Koenigsegg unveiled its all-new Regera at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, a vehicle that promises to stand out and overtake all of its rivals found on the market. Created as a luxury Megacar alternative to Koenigsegg’s lightweight race-like supercars, the Regera will offer a never seen combination of power, responsiveness and luxury.
When it comes to design, the vehicle features a so-called Constellation DRL (Daytime Running Lights) that make it easily recognizable, as well as a stylish front end with big air inlets, aggressive design lines and a impressive side mirrors. The heart of the vehicle is the Internal Combustion Engine, the well-known DOHC 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine developing 1,100 hp (220 hp per liter engine using regular pump gas).
Moreover, the Regera features electric propulsion and the combined output of the hybrid powertrain is over 1,500 hp and 2,000 Nm of torque. What’s more interesting is that Koenigsegg managed to robotize the vehicle with no weight addition and the supercar features several functions such as active front and rear wings, chassis control and lifting system.
As a result, the Regera claims to be the first car in the world that operates the body closures completely automatically. The robotized body system adds only 5 kg to the weight of the vehicle. The stylish wing mirrors auto-fold when the Dihedral Synchro Helix Doors swing out and rotate 90 degrees to fully clear the door opening.
And yes, the Regera is not just a supercar as it can also features a type 2 mode 3 charging port located behind the robotized rear number plate. The Direct Drive Battery found on the vehicle can be charged using the combustion engine or through the charging port. In Battery Drain Mode or BDM, the Regera has a 50 km range, which means that you can have fun with it using only electricity.
Other features found on the Regera include a custom sound tuned titanium exhaust system jointly developed with Akrapovic, featuring a fish tail outlet never seen on a production car for the last half century. Moreover, the Regera comes with a new rear sub frame and rear structure that allows the engine and transmission to rest on active soft mounts.
When driven in normal conditions, the mounts stay soft and isolate engine noise and vibrations, but when you want more the mounts firm up and solidify the car in order to give greater response. When it comes to performances, the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes only 2.8 seconds, while the 0-400 km/h (250 mph) sprint takes only 20 seconds. [source: Koenigsegg]