Christian von Koenigsegg Drives the 1,500 HP Regera Hybrid in Monterey

The calendar might tell us we are a few days past the 2016 Monterey Car Week, but sweet piece of the high-octane manifestation that took California by storm are still flowing in. Case in point with the piece of footage at the bottom of the page, which shows Christian von Koenigsegg driving the Regera in Monterey.
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We've talked about the 1,500 hp hybrid on multiple occasions and the Californian venue was a brilliant occasion for Angelholm to showcase its abilities on American soil.

It also allows us to see just how brilliant the hyper-hybrid is at handling parking maneuvers with its clutch-replacing hydraulic coupling and its electric motors (here are more details on its powertrain). The technological advances that have allowed for such assets shouldn't be taken lightly, since hypercars from one or two generations ago can have serious issues in such scenarios, as the Ferrari Enzo whose clutch gave up mid-auction recently demonstrated (here's the story in case you missed it).

Nevertheless, we're not sure which the greatest stat of the Swedish automaker's three-vehicle display was. Regera aside, the K brand also brought an Agera R and, more importantly, an Agera XS to the event.

The XS can be seen as an US-spec Agera RS, with the main difference between the two being the larger wing pn the first. Khris Singh, a supercar aficionado whose machines we've discussed before, acquire the XS and, apparently, he wanted the largest wing Koenigsegg had ever put on a car. His wish was granted, while the 1,160 hp output of the twin-turbo V8 remained unchanged. And Orange, let's not forget the tons of Orange on this hypercar.

The first clip below, which comes from a Lamborghini salesman, is the promised Christian von Koenigsegg adventure, while the one underneath it will bring you a complete look at the automaker's Monterey display.

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