Set to be made in strictly limited numbers for around £1.23 million each, the first hybrid Koenigsegg model was introduced in concept form at the Geneva show last year. The Swedish car maker says that since then more than 3000 changes have been made to the car, including slashing its kerb weight to 1590kg.
Sporting a softer, less aggressive design than the more hardcore Agera RS, the Regera appears virtually unchanged from last year’s concept car.
Powering the Regera is a combination of a twin-turbocharged 5.0-litre V8 engine with 1085bhp at 7800rpm. Joining the V8 engine are three electric motors - one on each rear wheel and one on the crankshaft - which produce an extra 704bhp, giving the Regera a combined power output of 1479bhp together with 1475lb ft of torque.
Power for the electric motors is drawn from an 800 volt battery pack, something Koenigsegg says is a world first. The firm says its battery technology is on par with that found in Formula One cars. The battery features sophisticated cooing technology and is housed within a sealed unit for better cooling. The pack weighs 90kg - a saving of 25kg compared with the Regera concept.
Koenigsegg claims the Regera can reach 62mph in 2.8sec, 124mph in 6.6sec and 186mph in 10.9sec. The 0-249mph sprint should take an estimated 20sec, while acceleration from 93-155mph should take 3.9sec.
Key to the Regera’s blistering performance is Koenigsegg’s Direct Drive transmission. The system is said to be capable of reducing energy losses by up to 50% compared with normal transmissions and CVTs.
Koenigsegg says the interior of the Regera has been designed with “optimum comfort and functionality” in mind. The rear and side-facing cameras can be optioned together with a forward-facing camera to produce a bird’s eye view of the Regera. Apple CarPlay features as standard, and the Regera offers a WiFi hotspot and inductive charging for mobile phones.
Describing its new model, Koenigsegg says the Regera is “the latest embodiment” of the company’s vision to “find the best possible solution to a given challenge. Our enduring goal is maximum performance, the pursuit of automotive perfection.”
Koenigsegg says the first Regress should be delivered towards the end of this year.