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.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera.

  • 2017 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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Exterior

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With previous Koenigsegg production models being an indication, the Regera pretty much looks like a restyled Agera, which itself is a restyled version of the CC8S/CCR/CCX and CCXR that went before it. That said, the new model sports enough design modifications to be worthy of the moniker and propulsion changes, even though most of its design features are nearly identical to its predecessors.

The new model sports enough design modifications to be worthy of the moniker and propulsion changes, even though most of its design features are nearly identical to its predecessors.

The front features a pair of new headlights, a much deeper aerodynamic front splitter for more downforce and less drag, and some differently shaped air intakes. Three NACA-like air ducts have been fitted on the front hood, right under the windshield.

The side profile looks quasi-identical with other Koenigsegg models, with the trademarked "dihedral synchro-helix actuation" doors being retained as well. On the other hand, the rear is quite different than its predecessors, with a pair of restyled LED taillights accompanying a reshaped rear wing that is hydraulically actuated. Another Koenigsegg trademark that hasn’t been retained is the single, oversized, central exhaust splitting the diffuser, since the Regera seems to feature two exhaust exits.

A number of extra aerodynamic winglets and side splitters tested on the One:1 have found their way onto the Regera, along with a restyled version of Koenigsegg’s proprietary carbon-fiber wheels. Last, but certainly not least, the fuel filler cap is accompanied by an electric socket, while the side air intakes have been reshaped as well. The package is completed by new rear-view mirrors and a bunch of extra air intakes and outlets probably used to cool off the battery and electric motors.

The Regera also features Koenigsegg’s Autoskin feature that allows the driver to open both doors, front hood, and rear hood remotely with the keyfob or from inside the car with the Autoskin buttons on the center console. And, in addition to the rear and side view cameras, an optional forward facing camera can also be installed, enabling the driver to have a birds-eye view of the car when parking or maneuvering in confined areas.

Interior

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As with some of the exterior details, I didn’t expect to find an all-new cockpit inside the Regera, but Koenigsegg surprised everyone by finally introducing a redesigned center console. Entry is still made via the cool doors, which the Swedish carmaker insists on calling by their official name on every occasion, while the seats and almost every touchable surface is engulfed in leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber.

A few touches of machined aluminum on the new center console and air conditioning vents make for a classier atmosphere compared to other Koenigseggs, even though the flat-bottomed steering wheel and LCD-based instrument cluster look like the ones from the Agera, only with better clothing.

Apple CarPlay comes standard with the Regera’s infotainment system, as does WiFi connectivity, eliminating the need to drag a USB cord along with you inside the car. Inductive charging also comes standard, so as long as you’re in the car, your phone won’t discharge. The heated seats feature electrical adjustment with memory functions for each driver.

Drivetrain

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Taking everyone by surprise, Koenigsegg announced that the Regera will also feature "700 horsepower electrical motors and an impressive 800 volt., 4.5 kWh liquid cooled battery pack." In layman’s terms and knowing how powerful the One:1 is, the size of that battery and that huge amount of electric power tells us that the upcoming model is plug-in hybrid hypercar with a total output of over 1,341 horsepower. In other words, Koenigsegg finally beat Bugatti to the punch by being the first to launch the fastest and most-powerful hybrid hypercar (excuse me, "megacar") in the world.

Koenigsegg finally beat Bugatti to the punch by being the first to launch the fastest and most-powerful hybrid hypercar (excuse me, "megacar") in the world.

Having started as a supercharged Ford Modular V-8, Koenigsegg’s internal combustion engine has transformed over the years into a twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter, V-8 that has been developed mostly in-house by Swedish engineers. Every model from the Swedish carmaker has sported a version of this powerplant, and the Regera will also, only this time it will be augmented by three electric motors. Just like the Porsche 911 Turbo and some modern turbodiesels, Koenigsegg’s engine features variable-vane turbochargers, giving it more low-end torque and improved throttle response at lower revs, and economical cruise. Since it is paired with 700 horsepower-worth of electric motors, it doesn’t need to be as powerful as its predecessors, delivering "only" 1,100 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque on regular pump gas and a bit more than that on E85.

On the electric propulsion front, the Regera has 700 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, courtesy of three electric motors. That said, the total system output is of at least 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque, all of it being sent to the rear wheels through the so-called Koenigsegg Direct Drive, a patent-pending technology that replaces the car’s traditional gearbox with an electric motor, somewhat similar to the hybrid setup in the Toyota Prius.

Unlike the Prius, the Regera also uses two extra electric motors – one for each rear wheel – both of them getting their juice from an 800 volt, 4.5 kWh, liquid cooled battery pack that can also be charged from the outside with a power cord. The hybrid setup translates into mind-blowing performance numbers, with 0 to 62 mph taking 2.8 seconds, 0 to 124 mph taking 6.6 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph taking 20 seconds. Furthermore, 93 to 155 mph acceleration takes only 3.9 seconds.

Drivetrain Specifications

Combustion engine power 1,100 HP on 91 octane DIN or 95 octane RON (a bit more on E85)
Combustion engine torque 921 LB-FT
Electric propulsion 700 HP
Electric torque 663 LB-FT
Battery pack 9 kWh 620 Volt, flooded liquid cooled
Combined Output Over 1,500 HP
Combined Torque Over 1,475 LB-FT

Prices

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Koenigsegg has yet to reveal pricing for the Regera, but an announcement posted by the company’s U.K. dealer on German car-buying site Mobile.de suggests the supercar will cost €2.1 million in Europe, which translates to around $2.37 million in the United States. This sticker would make it significantly more expensive than most of its competitors.

Competition

Pagani Huayra

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While Horacio Pagani doesn’t necessarily see Koenigsegg as a direct competitor, the truth is that both the Huayra and the upcoming Regera will be marketed to similar types of customers. Sporting active aerodynamics, more traditional gull-wing doors and a body constructed from aerospace-grade carbon fiber and titanium, the Huayra is truly a 21st century successor to the gorgeous Zonda. Named after the Inca Empire’s god of winds, the latest Pagani is from most points of view a four-wheeled work of art, with technology and soul being mixed to create a masterpiece.

The Huayra is powered by a bespoke, twin-turbocharged, Mercedes-AMG V-12 that is hand built by a single engineer in Affalterbach, where almost all other AMG engines are born. With 720 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque on tap from the 6.0-liter powerplant, the model can accelerate from naught to 60 mph in a little over three seconds, making it slightly slower than all current Koenigsegg models, including the much more powerful Regera.

Read our full review here.

Hennessey Venom GT

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Based largely on the Lotus Exige, the Hennessey Venom GT is the most powerful production supercar to ever come out of the United States. Its 7.0-liter, LSX V-8 has been twin-turbocharged to develop 1,244 horsepower and a tire-shredding 1,155 pound-feet of torque, which the car then sends to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission from Ricardo.

The Venom GT is not all show and no go though, since the model established a Guinness World Record for the fastest production car from 0-186 mph back in 2013. An unofficial record for the 0-200 mph run was also broken, which is somewhat ironic since it had been previously held by the Koenigsegg Agera R. Thanks to its enormous power output, the Regera shouldn’t have a tough time taking back those records, but keep in mind that Hennessey is currently working on a more powerful successor for the Venom GT, called Venom F5.

Read our full review here.

Conclusion

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However powerful and good-looking the Koenigsegg Regera ended up being, the model arrives in a severely distorted marketplace for hypercars. I say this because Koenigsegg is no longer battling just Bugatti for the world’s fastest car title, but it also needs to cater to the tastes of customers who ended up buying eco-hypercars like the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder or the Ferrari LaFerrari. A first good step is probably the model’s name, since it manages to sound both cool and descriptive, especially if you know your Swedish.

In a surprising turn of events, the Regera not only sports a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but the overall output is over 50 percent higher than the aforementioned eco-hypercar trio. With Bugatti already announcing that the Veyron successor will have a hybrid powertrain, it looks like the Koenigsegg is actually the first one to bring such a hybrid monster to the market. I’ll reserve further opinions on the matter for when we see both models going head-to-head, but from where I’m standing it looks like Bugatti should be pretty worried. Can you imagine going from 83 mph to 155 mpg in a tad over three seconds in something other than a Top Fuel dragster?

  • Leave it
    • * Highly expensive
    • * A lot of good rivals to beat

Update History

Updated 06/11/2015: A sales ad on German website mobile.de lists the Koenigsegg Regera at €2.1 million. Find out more about it below.

Updated 03/03/2015: Koenigsegg unveiled the all-new Regera at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Updated 02/17/2015: Koenigsegg offered a new teaser image and the first details on its future Regera. Apparently the model may actually be a hybrid vehicle packing 700 horsepower worth of electric motors and a 9 kWh liquid cooled battery pack. Click past the jump for the new details

Press Release

Koenigsegg Automotive AB is proud to unveil the Koenigsegg Regera in production specification, signaling a new era in Megacar performance.

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The Koenigsegg Regera was introduced in concept form at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show to a rousing reception. Numerous customer orders were received during the show and have continued at a steady pace as the wider Koenigsegg family learns about the all-new philosophy and technology behind the Regera.

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The 12 months since Geneva 2015 has seen the Regera evolve from a promising concept into an astounding reality, with the car put through an intense period of development, testing and homologation for worldwide sale.

So extensive was this development period, in fact, that over 3,000 changes were made to the concept vehicle. The weight savings achieved resulted in a curb weight – complete with all water, oils and fuel – of just 1590kgs. Dry weight is 1470kgs.
Koenigsegg Direct Drive

The patent-pending Koenigsegg Direct Drive system was the biggest challenge in the Regera development process, but it has also provided the biggest rewards. This is brand new technology that eliminates the weight, complexity and mechanical losses that come with a traditional gearbox. The end result is seamless, effortless driving that features blistering acceleration unlike any other car.

A number of enhancements have been made to elements of the Direct Drive system throughout the development process, making the Regera even more revolutionary than first envisioned.

Koenigsegg has developed a clutch-slip mechanism that uses the hydraulic coupling to convert torque at medium/high speeds during fast acceleration. This allows the combustion engine to gain revs and power, thereby giving the sensation of a traditional downshift with the associated aural enjoyment, even without the traditional gearbox.

Shift paddles remain on either side of the steering wheel. The left paddle is used to enhance the regenerative braking effect in recharging the battery pack. The right paddle is used to activate the hydraulic coupling’s ‘downshift’ operation.
Extreme Battery Technology

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Koenigsegg worked extremely hard to find the best performing and safest battery pack possible for the Regera. This research and testing has resulted in an 800 volt, 4.5kWh battery pack, making the Regera the world’s first 800V production car.

This extreme battery technology will now provide an amazing 525kW of discharge and up to 200kW of recharge.

The Koenigsegg Regera battery pack also boasts the highest cooling capacity of any battery in automotive use today. All electric vehicle manufacturers use coolant piped around the battery pack to draw heat from the batteries. There is always an area that traditional cooling pipes cannot reach, however. The Regera battery pack is housed in a sealed unit featuring optimized local coolant flooding across all critical heat-sensitive elements. Every critical surface within and around the battery stack is cooled as efficiently as possible.

The pièce de résistance is the battery pack’s weight. The battery pack used in the production Regera uses Formula 1 grade, hand built cells that not only provide improved performance and regenerative capability, but also save 25kg in weight compared to the battery in the concept vehicle. This new, Formula 1 grade battery pack now weighs a mere 90kg whilst providing enough power to help the Regera to accelerate to 300km/h in just 10.9 seconds.
A New Breed of Performance

The Koenigsegg Regera represents a new and unprecedented era of high performance motoring. This is thanks to the car’s massive 1500+ hp output, 2000+ Nm of torque and the Koenigsegg Direct Drive system used to put this power to the ground.

The Regera will reach 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, 0-200 in just 6.6 seconds and 0-300 in a blistering 10.9 seconds. Koenigsegg estimate a 0-400 km/h time of 20 seconds and acceleration from 150 to 250km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

Despite such scintillating performance, Regera owners can also expect the most refined driving experience yet from a Koenigsegg car. New active engine mounts provide a sense of isolation and peace within the cabin at lower speeds, but firm up for a more active driving experience when required – a true Jekyll and Hyde proposition.

Auto Motor and Sport was the first, and the only magazine so far, to test drive the Regera prototype. This is what they had to say:

“Power has never, and I say never, been this brutal, efficient and easy to use. This is a game changer of biblical proportions……. THE KING!”
New Solutions from In-house Research

Although small, Koenigsegg has always been a remarkably self-sufficient and extremely vertically integrated vehicle producer focused on in-house solutions developed at the Koenigsegg facility in Ängelholm.

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Components that all other manufacturers buy in such as, wheels, brake calipers, engine and transmission management systems are all designed, engineered and built in-house Koenigsegg. Similarly, the entire mechanical drivetrain from combustion engine to DirectDrive unit, is all created by Koenigsegg. The benefit of working this way is that critical systems get seamlessly integrated and continuously optimized over time, to levels otherwise unobtainable.

A shining example of the above is that the hydraulic coupling used in the Regera was designed and developed completely in-house. The “HydraCoup” can provide slip with very limited heat build-up while maximizing torque conversion and lock-up functionality. It is light, strong and efficient, weighing no more than the lightweight dry clutch in the Agera. It also looks like a piece of artisan jewellery. The only way to reach the goals of low weight and maximum torque transfer was to do it in-house as nothing available in the market place came close to the required specification.

These solutions, along with a new external high voltage DC charger, smaller 800V AC compressor and a new super-compact bespoke and lightweight 800V DC/DC converter all mean that the production version of the Regera is significantly lighter than the prototype it is based on, which is highly unusual when progressing to production-ready materials.
Comfort, Convenience and Technology

The interior of the Regera features optimum comfort and functionality.

Koenigsegg’s unique ‘Autoskin’ function allows the driver to open the doors and front and rear hoods remotely using a lightweight hydraulic system. Buttons for operation of ‘Autoskin’ are available both on the driver’s remote control key and via the centre console inside the car.
Additional compartments have been fitted in front of the driver and passenger, where personal items such as phones, wallets, etc can be stored.

The wing mirrors now fold automatically when the doors open to further increase the practicality of the dihedral synchrohelix door actuation system. Furthermore, as the Autoskin function allows for the doors to open automatically, we have fitted the doors and wing mirrors with proximity sensors in order to safeguard against the doors striking nearby objects (curb, low roof, etc) while opening or closing.

To complement the rear camera and the side door cameras, there is also the option of a forward facing camera that works together with the other cameras in the car to enable a birds-eye view of the of the car while parking or maneuvering in confined areas.

Apple CarPlay is standard equipment in the Regera and with Wi-Fi functionality, there is no longer any need to connect a phone via USB. Inductive charging ensures that an owner’s phone remains ready for use once a journey has ended.

The seats now feature heating and electrical adjustment with memory function. All in all the Regera is truly a fusion of luxury, comfort and race car performance. Compromise is avoided at all cost. A sense of theatre, mega-performance, luxury and light weight are all in equal focus like never before.
Conclusion

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Koenigsegg’s vision has always been to find the best possible solution to a given challenge. Our enduring goal is maximum performance; the pursuit of automotive perfection. The Regera is the latest embodiment of that vision.

It is an extraordinary leap into the future of extreme high performance motoring. Whether it be a contest of performance or a contest of ideas, the Regera concedes nothing. It is a gracious grand tourer, a technical tour-de-force and of course, we still maintain that the only way to be faster around a racetrack than the Regera is to drive another Koenigsegg.

It is yet another car from Ängelholm to earn the Megacar moniker.

All new technologies developed by Koenigsegg have integrated seamlessly into the Regera to enhance the total experience and give our customers the best luxury performance car available for sale in the world today.

We are very much looking forward to sharing the Regera experience with the world over the coming months as we commence the build of customer cars in the immediate future and deliveries at the end of 2016.

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