Koenigsegg Regera Gets Outrageous Numbers of 1479bhp

The production-ready Koenigsegg Regera hybrid hypercar has been revealed at the Geneva motor show. The Regera will be made in strictly limited numbers for around £1.23 million each, and is the first hybrid Koenigsegg model. It was introduced in concept form at the Geneva show last year. The Swedish car maker said more than 3000 changes have been made since then, including slashing its kerb weight to 1590kg.

Sporting a 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 twin-turbocharged 5.0-litre V8 engine the develops 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 800V battery pack, something Koenigsegg says is a worldfirst.

Koenigsegg Regera-2

New hybrid Regera hypercar has tech ‘on a par with Formula 1’

The firm says its battery technology is on par with that found in Formula 1 cars. The battery is housed within a sealed unit for better cooling and weighs 90kg — a saving of 25kg compared with the system in 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 20sec, while acceleration from 93-155mph should take 3.9sec. Also on display in Geneva will be one of three ‘Final’ versions of the Agera RS, which also made its debut at the show last year. The unique example, dubbed ‘One of 1’, features bespoke styling and trim elements, less weight and an upgraded V8 engine.

Koenigsegg said the owners of its last three Agera RS models will be granted “unprecedented input” into how their cars are specified.

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