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Koenigsegg Trashes 0-400-0 KM/H Record With the Regera In 31.49 Seconds

Consider this. The Regera features a one-speed gear ratio (2.73 to 1) and a 4.5-kWh battery that provides electricity to three electric motors. The fuel tank, meanwhile, feeds a rather thirsty 5.0-liter V8 with twin-turbocharging technology, translating to a grand total of 1,822 PS (1,797 horsepower) and a whole lot of torque.
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Koenigsegg started production of the Regera three years ago, and 80 examples of the breed are planned until the Jesko takes over with 125 units. The thing is, the Jesko is a different animal altogether because of the nine-speed transmission and much simpler powertrain, devoid of any kind of electrical assistance.

This gets us back to the Regera plug-in hybrid hypercar, which stole the 0-400-0 km/h world record from the Regera RS on September 23rd at the Rada airfield deep in the forests of Sweden. The run was over in 31.49 seconds, which is hugely impressive if you remember the Bugatti Chiron doing the same thing in 41.96 seconds and Agera RS in 36.44 seconds.

It should also be mentioned the Bugatti is heavier and less powerful than the Koenigsegg, featuring a quad-turbo W16 and a dedicated mode for high-speed driving. The special-edition Agera RS, meanwhile, is nowhere near as high-tech or capable in a straight line as the Regera.

If you like numbers, there are more comin’ so hang on tight! The Regera took 22.87 seconds with factory driver Sonny Persson behind the wheel to hit 400 km/h (249 mph), and the braking to a standstill added 8.62 seconds to the tally. GPS and a data logger were used to confirm the times, and given how fast hypercars are evolving, we’re certain that the record won’t hold for long.

Regera is Swedish for “to reign,” and this record is a clear indicator that Koenigsegg has what it takes to take on the crown jewel of the Volkswagen Group despite the vast difference in development budgets. Pricing for the Regera used to start at €2,100,000 a few years ago, which is another slap in Bugatti’s face is you remember the Chiron retails at around €2.5 million.

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