Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Newspress UK, Koenigsegg | posted March 04, 2015 11:05
Limited to only 80 units
Koenigsegg has revealed a “luxury megacar” at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show which will be limited to only 80 units.
Dubbed as the Regera, the Swedish automaker said that the vehicle was designed as an “alternative to Koenigsegg's traditional extreme lightweight race-like road cars.” The automaker goes on by saying that Regera is Swedish for “to Reign,” a suitable name for “a machine that offers a never before seen combination of power, responsiveness and luxury.”
Up front, it has sharp-looking blacked-out headlights integrated with Koenigsegg's 'constellation' daytime running lights. The Regera also has a vented hood, an aggressive bumper and a front splitter. When viewed from the side, the vehicle is characterized by sharp lines and distinctive wheels. In addition, it is equipped with a 'dihedral synchro helix' doors.
The rear of the Regera comes with the “world's first fully foldable, active, top-mounted rear wing,” slim taillights and an Akrapovic exhaust system. Koenigsegg adds that the Regera is the “first car in the world” that operates all body closures completely automatically through a smartphone.
The interior of the vehicle gets a brown finish along with carbon fiber trims and a large touchscreen display. It also has a flat-bottomed steering wheel, paddle shifter and chrome accents.
Powering the Regera is the Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) system that combines a 5.0-liter V8 engine with three electric motors. With this, the Regera has a total output of “way over” 1521 PS and 2000 Nm of torque. The KDD replaces the traditional transmission by creating a direct drive to the rear axle from the combustion engine without the need of multitude gears. The automaker claims that the Regera can go from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.