Constantly on the cutting edge of go-fast technology, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has proven why it deserves its place in the world of exotic cars.
The Koenigsegg has one of the most exotic powertrains of any car in the world: a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 mounted behind the passenger compartment working in concert with three electric motors.
The total system output is 1500 horsepower. There is no transmission; the Koenigsegg (Regera) utilizes a system called Koenigsegg Direct Drive,
The Koenigsegg Regera is constructed almost entirely out of carbon fiber and Kevlar, just like all Koenigseggs, and tips the scales at 3500 pounds, which gives it an incredible weight-to-power ratio.
It can go from zero-249 mph-zero in just 31.49 seconds, which currently stands as a world record. It can go from zero-249 mph-zero in just 31.49 seconds, which currently stands as a world record.
The EPA hasn’t tested the Koenigsegg Regera’s fuel economy and we haven’t put one through our 200-mile highway fuel economy test, so we don’t know how sparingly or excessively it sips gas.
It’s worth noting that Koenigsegg claims that the Regera’s hybrid powertrain set up is extremely efficient, so we’ll have to take them at their word.
If you’re looking for a hybrid with superb fuel economy, a Toyota Prius or Honda Insight would be an infinitely better choice.
Just like the Porsche 918, McLaren P1, and Ferrari LaFerrari hypercars, the Regera’s hybrid system is intended to add performance, not improve fuel economy.
The interior is dressed in supple leather, the seats are power adjustable, and there's a touchscreen infotainment system that operates intuitively.
The cabin is of Koenigsegg well isolated from engine vibration. Regeras also feature a cool technology called Autoskin, which allows the doors, hood, and front trunk (or frunk) to power themselves open and closed remotely using the cars hydraulic system.
Autoskin is controlled via the key fob. The Regera’s frunk is large enough to accommodate the removable hardtop, but don’t expect to put anything else in there when the top is stowed away.
The Koenigsegg Regera comes with some of the niceties you'd expect in a high-end sedan but might accept not having in a hypercar from a low-volume manufacturer.
The Koenigsegg Regera is equipped with an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and satellite navigation, which are controlled through a 9.0-inch infotainment system.
The entire car Koenigsegg is constructed of super strong carbon fiber and Kevlar, which means that, in the event of a crash, the Regera should be able to take the blow and protect its occupants.