2015 Geneva: The Koenigsegg Regera Is The King Of The Show
Time to forget everything you thought you knew about plug-in hybrids
Koenigsegg is the Swedish word for “crazy.” In its two decades of existence, this car company has pushed more boundaries and designed more crazy automobiles than most others can accomplish in a century. The latest Regera is no different. Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, it racks up the insanity a few notches yet again, this time starting with the utterly unreasonable headline number of 1,500bhp.
The Regera is a hybrid that combines the output of three electric motors (700bhp) with the power of a twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine (1,000bhp) to produce unspeakable amounts of speed. Combined, the drivetrain will propel all 3,131 dry pounds of the Regera from 0 to 400kmh — that’s nearly 250mph — in under 20 seconds.
It’s not just about power, though — there’s some tech, too. Koenigsegg advertises the Regera as “the first fully robotized car,” which is to say that everything that can open, close, or otherwise move around is electronically controlled. Using either a remote or a smartphone app, you’ll be able to open the butterfly doors or adjust the front and rear wings. The rear wing is pretty cool, folding down into the car’s construction for a perfectly streamlined shape when you don’t need its active downforce.
Inside the Regera, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find a truly modern and high tech cabin. The centerpiece of which is a massive central infotainment screen feature Apple CarPlay in addition to an integrated onboard wi-fi system.
Koenigsegg is expected to produce up 80 Regeras in a limited run.
Source: The Verge