Koenigsegg Regera hypercar revealed

Koenigsegg has revealed its new Regera hybrid hypercar at the 2015 Geneva motor show.

The first hybrid created by Koenigsegg is powered by the combination of a V8 combustion engine and a trio of electric motors – one on each rear wheel and one on the crankshaft.

The Regera features a softer front-end design than the Agera and comes with large front air intakes, a front diffuser, a wrap-around windscreen and a prominent roof scoop. At the rear, the new model gets an Akrapovic-developed exhaust which exits from a rear diffuser, above which is the Regera’s charging port.

The Regera’s large rear spoiler contributes to a total downforce of 450kg at 250km/h (155mph). It also receives carbon fibre wheels – 19in in diametre at the front and 20in at the rear – and features ventilated ceramic brake discs at all four corners.

Output from the Regera’s 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine is 1085bhp at 7800rpm. However, the added 697bhp coming from the electric motors produces a total system output of 1782bhp and combined torque of 1549lb ft.

Koenigsegg clsims the Regera is the most powerful production car in existence, with its outputs significantly eclipsing the likes of theFerrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. 

Preliminary acceleration times confirmed by Koenigsegg include 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 150-250 km/h (93-155 mph) in 3.2 seconds and 0-400 km/h (0-250 mph) in a claimed 20.0 seconds.

The key to the Regera’s stunning performance is its relatively lightweight hybrid set-up. Although the Regera is not referred to as a traditional hybrid, the model does feature a new Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission which, the company says, can reduce energy losses by up to 50% compared with traditional transmissions and CVTs.

Despite the huge power output of the Regera, Andreas Petre, Koenigsegg’s director of sales in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Oceana, said it wouldn’t be difficult to drive on the road: “It has very sophisticated ESP, traction control, active chassis and aerodynamics. It’s like a very fast Tesla with a beautiful sound."

Just 80 examples of the Regera will be made over the next five to six years, and each will cost $US1.89 million before tax.

The Swedish manufacturer also showed off the Agera RS at this year's Geneva motor show. The latest incarnation of the Agera supercar is track-focused and boasts upgraded bodywork, active aerodynamics and more power.

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