, carbon-fiber-everything bedroom poster get smashed and bashed in a battery of tests is entertaining, no doubt about it, with the poor coupe getting the raw end of the deal from just about every single angle. Hell, the testers even took a giant sledge hammer to it, swinging for the fences on the bumper and under carriage. They also slammed the scissor doors a few times and ran over a curb at speed.

All told, it looks like Mr. von Koenigsegg and crew did a fantastic job, as the Regera appeared to take it all in stride. As a reminder, the Regera comes equipped with rear-/mid-engine twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 pumped up by no less than three electric motors. Peak output is rated 1,797 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent to the rear axle by way of a high-tech fixed-gear transmission. The sprint to 60 mph takes 2.7 seconds, with the top speed electronically limited at 255 mph.

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Flock Of Koenigseggs Show Up In Sweden, Awesomeness Ensues: Video

Flock Of Koenigseggs Show Up In Sweden, Awesomeness Ensues: Video

It’s the supercar gathering experience of a lifetime

Sometimes, I think about what it must feel like to own a Koenigsegg. It must be unnerving to be in possession of a supercar that can do things very few of its kind can do. I’ll never get to experience it, but those who do have Koenigseggs must love their cars enough to bring them to Sweden to partake in the automaker’s latest Koenigsegg Owners Tour party. The event was held last July, and as the video prepared by Koenigsegg shows us, a total of 19 Koenigseggs made the trip to Malmo before embarking on a memorable tour around the southern side of the country.

Even better, all 19 cars stopped at the Ring Knutstorp track in Kågeröd to put a few laps in, not minding the fact that it was raining at that time. In the end, the Koenigsegg convoy managed to find their way to Ängelholm, Sweden, the location where the automaker was born way back in 1994. It tells you how much Koenigsegg has evolved over the years when the owner of the company’s first-ever production car, a man named Stephen Rigman, still has his CCR with him. In fact, he was one of the 19 Koenigsegg owners who participated in the event, bringing along his OG Koenigsegg for the trip, joining the likes of the Agera, Regera, and the One:1 in the incredible joy ride. I can’t imagine there being a cooler road trip than this one. Seeing any of the 19 Koenigseggs of various shapes, sizes, and model names is sobering enough in of itself. But to actually be there to witness all of them in one location is what supercar dreams are made of.

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Koenigsegg Is All Out Of Regera Supercars

Koenigsegg Is All Out Of Regera Supercars

All 80 units are spoken for.

In case you’re in the final stages of formalizing a payment plan to pay for the $1.9 million Koenigsegg Regera supercar, you might need to call a halt to the proceedings. Your luck just ran out. See, Koenigsegg only produced 80 examples of the Regera, and all are now accounted for. Word of the “disappointing” development comes straight from Koenigsegg, with a post on the company blog. The car Koenigsegg describes as a “tour de force of technology” is officially sold out.

It’s an impressive achievement to sell $152 million worth of Regeras in such a short amount of time. Remember, the 1,500-horsepower supercar was introduced just 15 months ago at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Considering its price and outright exclusivity, it’s amazing to think that all 80 units now have buyers. There is some good news, though, if you’re still in denial about missing out on the cars. Koenigsegg didn’t identify those who scored one, but it did indicate the possibility of finding any of the 80 Regeras in local dealerships. That could mean that an unspecified number of these supercars were bought to be resold. You’ll definitely have to pay a bigger premium for these cars than you intended, but hey, that’s the price you have to pay for waiting longer than you should have to get yours.

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Koenigsegg Heads To Geneva With A Pair Of Regeras That'll Turn You Green With Envy And Red With Lust

Koenigsegg Heads To Geneva With A Pair Of Regeras That’ll Turn You Green With Envy And Red With Lust

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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This Is What A Naked Koenigsegg Regera Looks Like

This Is What A Naked Koenigsegg Regera Looks Like

There’s something to be said for an all-natural Koenigsegg Regera

Supercars and hypercars, by their definition, are meant to scream for attention. Whether it’s with their outlandish looks, colorful bodies, or their stomach-churning power, these cars are as likely to be as ignored as discounted freshly baked bread. I say this because Koenigsegg is back at it with another one of its employee renderings and the latest design study is a shining example of a stylistic approach that eschews all-around flamboyance in favor of a simpler look meant to showcase the hypercar in about as raw a state as it can be.

This rendering comes by way of Koenigsegg’s current facility manager and overall longtime employee Chrille. According to the Swedish automaker, Chrille (no last name was mentioned) has been around Koenigsegg so long that he’s probably worked in just about every division in the company. Apparently, he’s worked in the composites branch, the finishing station, and the service area, and that doesn’t even include his current occupation as facility manager.

So when pressed to create his very own interpretation of what a Koenigsegg Regera should look like, Chrille took a far different approach with his rendering compared to what everyone else before him has done. Instead of dressing it up in fancy colors and saying that it’s been inspired by this-or-that, Chrille went back to basics... and barely touched the Regera.

Sure, his rendering has tone-on-tone black stripes, anthracite-finished brake callipers, and an optional aerodynamic kit, but the body of the hypercar, by and large, is devoid of any color. We all know that since Regeras are built largely from carbon-fiber, what’s left of the body without any color is the carbon-fiber, or at least in this case, naked carbon-fiber in its complete, unaltered, natural shade. That fact alone makes this particular Regera rendering a true sight to behold, even if it does look a little too close to the Raven Black Regera designed by Koenigsegg’s own art director, Lisa Johansson.

Say what you will about Chrille’s design choice, but you can’t argue that a naked carbon Regera looks just as good as all the other renderings we’ve seen in recent weeks. It may not have their flash and panache, but it is natural. At the end of the day, that counts for a lot too.

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Koenigsegg's Design Chief Dresses Up Regera In A Popsicle

Koenigsegg’s Design Chief Dresses Up Regera In A Popsicle

A flashy megacar deserves a flashy color scheme

Well, this is a little different, isn’t it? Koenigsegg’s on-going Regera rendering exercise has yielded some impressive results over the past few weeks. We’ve seen the megacar dressed up in fancy colors like Bordeaux Red and Battleship Grey. We’ve seen the Regera get the all-black treatment. We’ve even seen one Regera rendering inspired by the late music icon Prince. Today, Koenigsegg is back with a new rendering from no less than its chief designer Joachim Nordwall, whose interpretation involves turning a flashy eye on the Regera.

Six renderings into this admittedly impressive exercise, we finally get a Regera in colors typically associated with performance cars of supreme ability. Take a look at it. The orange and white treatment is flashy, flamboyant, and difficult to take your eyes off of, for all the right reasons. If you’re seen driving a Regera in these colors, you better be prepared for the waves of attention you’re automatically going to get. That comes with the territory of having a supercar that pops out even more because of how it looks in vivid color.

This particular Regera rendering also tells us something about the styling preference of the man who led the design effort of the car in the first place. Joachim Nordwall is Koenigsegg’s design chief so you can be sure that when the company was developing the look of the megacar, it had to get the approval of Nordwall before it could proceed to develop and subsequently build. It’s nice to see then that Nordwall isn’t above this particular exercise and it’s even better that he didn’t pull any punches with his interpretation because, at the very least, his rendering of the Regera is definitely not for the meek of spirit. It explodes with color and personality, just like what the Koenigsegg Regera is supposed to be.

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Koenigsegg Regera Gets Another Shot Of Red And Black

Koenigsegg Regera Gets Another Shot Of Red And Black

Those white streaks help bring the megacar’s appearance to life

Koenigsegg’s Regera rendering exercise is going on its fifth week now and I think speak for a lot of people when I say that Koenigsegg’s employees have done well for themselves in showcasing their skills in the art form that is rendering. For the most part, the employees have come up with some incredible works of art, most notably the Bordeaux Red Regera by Johan Bjurmar, Koenigsegg’s sales director for continental Europe and Scandinavia and the Battleship Grey Regera by Mattias Vox, the Swedish automaker’s Prototype Manager and so-called "vehicle builder extraordinaire.” The latest rendering comes from Jonas Voss, Koenigsegg’s director of electrification (or “EV propulsion,” according to his LinkdIn profile), and his interpretation brings together one of the coolest two-color combinations you’ll see used on a beast like the Regera.

Red and black are arguably two of the best colors used as body colors on cars if done properly. Combining the two can yield impressive results. In some ways, Bjurmar accomplished that with his Bordeaux Red interpretation a few weeks ago. It wasn’t just the predominantly red finish on the Regera that was attractive; it was also the use of black as a secondary color and the burst of yellow streaks throughout the body that brought the whole color combination to life. By contrast, Voss’ interpretation also features black as a secondary color, but does do away with the yellow streaks, instead using white streaks to create a well-balanced three-color combination.

It’s admittedly not the sexiest rendering (that, in my opinion, still belongs to Bjurmar) nor is it the one that I’d want to be seen driving (Vox’s Battleship Grey version takes the cake there), but it’s arguably the one that’s going to get the most attention, as if the Regera needs more of it to begin with.

Here’s what I do know: these Koenigsegg Regera renderings don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon and for what they’re worth, I hope Koenigsegg’s employees don’t get tired showing them off on a weekly basis. I can’t imagine what Mondays would be like without them now.

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Koenigsegg's Latest Regera Rendering Is Ready For Its Close-up

Koenigsegg’s Latest Regera Rendering Is Ready For Its Close-up

Another week, another employee rendering of the Koenigsegg Regera

At this point, these Koenigsegg renderings of the Regera have become important events in our weekly automotive calendar. That’s been the case since the calendar flipped to 2017 as we’ve been treated to a weekly dose of renderings from people inside the Swedish supercar maker. Copywriter Steven Wade kicked things off with a Prince-inspired purple Regera before Johan Bjurmar, Koenigsegg’s sales director for continental Europe and Scandinavia, followed suit with his Bordeaux Regera. Then last week, it was art director Lisa Johansson’s turn and she opted for a Raven Black Regera that looked sexy to the hilt. Now it’s the turn of Mattias Vox, the automaker’s Prototype Manager and so-called "vehicle builder extraordinaire" whose interpretation of the mega car involves dressing it up in a classy grey finish with white trim and plenty of clear carbon fiber.

Vox’s treatment isn’t as eye-popping as the Bordeaux Regera nor is it as flamboyant as the purple Regera that was designed to honor the bombastic music icon. But this one is arguably the cleanest and most stylish of the four Regera renderings we’ve seen so far. The choice of colors are ideal complements of one another and the use of the clear carbon fiber further elevates its aesthetic appeal.

Yes, I know that I’ve spent the past four weeks gawking at these renderings and marvelling at the creativity of those who work for the Swedish automaker. Admit it though; they are impossible to ignore, especially with the level of originality that was put in the creation of these renderings. All four so far are as unique as the tastes and preferences of the people behind them.

Now that we’re four renderings into this admittedly awesome exercise, let’s all hope that Koenigsegg keeps this up. It’s going to feel weird waking up on a weekend without going to Koenigsegg’s Facebook page and gawking at the latest Regera rendering to come from its employees.

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The Koenigsegg Regera Turns Dark In Raven Black

The Koenigsegg Regera Turns Dark In Raven Black

With the way Koenigsegg is going, let’s hope this whole thing never ends

Let’s face it – the Koenigsegg Regera looks great in just about any color. Whether it’s dressed in purple or burgundy finishes like the two previous examples we’ve seen so far of this admittedly awesome exercise Koenigsegg’s doing, the Regera speaks for itself in more ways than one. That being said, take a good look at this beauty. This Regera rendering is the work of Koenigsegg’s art director, Lisa Johansson, and like somebody who leads some of the most creative minds within Koenigsegg, Johansson’s interpretation of the Regera is a work of understated style and class.

There is an obvious appeal to an all-black look for a car, especially when the car in question is a supercar. It creates a perfect contrast to the car’s incredible and attention-grabbing power and performance capabilities. You might even say that the black finish from nose to tail helps undersell the Regera’s hardcore abilities. Most of all, black is just sexy as heck no matter what era it’s from. It’s a timeless finish that fits in well with the enduring character of the 1,500-horsepower supercar.

Johansson’s all-black Koenigsegg Regera is without question a decidedly different approach from the Prince-inspired purple Regera we saw two weeks ago and the Bordeaux-finished version last week. These three different Regera renderings create three different aesthetic interpretations. It certainly goes without saying that whichever of the three you prefer, you’re not going to hear too many complaints from us.

They all look fantastic and Johansson’s all-black interpretation of the Regera puts some pressure on the next rendering to keep this design exercise’s momentum going. Like I said last week, keep it going, Koenigsegg!

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Our Hearts Are Bleeding For This Bordeaux Koenigsegg Regera

Our Hearts Are Bleeding For This Bordeaux Koenigsegg Regera

Keep this up, Koenigsegg!

Remember when Koenigsegg unveiled a rendering of a Prince-inspired Regera last week, complete with a purple and white treatment that paid homage to the late music icon? Well, whatever Koenigsegg’s employees are doing over there in Sweden, they better keep up this “design-your-own” Koenigsegg Regera contest of sorts. The entertainment is too good! This week, the Swedish automaker is presenting this drop-dead gorgeous Bordeaux-finished Regera that’s making our knees very wobbly.

Turns out, Steven Wade is not the only one with a hidden talent for design on Koenigsegg’s payroll. This new example is brought to us by the creative mind of no less than Johan Bjurmar, Koenigsegg’s sales director for continental Europe and Scandinavia. His interpretation of how a proper Regera should be dressed hits us in all the right spots. The three-tone color of the body is a sight to behold. The interior is also dressed like a well-kept den in one of those obscenely luxurious mansions in Rhode Island. The color combinations on both sections of the supercar match up perfectly, too, creating one of those rare instances where the car looks just as beautiful on the inside as it does on the outside.

The biggest credit to Bjurmar’s rendition of the Koenigsegg Regera is that the color combinations work so well that real highlight of the supercar – the 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine – was reduced to an afterthought when these images first went public. That’s a huge testament to the taste of Bjumar, especially when you consider that the V-8 powering the Regera works with three electric motors to produce a combined output in excess of 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque. Match those numbers with a dry curb weight in the vicinity of 3,130 pounds, and you’re looking at a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1. That’s right around the same amount as the Koenigsegg One:1.

And yet, for all of the Regera’s capabilities, this particular rendering is largely defined by the stylistic eye of one of Koenigsegg’s sales director over there in Europe.

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Koenigsegg Employee Renders A Tribute Regera For Late Music Icon

Koenigsegg Employee Renders A Tribute Regera For Late Music Icon

Prince would’ve been proud to own this purple and white Regera

If you’re an artist as universally loved as the late Prince, your influence usually extends long past your death. Well, the man behind the song “Purple Rain” died on April 21, 2016 and apparently, someone over at Koenigsegg is such a big fan that he decided to dress up the 1,500-horsepower Koenigsegg Regera in a special purple carbon exterior finish mixed in with white striping and clear carbon side intakes.

The man behind creating the Prince-inspired Regera is Steven Wade, a copywriter at the Swedish automaker who also happens to be a big fan of the departed music icon. Whereas his job description with the company calls for him to be good with his words, Wade is also apparently pretty good at dressing up the Regera. In his own words, he describes his creation as an ode to the man whose death almost a year ago still has him in mourning and the fact that he thinks that Koenigseggs look absolutely sexy “in purple.” Hard to argue against that sentiment.

Wade did admit that he toyed with the idea of doing a purple-and-gold two-tone scheme, but ultimately decided against it, presumably because purple and white just fit Prince’s character much better. His work on the Regera even extends to the car’s interior where the whole cabin was dressed in “snow white” leather to go with a basket weave seat pattern. He also did point out that while the rendering shows blue contrast stitching, the actual Regera – if Koenigsegg does end up making one – will have the purple stitching.

Regardless of his motivations in rendering the Regera in honor of Prince, the result is actually pretty spectacular. Maybe Koenigsegg boss Christian von Koenigsegg should take a look at his copywriter’s work here and reevaluate his position in the company. Copywriter/designer seems a more apt job title for Wade, doesn’t it?

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2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Best In Show

2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Best In Show

Odysseus ain’t got nothing on this

You know, if you take a long, hard look at auto journalism, there are a few words that seem to pop up a little too often. One good example is the word “epic,” which, in my opinion, should be reserved for life’s most dramatic, mind-blowing moments. That said, last week was the Geneva International Motor Show, and I feel quite confident in labeling it the most epic show of the year. Granted, we’re only a week or so into March, but honestly, I’m not sure how the rest of 2016 will be able to top what we saw in Geneva.

Of course, with over 100 debuts on the schedule and just about every marque under the sun in attendance, odds were high that Geneva would bring the good stuff. Nevertheless, this year’s event in Switzerland went above and beyond, showcasing the next evolution, as it were, when it comes to bleeding-edge technology and face-melting speed.

So then – to the task at hand. It is with great pleasure that I present to you the top five debuts from the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.

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2017 Koenigsegg Regera

2017 Koenigsegg Regera

The Koenigsegg One:1 was extreme, but Koenigsegg took it one step further with the Koenigsegg Regera. The Regera is what you would consider the ultimate evolution of the automobile, boasting 1.1 megawatts of power, or 1488.52 ponies in horsepower terms from its hybridized drivetrain and V-8 engine. In comparison to cars like the Agera RS and the One:1, the Regera is more luxurious and has more technology but is significantly lighter with a dry weight of 3,130 pounds and a curb weight of 3,589 pounds. It also showcases a number of firsts for the Koenigsegg brand; it is fully robotized via lightweight hydraulics and has the world’s first fully foldable, active, top-mounted rear wing. Only 80 examples of the Regera are slated for production with an estimated price tag of $2 million.

Aside from the firsts associated directly with the Regera, it also entered production while Koenigsegg was still in the production phase for another model – marking the first time that the company has had more than one model in production at one time. That’s a pretty big deal for a small manufacturer like Koenigsegg. Either way, the Regera is Koenigsegg’s latest model as of 2017. Considering the power improvements and weight reduction over the One:1, we’re already starting to wonder what Koenigsegg will do to one-up itself again with something better. Until that happens, let’s take a closer look at the Regera and what makes it such an amazing vehicle.

Updated 03/02/2016: Koenigsegg dropped the final specifications figures for the production version Regera at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

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Koenigsegg Regera - First Driving Footage: Video

Koenigsegg Regera - First Driving Footage: Video

The Koenigsegg Regera is the latest megacar to come out of the mental factory that is Koenigsegg. It’s absurdly powerful, thanks in large part to a hybrid engine that combines to pump out as much as 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are not misprints; they’re further proof of the Swedish automaker’s insatiable pursuit to bring us the nuttiest and most spell-binding of cars in the world.

We love everything about the Regera and thirst to get as much of it as we can. Fortunately, Koeniggsegg is all-too happy to acquiesce to our demands by releasing the first driving footage of the Regera. We can’t tell who exactly is driving the car and who is running shotgun, but if our ears don’t fail us, the man behind the wheel who is doing most of the talking is none other than Christian von Koenigsegg himself. As for the passenger, the video simply describes him as an “employee.”

None of that matters, though, because the important part about this video is listening to von Koeniggsegg give an explanation of the Regera’s performance capabilities. There’s talk of new features like the shift-down function, hydraulic coupling, and locked coupling. All this technological wizardry will probably be best explained by watching the video in its entirety, as you can also see how these features affect the car’s ride on the road. Oh and if you stick around towards the end of the video, you’re going to hear the Regera’s rip-roaring engine in full scream. That’s something you don’t want to miss either.

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Koenigsegg Regera Gets New "Autoskin" Robotics

Koenigsegg Regera Gets New "Autoskin" Robotics

Koenigsegg’s showroom area inside its Ängelholm production facility was recently transformed into a new prototype workshop. Inside that workshop, engineers have been busy at work developing designs for future vehicles and new technology for the exclusive automaker. The first thing to come out of this prototype workshop is a system that is now available on the new Koenigsegg Regera, and it goes by the name “Autoskin.”

Autoskin is a technology that adds automation to the Regera. With the use of lightweight hydraulics soft-close mechanisms and proximity sensors, the system can open and close the rear engine cover door, passenger and driver door, and the front luggage door. They system makes the automation seem effortless, and with the proximity sensors, it is safe and practical – adding even more beauty to an already gorgeous car.

Christian von Koenigsegg said, “People often comment on our cars looking spectacular when all the doors of the vehicle are open.” He continued, “Our new Autoskin system enhances this, adding a new level of beauty, practicality and sophistication to the most exciting new hypercar in the world – the Koenigsegg Regera.”

The Regera already comes with a rather unique key, but that key will now include the controls for Autoskin as well. Each door can be opened individually, or if you press “Show Mode,” all doors will open and the spoiler will raise at the same time. If you’re one to pay attention to the small details, don’t worry about weight gain. The whole system adds less that 5kg, (11 pounds) which means performance figures should remain about the same.

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Koenigsegg Regera Spotted Around Goodwood: Video

Koenigsegg Regera Spotted Around Goodwood: Video

Even once every single unit of the 2016 Koensigsegg Regera has been built, it will still be an extremely rare car. Only 80 units of the $1.9 million hypercar will ever be produced, so those not living in Monaco probably won’t catch sight of them all that often. But since Koenigsegg is such a small manufacturer, and can only produce so many cars at a time, there are currently a lot fewer than 80 units to try to spot out in the wild. Yet here we have a video of one spotted near the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

There aren’t any public displays of the kinds of speeds which we know the car to be capable of, but with so much of what we’ve seen of the car so far having been either photos or video footage of it just sitting there, it’s good to be able to see it in motion at all. But even better than is getting to hear the sound, we don’t really hear any particularly high revving, but the sound of the twin-turbo V-8 is amazing at any speed. And for a bonus, we get a shot of the retractable spoiler in action too.

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Koenigsegg Regera Looks Amazing Next To The One:1 - Video

Koenigsegg Regera Looks Amazing Next To The One:1 - Video

Boutique hypercars can be an iffy prospect, but when they’re well executed, they can be things of staggering beauty. This is especially true of the cars built by Koenigsegg, which not only have graceful overall forms, but also have staggeringly elegant moving parts. This video takes a quick look at a couple of cars from the Swedish hypercar maker. The first of these is the One:1, a stripped-down performance machine built to offer the best power to weight ratio of any Koenigsegg. The other car is the new Regera.

The cars are theoretically very different, having been built with different goals in mind. But even though the 2016 Koenigsegg Regera was made to be a softer and more user-friendly GT car, the hybrid hypercar produces a combined 1,500 horsepower, so it’s definitely still pretty quick. This video shows something not known to exist in any other video: footage of the two cars driving together. Because as awe inspiring as each of these cars is on its own, the two together make for an incredible sight. And it’s a good thing too, as this video seems to have been made solely to show just that.

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Get A Closer Look At The Koenigsegg Regera Wing: Video

Get A Closer Look At The Koenigsegg Regera Wing: Video

In the small but fiercely competitive world of hypercars, horsepower is obviously pretty important. But so are aerodynamics, and the latest crop of cars have made major leaps forward in this field. Specifically, the advancements are in the field of active aerodynamics, something that is coming to cars much later than it did airplanes. But as Christian von Koenigsegg mentions in this video, active aerodynamics aren’t always handled as efficiently as they could be, and he introduces a new kind of folding rear wing on the Regera.

The idea behind this setup is to simplify the mechanics of the wing in order to make the mechanism lighter, while also making it more aerodynamically sound by allowing more air to flow under the wing. The setup extends the wing out farther from the back of the car as well, which is another aerodynamic advantage. The downside is one that some will see as trivial, but still exists. With the mechanical workings on the top of the wing, they’re constantly in view, even with the wing down. Some might find this a bit aesthetically troubling, as most of the competition offers smoother lines on the rear decks of their hypercars when the wings are down.

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Koenigsegg Regera Listed At 2.1 Million Euro

Koenigsegg Regera Listed At 2.1 Million Euro

Start saving money now, because Koenigsegg’s newest gas-electric hybrid megacar, the 2016 Koenigsegg Regera, will cost €2.1 million, the equivalent of $2.37 million, when hits the market in 2016, making it one of the most expensive new cars in world. Despite its stratospheric price, the Regera will be the most-produced Koenigsegg’s ever, with a run of 80 units. The price was posted recently to German car-buying site, Mobile.de.

You’ll be getting a lot of car for all that money. Power comes courtesy of an innovative drivetrain of Christian von Koenigsegg’s own design, which produces a massive 1,500 peak horsepower. An internal-combustion V-8 producing 1,100 horsepower works in concert with the Koenigsegg Direct Drive system, which essentially replaces a traditional multi-speed transmission with a pair of YASA axial flux electric motors producing 700 horsepower. Koenigsegg predicts a 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph.

The Regera is a sort of more-luxurious, grand-touring take on the traditional Koenigsegg formula, more in line with the Bugatti Veyron, rather than the Ferrari LaFerrari or McLaren P1 (that’s still the One:1’s job). Combined with the seamless drivetrain, the Regera’s active engine mounts and adaptive dampers will offer an effortlessly fast driving experience.

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Koenigsegg Regera One Gear Transmission Explained: Video

Koenigsegg Regera One Gear Transmission Explained: Video

About a month ago, Topspeed published an article on the new Regera (pronounced "Re-YE-rah"); specifically, it’s transmission. Or lack thereof. Despite that, there’s still been a lot of confusion about how the Regera’s non-transmission works. To clear things up, we found this: A video from YouTuber Kyle.drive.s, aka Kyleengineers. In it, the professional race engineer and aerodynamacist explains a bit more thoroughly how the Koni Cirect Drive functions.

Just to review quickly: The engine connects to a "fluid coupling" device, which connects directly to an axle differential. On either side of the differential are a pair of 241-horsepower electric motors, which drive each wheel independently and directly. A third 214-horsepower motor drives the engine off the front of the crankshaft, allowing the 2016 Regera to accelerate on about 700 horsepower worth of electric power until the gas engine starts up. From there, the 1,100-horse gas engine pushes the car (assisted by the electric motors) to the car’s top speed.

All that’s covered pretty well by the first article. But in this video, we get an updated and slightly more in-depth look on how the whole system actually functions in real time.

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Koenigsegg to Increase Dealer Presence in North America

Koenigsegg to Increase Dealer Presence in North America

Supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg is planning to increase its dealer presence in North America. According to Auto Guide, quoting Koenigsegg’s North American sales director, Jens Sverdrup, the Swedish brand wants to have five authorized retailers in North America by the end of 2015. Koenigsegg opened its first store in New York City in 2014, and three more dealers have been chosen so far.

The company recently announced that Lake Forrest Sports Cars of Chicago will become its second retailer, while Lamborghini Calgary, who will be selling Koenigsegg cars in the Canadian market, will become the third dealer to sell the company’s exotics in North America. The Swedes also added Weissach Performance, which sells Porsches, Lamborghinis, Lotuses and Bugattis in Vancouver, as its second Canadian dealer.

Sverdrup didn’t say where the next dealership will be, but did mention that it will be located in a "strategic area." Since Koenigsegg has yet to open a dealership in the South, it’s probably safe to assume it will be looking for a partner somewhere in that area.

Koenigsegg is currently building three models, the Agera S, Agera R, and the One:1, which is limited to only six units, all of which have already been sold. At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Koenigsegg introduced two new models, the Agera RS and the Regera, a 1,489-horsepower hybrid.

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Koenigsegg Regera's Non-Transmission

Koenigsegg Regera’s Non-Transmission

"Something’s happening here, and what it is ain’t exactly clear."
So then, what about this new driveline that Christian K. has come up with? Let’s take a look.

First, don’t call the Koenigsegg Regera’s drive system a “gearless transmission.” Not because there’s no such thing as a “gearless transmission,” but simply because the Koenigsegg Direct Drive isn’t a transmission. A transmission, by definition, varies input speed to output speed. As you might have gathered from the name, the Koni “Direct Drive” doesn’t do that.

The Regera has a truly psychotic power-to-weight ratio. With 1,100 horsepower drawn from its 5.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine and 3,600 pounds to move, few vehicles on Earth can lay claim to comparable power-to-pound ratios. But faster is better, and doing it with less fuel is better still, so read on to unravel this new technology.

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Koenigsegg Regera Unveiled in Geneva

Koenigsegg Regera Unveiled in Geneva

Koenigsegg has been teasing us over a new hypercar that it has dubbed the Regera, and today the automaker finally unveiled it. And with this debut, Koenigsegg has officially blown its mold to smithereens, as not only is this a plug-in hybrid hypercar – something Koenigsegg was completely against in the past – but it is also far more luxurious than anything else the Swedish brand offers.

We’ll get to the luxury side of things here in a bit, but let’s focus on what really matter the most: the hybrid drivetrain. On the gas side of the equation is a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with a dry-sump oil system. Alone, this engine cranks out a massive 1,100 brake horsepower, but three YASA-built electric motors chime in with an additional dose of torque for off-the-line acceleration and torque vectoring. One of the electric motors is at the crankshaft, and it adds 221 pound-feet of torque, while the remaining two power the rear wheels and produce 192 pound-feet each.

The power from this system is routed through a new Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission, which replaces the standard gear-based transmission. This new transmission reduces parasitic power loss and helps improve power delivery. The only real downside to this setup is that it weighs 194 pounds more than the traditional transmission.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Koenigsegg Regera.

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