Car News 10 Mar 2016

Koenigsegg’s 1480bhp Regera unveiled

After much speculation, Swedish powerhouse Koenigsegg has revealed its production-ready Regera at the Geneva Motor Show.

Replacing the Agera, the new hypercar will compete with the likes of Bugatti’s Chiron, as one of the fastest cars on the planet.  The Regera features a twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8 with plug-in direct drive electronic propulsion system. Power output is in excess of 1480bhp, with 1475lb ft of torque.Performance statistics are quoted at 0-62mph in 2.8 secs, 0-124mph in 6.6 secs and an incredible 0-248mph in 20 secs.

The Regera will not use a traditional transmission system; instead there’s a ‘clutch-slip mechanism’ and hydraulic transmission coupling that helps deliver power direct to the rear-wheels. The unique drivetrain and transmission help save weight and improve efficiency.

Lightweight materials have been used throughout, giving the car a 1420kg kerbweight. The chassis is a carbon-aramid construction, with carbon-ceramic brakes. There’s a folding rear wing, adaptive ride height and damping as well as three traction controls; Wet, Normal and Track.  Internally the hypercar receives Apple CarPlay, Sat-Nav, a luxury speaker system and adjustable carbon fibre sports seats.

Only 80 units will be built, with first deliveries expected by the end of 2016. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.