It’s taken me at least a month and a half to learn how to say “Koenigsegg”. Another month and a half was spent trying to spell “Koenigsegg”.
But now my literary problems are solved, and I can correctly talk about the incredible company that is Koenigsegg.
Koenigsegg has been getting more popular in recent years, which is rightfully deserved. The founder Christian Von Koenigsegg has done such a fantastic job in the relatively short amount of years that his company has existed. We’re talking about the CCX, CCXR, Agera, Agera RS, Keonigsegg One:1, CCR and so many other special editions.
Koenigsegg pioneered driving technology like those crazy doors you see on ONLY Koenigsegg’s, camless engines, and now a two speed transmission. Crazy, crazy stuff.
Koenigsegg’s cars are some of the most valuable, ludicrous and down right crazy super cars out there. You’d be lucky to find an example for sale on this planet for less than one million dollars.
Anyway, Koenigsegg is making yet another insane vehicle. The 2017 Koenigsegg Regera. The newest edition to the crazy automakers portfolio.
The Regera is one of the most insane things I’ve ever seen, and you’ll see what I mean. Here is more on Christian’s “Luxurious Megacar”.
The Specs-2017 Koenigsegg Regera:
|Power Plant:||5.0 L TT V8 w/3 motors|
|Gearbox:||One-speed Direct Drive automatic|
|Power:||1500 Combined HP|
|MPG:||Not Yet Available|
|Torque:||2000 lb-ft. (est.)|
|Top Speed:||Not Available|
|0-60 MPH (0-120 KPH):||2.7 Seconds|
|Base Price:||Not Available|
The Exterior-2017 Koenigsegg Regera:
Koenigsegg has a very unique way of designing their-or should I say his-cars. There are a few elements that have been alive since the CC8S you can see in the new Regera.
The front end is interesting to say the least, featuring very vertical designs to the headlights and air intakes. Excluding the ridiculously huge front spoiler, the front of the Koenigsegg Regera is rather tame for a car with 1,500 horsepower. I love the three little head sinks in the hood too.
From the side, the Regera (Swedish for “To Reign”) takes on a very sleek and rather interesting shape.
The front end is very small, the passenger cell and roofline is far forward on the whole car, and the rear extends almost into a point.
Another cool feature is that the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera can have its roof removed, for some open top fun with hurricane force winds.
The side view have a massive air intake in it that looks like a grenade went off next to the car and peeled away the metal. I love it because it works so well with the whole design.
You’ll also notice the cut-away for the doors, which looks very complicated. This is because they are very complicated. The doors are Koenigsegg’s own dihedral synchro-helix actuation system. Try saying that three times fast.
From the rear, the Regera continues the concept of being rather tame looking. The tail lights are curved looking shapes that just protrude from the body work.
Also, the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera is the first car ever to have an active wing that folds and extends. When the wing is down, the rear end looks very slim and sad. With the massive wing engaged, though, the rear end of the car looks like some sort of space ship with 1,500 horses charging up in its belly.
Well done Christian von Dihedralsegg.
The Interior-2017 Koenigsegg Regera:
The interior of the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera is really cool. Koenigsegg’s interiors have always been cool, but this latest model is a great combination of luxury and hardcore performance.
Carbon fiber coats the center stack, infotainment (with Apple CarPlay!), the center of the dashboard and the steering wheel. I would name off the less obvious places that carbon can be found on the inside, but that list would be miles long.
The steering wheel gets a massive embossed Koenigsegg family shield on it, in a two-spoke fashion.
The gauge cluster is completely digital, as it should be on an insane car like this. Everything is coasted in leather, aluminum, carbon, or some other godly material.
Also, you’ll notice there are paddles on the wheel, even though this thing has only one “gear”. That is because since there are next to no buttons or levers in the car, the paddles control park, neutral, reverse and drive.
The interior of this insane car is just that: Insane. The technology and lay out is very straight forward, but fully functional to keep the occupants comfortable, and locked in place for a 1,500 horsepower wild ride.
The Performance-2017 Koenigsegg Regera:
Sixty miles per hour from a stand still is done in less than 2.7 seconds, which should be able push your eye balls into the back of your skull. But, the Regera will also do an insane 400 kilometers an hour from a stand still in 20 seconds. That means in the time it takes you to open Facebook and post a picture of your dog, you can be travelling at near 250 miles per hour.
The Regera uses a 5.0 L V8 engine with two turbo chargers and three electric motors to get the job done. All this insanity is best explained by mad-scientist Christian Von Koenighedralsegg here.
The Koenigsegg Direct Drive system allows the Regera to only have a 1 speed transmission, which – to make it work – is obviously incredibly complex. It will take a professional to describe how this system works, and honestly the workings of the Regera deserve their own articles. So, reference this page to learn about how the incredible Koenigsegg Direct Drive works. Bring a note pad.
Sum It Up:
The 2017 Koenigsegg Regera is an evolution of car that combines electric, hybrid technology with a monstrous ICE. While the exact price is not known, we can look forward to seeing examples go for well over $1 million. But, all Regera’s are already spoken for… so maybe we’ll see one on a pre-owned lot soon…
As for an official release date, the Regera has started delivering to customers late last year, and every example is already spoken for.