Swedish supercar maker unveils its new hybrid model, featuring a V8 engine and three electric motors

Koenigsegg has revealed its new Regera hybrid hypercar at the Geneva motor show.

The first hybrid created by Koenigsegg is powered by the combination of a V8 engine and three electric motors – one on each rear wheel and one on the crankshaft.

Read all about the production-ready version of the Regera

The Regera features a softer front-end design than the Agera and comes with large front air intakes, a front diffuser, a wrap-around windscreen and a prominent roof scoop. At the rear, the new model gets an Akrapovic-developed exhaust which exits from a rear diffuser, above which is the Regera’s charging port.

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The Regera’s large rear spoiler contributes to a total downforce of 450kg at 155mph. The model sits on carbonfibre wheels – 19in at the front and 20in at the rear – and features ventilated ceramic brake discs at all four corners.

Output from the Regera’s 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine is 1085bhp at 7800rpm. However, the added 697bhp coming from the electric motors produces a total system output of 1782bhp and combined torque of 1549lb ft.

Koenigsegg says the Regera is the most powerful production car in existence, with its outputs significantly eclipsing the likes of the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder.

According to the car maker, it will cover 0-250mph in under 20sec, 95-155mph in 3.2sec and 0-62mph in around 2.8sec. It has also revealed that the Regera will run up to 20mph on electric power only.

The key to its performance is its relatively lightweight hybrid set-up. Although the Regera is not referred to as a traditional hybrid, the model does feature a new Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission which, the company says, can reduce energy losses by up to 50% compared with traditional transmissions and CVTs.

Despite the huge power output of the Regera, Andreas Petre, Koenigsegg’s director of sales in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Oceana, said it wouldn’t be difficult to drive on the road: “It has very sophisticated ESP, traction control, active chassis and aerodynamics. It’s like a very fast Tesla with a beautiful sound."

Just 80 examples of the Regera will be made over the next five to six years, and each will cost $1.89 million (around £1.23m) before tax.

The Swedish manufacturer also showed off the Agera RS at Geneva. The latest evolution of the Agera supercar is track-focused and boasts upgraded bodywork, active aerodynamics and more power.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Final is given its swansong at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow

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10 February 2015
So much more interesting than the largely irrelevant figures would be a lengthy, properly-researched piece about the company behind the car, how a hitherto unknown 22 year old was able to get such a thing up and running, and who are the buyers for these heritage-free peculiarities. Otherwise, free of detail and analysis, this just reads like an extension of the company's own marketing efforts.

10 February 2015
Think Evo did exactly what you are looking for a few issues ago. Should be available on line. There's a couple of things about this story that interest me. Do journalists know something about this company that we don't? And, if not the case, why hasn't there been as much coverage about the 1:One as about the cars from Ferrari and McLaren which it appears have no greater claim to fame than Mr K's latest creation.Do they not allow test cars? They are not big enough to be bothered with? Don't understand.
The other point is that Pagani appear to have disappeared. The Zonda was every journo's favourite supercar but the new weirdly-named model doesn't seem to have had any impact. Are they still selling all they can make?

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10 February 2015
The One:1 has actually been tested by 3 magazines: evo, Car & Driver and another European magazine. All three have praised it overwhelmingly despite driving it in less than ideal weather conditions and location.

There are two reasons why there are so few tests:
1) They are only making 7 of them, one of which is owned by the factory and used as a development/press car. However even that has a customer waiting for it in the UK (Simon Dolan of Jota Sport, Le Mans LMP2 winner last year). Four have been built so far including that car, so that gives you an idea of the rarity. It's not like they can just send a car out whenever they feel like it. However, there are due to be two One:1s coming to the UK, one for Dolan as mentioned and the other for THe BHP Project, so you can expect to see more stuff when they arrive here.

2) The One:1 actually hasn't fully finished development. The test car is heavier than the production cars will be in their final form as it doesn't have the new carbon springs installed yet (they are putting the finishing touches on them as I understand it) and it also doesn't feature the active noise-cancellation tech, making it less refined and less comfortable than the final customer cars will be.

10 February 2015
Thank you.

10 February 2015
(And thank you.)

3 March 2015
All comments, so far, were added next week?

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

3 March 2015
I love how he looks at everything with a completely fresh set of eyes. Only one gear, jeez! I assume it works but what a leap of thought. For such a small company to be this advanced really is incredible. It's quite literally a small team in a shed taking on the might of Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren and if you've seen the YouTube clip of the Agera racing a 918 and Veyron and completely destroying them over and over again it's getting hard to doubt that they really are serious players. Maybe they don't get the credit they deserve in the press due to pressure from the established brands, whatever it is major interest and praise should be coming soon as this looks to really be a gamechanger. Amazing stuff.

3 March 2015
jmd67 wrote:

I love how he looks at everything with a completely fresh set of eyes. Only one gear, jeez! I assume it works but what a leap of thought. For such a small company to be this advanced really is incredible. It's quite literally a small team in a shed taking on the might of Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren and if you've seen the YouTube clip of the Agera racing a 918 and Veyron and completely destroying them over and over again it's getting hard to doubt that they really are serious players. Maybe they don't get the credit they deserve in the press due to pressure from the established brands, whatever it is major interest and praise should be coming soon as this looks to really be a gamechanger. Amazing stuff.

They don't get any credit because they don't let journalists test them properbly. I don't see them take on Porsche or Ferrari in any way what-so-ever. Yes I have seen the vids on YouTube and they are mighty fast in a straight line - but it's not very difficult to make a car go fast in a straight line. A road car in this segment has to be streetable, race track competent and reliable at the same time.
Koenigseggs are no Wear near the big boys Who has decades of racing experince.

3 March 2015
Evo seemed to be particularly impressed with their drive of the One:1 recently. It was a pre-production test car so they didn't get to do a full set of measurements but your point stands as soon as we see a full no-strings test of the LaFerrari which includes the use of a set of scales and the possibility of a back to back with a main rival.

7 March 2015
jmd67 wrote:

I love how he looks at everything with a completely fresh set of eyes. Only one gear, jeez! I assume it works but what a leap of thought. For such a small company to be this advanced really is incredible. It's quite literally a small team in a shed taking on the might of Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren and if you've seen the YouTube clip of the Agera racing a 918 and Veyron and completely destroying them over and over again it's getting hard to doubt that they really are serious players. Maybe they don't get the credit they deserve in the press due to pressure from the established brands, whatever it is major interest and praise should be coming soon as this looks to really be a gamechanger. Amazing stuff.

I agree the man behind the brand is a brilliant engineer. But you cannot compete with Porsche or Ferrari when you are only building 12 cars a year. It wouldn't really matter if this car had a million horsepower and could cook you breakfast in the morning before driving you to work, there just aren't enough of them being built. You are comparing apples to oranges by trying to compare a Porsche 918 to this.

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