Swedish sports car manufacturer, Koenigsegg premiered the first production model of their super car, the Regera, on March 7 at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017.
The Regera is a plug in hybrid (PHV) powertrain super car. It’s midship engine is a 5.0 liter V8 gasoline turbo with a maximum output of 1,110hp and 127.5kgm worth of torque. The car has a total of 3 motors, one by each of the back wheels, and the last remaining being near the engine crank. This motor supplements a lack of torque when the car is running at low RPMs and also functions as the car’s starter.
The Regera comprises a system made up of the engine and motors working together, achieving a total of more than 1,500hp and 204kgm of torque. The car can do 0 to 400km/h in under 20 seconds and is able to get up to the 150-250km/h range in around 3.2 seconds, an absolutely astounding feat.
At the Geneva International Motor Show 2017, the first of the Regeras to be mass produced was debuted to the public. The first unit, painted in candy apple red, has carbon fiber running down the center of the vehicle. The wheels are also made of carbon fiber, and the whole vehicle gives off an aura that seems to draw one in.
Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Bryce Clarke)