KOENIGSEGG Regera Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 1
First production year: 2015
Engines: Hybrid
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
KOENIGSEGG Regera photo gallery

Koenigsegg introduced the Regera on the market in 2015, threatening most supercar makers with a hybrid go-fast vehicle that was also able to run exclusively on electrons.

The company owner, Christian von Koenigsegg, didn't like the idea of the way hybrid vehicles were made. So, he thought that he might use the instant torque provided by electric motors to boost the performance of his cars. In addition, it added a charging port to the Regera, so the result was an astonishing fast plug-in hybrid. It was the car that the car manufacturer tried to oppose the all-mighty Bugatti Veyron. And the result exceeded customers' expectations.

At the front, the car manufacturer introduced LEDs for the daytime running lights arranged so they resembled a constellation. In addition, the short nose and the broad lower bumper that featured an air intake, a splitter, and a pair of side scoops created an aggressive look for the Regera. Like the rest of the vehicles made by Koenigsegg, the car featured a steep panoramic windshield followed by a greenhouse that resembled a fighter jet cockpit. Unlike its stablemates, on this one, the rear end was elongated in its sloped-down shape. Finally, at the back, the Regera featured a massive diffuser underneath the bumper and a center-mounted oval exhaust. Above it, the automaker placed the Type 2 Mode 3 charging port.

But no hypercar would've been able to compete without a stunning-looking interior, and Christian von Koenigsegg knew that. As a result, the carmaker's team didn't take any shortcuts and burned the midnight oil to create an exclusive, lavish cabin for the Regera. The handcrafted cabin featured a digital instrument cluster placed in front of the driver. In addition, the automaker installed an additional screen on the center stack for the infotainment system. It featured Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. To create an even better environment inside, Koenigsegg installed a set of high-bolstered bucket seats that kept their occupants safe during high-speed cornering maneuvers.

But the real marvel happened underneath the car's skin. The Swedish car manufacturer installed a dry-sump 5.0-liter V8, helped by two turbochargers. In addition, the three electric motors added more oomph to the system for a total output of 1500 HP (1510 PS). Thanks to this setup, the Regera proved in independent tests to achieve a 0-60 MPH (0-97 kph) sprint in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 248 MPH (400 kph), confirming the carmaker's statements. But Koenigsegg went even further with its developments and allowed the PHEV Regera to run on electrons alone. So, the automaker installed a 620 Volts battery inside the carbon-aramid chassis tunnel that could store up to 9.27 kWh of energy. In full acceleration mode, it sent 500 kW to the electric motors. At the same time, during the regenerative braking process, it could gain up to 150 kW.

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