Koenigsegg Regera is 1500bhp $1.89M Petrol-electric Single-Speed Hypercar

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The hybrid Regera combines the output of three electric motors with the power of a twin-turbo V8 petrol engine to produce a combined output that will propel it to nearly 400 km/h (250mph) in under 20 seconds.

secs to 100 kph

kph top speed (250 mph)

Nm Torque

kW Power (1800 hp)


Regera is Swedish for “to Reign” – a suitable name for a machine that offers a never seen before combination of power, responsiveness and luxury. According to Koenigsegg, the only car that could be faster around a circuit, is another Koenigsegg…out in the open the Regera will reign as the king of the road, as the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.


The Regera will be handcrafted in only 80 examples. Apart from being a suitable production run for Koenigsegg´s newly upgraded and refurbished production facility, the number 80 also symbolizes the principle of domination, control and achievement in Pythagorean Numerology. With the introduction of the Regera, Koenigsegg will, for the first time ever, have two parallel models in production.

Koenigsegg_Regera_wing_upThe heart and soul is its Internal Combustion Engine – the ICE. The ICE of the Regera follows the path of its siblings, based on the proven and extremely reliable Koenigsegg drysumped twin turbo, DOHC, 5.0 liter V8. As before, the Koenigsegg V8 is the most downsized homologated production ICE in the world, with 220 Hp per liter engine (using regular pump gas). The compactness of the engine makes the Regera nimble, efficient and lightweight.

Koenigsegg_Regera_side1The difference to the Agera engine is that, given the electric propulsion of the Direct Drive system, Koenigsegg did not have to go as extreme on ICE power, as the combined output is way over 1500 Hp and over 2000 Nm torque.

Koenigsegg_Regera_rear_down_powerplugThe Regera utilizes an EV plug in feature. Behind the robotized rear number plate nestles a type 2 mode 3 charging port. This means that the Direct Drive Battery can be charged either by the combustion engine or through the charging port. The plug-in solution enabled Koenigsegg to create a novel feature they call – Battery Drain Mode, or BDM for short. For example, when there is around 50 km range left to the destination or next charging point, a preset geo location or a push on the touchscreen will trigger the BDM. This means the car calculates the driving behaviour and makes sure the battery is fully drained upon arrival and is ready for a full charge. This drastically minimize fuel consumption and lower C02 emissions as the fuel consumed has been correctly optimized for the length of the journey.

Koenigsegg_Regera_rear1The three electric motors constitute the most powerful electrical motor set-up in production car history, replacing the gears of a normal transmission while adding; power, torque, torque vectoring and yet still able to remove weight.


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