If any Auto manufacturer deserves the title ‘Extreme’ then it got to be the Swedish Supercar/Hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg. If you go through its history the cars built by Koenigsegg balances itself neatly on the thin line between track cars and road legal cars and there is no doubt in the fact that these cars surely ‘floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee’ and all the credit goes to Koenigsegg’s tradition of building lightweight and powerful road legal cars. This Swedish auto manufacturer introduced a new car to their lineup recently and christened it as the Regera which means ‘Reign’ in Swedish and its unveiling took place at the 2015, Geneva Auto show.

The Regera surely helped Koenigsegg to climb one more step towards their ultimate goal of creating the fastest car of this planet-around a racetrack or anywhere else. Their other two cars the One: 1 which is a hypercar and the Agera RS showed immense level of practicality, comfort and exclusive features while their newest addition promises to bring with it power, responsiveness and luxury. We all know that these three are surely tough things to combine under a single package but that is what Koenigsegg is all about right?

The Regera promises to capture the title of being the most powerful and fastest accelerating production car ever built and just to make things more special Koenigsegg will be building only 80 examples of this car. The Regera will use Hybrid powertrain which means that in its heart lies a powerful 5.0 Litre V8 engine which is further combined with a total of 3 electric motors which in total is capable of producing (now hold on to your seats tightly!!) 1500 Bhp of peak power and 2000 Nm of torque, while having a curb weight of just 1628 Kilograms (yes! I know that is insane).

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2016 Koenigsegg Regera


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Towards the rear the Regera features World’s first fully foldable Active top mounted rear wing

Koenigsegg designs are not hard to recognize and these new car too brings with the same design language but what makes it different are the minute details that the design team has taken care of. The front headlamps come integrated with DRL (Daylight Running Lights) which has been arranged in a typical style and interesting design layout. Koenigsegg is calling it Constellation DRL because they have actually scattered the individual LED’s inside the headlamp cluster to give the effect of star constellation which you generally see on a night sky.

As we already mentioned above the Regera is extremely lightweight car and all that was possible with the help of compact lightweight hydraulics. The full body closures come with soft latching mechanism this not only looks good but adds a mere 5 kilograms. Furthermore it also gets auto folding rear mirrors while the Helix door swings out an opens 90 degrees which in real life is practical because it opens a wide gap for the person to get in and out of the car without any hustle.

Towards the rear the Regera features World’s first fully foldable Active top mounted rear wing. The rear wing fully folds down into the body work while you are parking the

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car or cruising which helps ion reducing drag. It also gets a sound tuned titanium exhaust system which is jointly developed by Akrapovic to give it a sweet exhaust note.

Overall the Regera surely is a special car because it brings with it all the modern and clever engineering available at this moment many will alos say that it looks like a restyled Agera and we too admit to the fact that it surely looks like one. Let’s just wrap up by saying that the Regera actually combines all the good qualities of their One: 1 and Agera while also adding some other modern aerodynamics in it.


Total length 4560 mm
Total width 2050 mm
Total height 1110 mm
Low speed ground clearance 105 mm
Track mode ground clearance 85 mm
Front lifting system activated 150 mm
Wheelbase 2662 mm
Fuel capacity 82 litres
Luggage compartment 150 litres
Dry weight 1420kg (Curb weight 1628 kg)


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This car focuses on speed and performance which does not actually mean that Koenigsegg has not looked after the comfort factor inside. Just like every other Koenigsegg car the Regera too has a seating capacity of 2 occupants inside and because it has a mammoth of an engine at its back the interior comes with added insulation. The seats itself looks comfortable and provides lateral support which definitely is needed for such an extreme hypercar, it also can be adjusted 8 ways electrically. While the leather wrapped dashboard also gets a 9” infotainment system, the car also gets 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity features while there is also a front and rear camera system which also gets recording feature.

For the entertainment of the owners the Regera comes with Apple CarPlay along with a powerful sound system. To add to more luxury inside it even gets an ambient lighting system to change the mood. Because this is one huge car it gets its own front and rear parking sensors and remote diagnostic and firmware update capability. The interiors definitely is comfortable and there is no doubt that the materials used are of top notch quality which makes you feel that you are not sitting inside a car which can touch speed of 400 km/h without breaking a sweat.


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Regera produces about 1500 Bhp of peak power and 2000 Nm of torque

As the other auto manufacturers are moving towards building Hybrid machines how Koenigsegg could possibly stay behind so they introduced a new Hybrid powertrain with the Regera. The Regera uses a reliable twin turbo, DOHC, 5.0 liter V8 unit which combines with three separate electric motors which also happens to be the m ost powerful motor ever set up in a car, this electric motors uses a 620 V battery pack which provides about 9.27 KWh of energy. This battery pack weighs about 115 Kilograms.

The complete KDD or Koenigsegg Direct Drive system, including the batteries adds a total of 88 Kg to the Regera. This electric system is capable of producing an

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impressive 700 Bhp of peak power which is actually more powerful than its closes rival. The interesting feature of this KDD system it that it creates a direct drive system from the combustion engine to the rear axle eliminating the need of multitude gears or other conventional variable transmissions.

Now with that said let us get into the figures:

The Combustion engine is capable of producing about 1100 Hp of peak power and 1250 Nm of torque. While the electric motor separately is capable of producing about 700 Hp of propulsion and 900 Nm of electric torque combine these two and the new Regera produces about 1500 Bhp of peak power and 2000 Nm of torque. The Hybrid powertrain is mated to a Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission.


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Type Koenigsegg twin turbo aluminum 5,0L V8,
4 valves per cylinder, double overhead
camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Compression 9.3:1
Bore 92 mm
Stroke 95.25 mm
Power output – Premium gasoline 820kW (1100Hp) at 7800 rpm – redline at
8250 rpm
Torque 1000 Nm from 2700 to 6170 rpm
Max torque 1280 Nm at 4100 rpm
Type One 300Nm/160kW Crank mounted
motor, Two 260Nm/180kW Driveshaft mounted
motors (one per rear wheel)
Power Output 820Nm and 520kW
Source 9.27 kWh liquid cooled battery pack.
Range 50 km pure electric drive range on full
charge (EU only)


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Going fast is not only means that the engine should be powerful but the car will also have to lightweight as well and thus the Regera uses Carbon fiber with aluminum honeycomb which also gets centrally integrated fuel tank and battery storage. While for the safety of the occupants it gets Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars both at the front and rear.

Coming to some serious stopping power the front gets Ventilated ceramic discs measuring 397 mm, 40 mm wide and gets 6 pistons while the rear gets Ventilated ceramic discs measuring 380 mm, 34 mm wide and gets 4 pistons. The Regera also gets Traction Control with 3 settings namely Track, wet and Normal, while it also gets Koenigsegg Electronic Stability Control (KES) with 3 settings Wet – Normal – Track.


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This is an extremely rare machine and as already mentioned above Koenigsegg will only build 80 units of the Regera which means this car is going to be really expensive although there are no chances of it entering the Indian market anytime soon.


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There is no car such extreme to compete with the Koenigsegg Regera but surely the Ferrari FXX K is the closes that one could get to it. This too uses a hybrid powertrain and which combines to produce 1,050 HP of peak power and 897 Nm of torque. Although this is a track isnpired machine and is based on the La-Ferrari still it comes now where close to the Regera when it comes to raw power and torque.


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We never really thought Koenigsegg will ever step into the Hybrid territory and take on its competitions which include the Mclaren P1, Porsche 918 and offcourse! The Ferrari La-Ferrari but considering the amount of power that Koenigsegg Regera generates it simply blows away all its competition. With all the advanced level of aerodynamics and the use of modern lightweight materials the Regera surely is one tough hybrid car to compete with.

This car is a born legend and we will always remember the Regera as perhaps the only Hybrid car so extreme that if given an open stretch of land and it can sprint from 0-400 km/h mark in just 20 seconds that’s how amazing the Regera actually is in real life. But unfortunately the Hypercar market is limited to only few progressive International markets of the World and thus it will take some time to reach Indian shores.

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  • * It wont make it to the Indian market
  • * Really Expensive
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Riju Ganguly

Press Release


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The Regera was created as a luxury Megacar alternative to Koenigsegg’s traditional extreme lightweight race-like road cars. Even though the One:1 and the Agera RS have surprising levels of practicality, creature comforts and features, their primary focus is, and
has always been, to be the overall fastest cars on the planet – around a racetrack or elsewhere.
Regera is Swedish for “to Reign” – a suitable name for a machine that offers a never seen before combination of power, responsiveness and luxury – creating a true Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde persona.
In spite of all its advanced technology and creature comforts, the Regera is comparatively light. Therefore it can still perform competitively around a race circuit. According to us, the only Hyper/Megacar that could be faster around a circuit, is another Koenigsegg.
However, out in the open the Regera will reign as the king of the road, as the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.
The Regera will be handcrafted in only 80 examples. Apart from being a suitable production run for Koenigsegg´s newly upgraded and refurbished production facility, the number 80 also symbolizes the principle of domination, control and achievement in Pythagorean Numerology.

With the introduction of the Regera, Koenigsegg will, for the first time ever, have two parallel models in production. The interior features; added insulation, 8 way electrically adjustable memory foam seats. A Koenigsegg 9” infotainment system, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, front, inner and rear camera system with recording capability, Apple CarPlay, supreme sound system, ambient lighting and many other great new features. The Regera also comes with front and rear parking sensors and remote diagnostic and firmware update capability.


A good design and layout of the DRL (Daylight Running Lights) gives character, as the DRL is what’s first seen when a car comes driving from a distance.

We wanted the Regera to stand out and clearly be recognized also from a far, so we came up with a novel idea that we call – Constellation DRL.

To get a constellation of stars effect, we scattered the LED´s, which make up the DRL, around the lamp cluster, giving the effect of star constellations on a night sky made up of polished carbon fiber.

A side effect is that the LED´s make the whole lamp cluster glitter and shine, as if there where diamonds thrown into them. That´s what we call – Koenigsegg cool.


The heart and soul of every Koenigsegg is its Internal Combustion Engine – the ICE. The ICE of the Regera follows the path of its siblings, based on the proven and extremely reliable Koenigsegg drysumped twin turbo, DOHC, 5.0 liter V8.

As before, the Koenigsegg V8 is the most downsized homologated production ICE in the world, with 220 Hp per liter engine (using regular pump gas). The compactness of the engine makes the Regera nimble, efficient and lightweight.

The difference to the Agera engine is that, given the electric propulsion of the Direct Drive system, we did not have to go as extreme on ICE power, as the combined output is way over 1500 Hp and over 2000 Nm torque, anyway. Given this we could install even smaller, faster spooling turbos on the Regera, further enhancing the ICE drivability and response.


The Direct Drive transmission of the Regera is capable of delivering never before experienced blistering response and performance and at the same time able to deliver one of the smoothest and most soothing driving experiences. Given this high level of bi-polar characteristics, the rest of the car had to be up to the task of delivering blistering, lightweight performance at new levels of soothing luxury.

Therefore Koenigsegg developed a completely new rear sub frame and rear structure that allows the engine and transmission to rest on active soft mounts. When driving in normal conditions the mounts stay soft and isolate engine noise and vibrations. When driving spirited, the mounts firm up to solidify the car and give greater response. The shock absorbers are active in height and stiffness – again allowing for the bi-polar behavior.

Furthermore, the Regera can be driven in absolute silence, as it is possible to go into full EV mode for shorter periods of time


Given the latest advances in compact lightweight hydraulics, Koenigsegg has managed to robotize the entire Regera with almost no weight addition. As the Regera features functions such as; active front and rear wings, chassis control and lifting system – the pumps and accumulators were already in place to connect a few more hydraulic operators. These in turn replaced gas struts of equal weight – resulting in minimal weight impact.

Due to the above, the Regera is the first car in the world that operates all body closures completely automatically. The spectacle to open and close the entire car simultaneously from the remote or smartphone, truly turns the Regera into a transformer.

On top of this, all body closures have soft latching mechanisms, giving the Regera a sophisticated feel. The fully robotized body system, with soft latches adds a mere 5 kg, making full robotization a very desirable option.

Furthermore the wing mirrors are auto-folding while the doors open, giving added practicality and visual drama, as the Dihedral Synchro Helix Doors swing out and rotate 90 degrees to fully clear the door opening, without protruding more than the width of the door – making them highly ergonomic.


The Regera utilizes an EV plug in feature. Behind the robotized rear number plate nestles a type 2 mode 3 charging port. This means that the Direct Drive Battery can be charged either by the combustion engine or through the charging port. The plug-in solution enabled us to create a novel feature we call – Battery Drain Mode, or BDM for short. For example, when there is around 50 km range left to the destination or next charging point, a preset geo location or a push on the touchscreen will trigger the BDM. This means the car calculates the driving behaviour and makes sure the battery is fully drained upon arrival and is ready for a full charge. This drastically minimize fuel consumption and lower C02 emissions as the fuel consumed has been correctly optimized for the length of the journey.


The Koenigsegg One:1 featured the world’s first top mounted active rear wing. This was an innovative solution that maximized down force compared to its size and weight.

The Regera, being more luxury oriented, has taken this solution to the next level, allowing the wing also to fully fold down into the body work enhancing the cars elegance while parking and reducing drag while cruising. The wing´s active foldable mechanism, is a lightweight work of carbon fiber art and the movement is truly mesmerizing.

Sporting a unique exhaust-note, the Regera has a custom designed, sound tuned titanium system jointly developed by Akrapovic.

The novel exhaust system includes a fish tail outlet, envisioned by Christian, which has not been seen on a production car for the last half century, so we are excited to bring back the sound of the past!


As many of you have heard, Christian is not a fan of hybrids, as they are generally compromised when it comes to weight, complexity, cost, packaging and efficiency.

Given this the Regera is not what we at Koenigsegg would call a hybrid, as it does not have the traditional shortcomings of a hybrid. Instead the Regera is a new breed of Koenigsegg – and car for that matter.

Traditional, so called parallel, hybrids are compromised and heavy, as they have two independent propulsion systems. Alternatively, series hybrids are less compromised when it comes to weight, complexity and costs, but instead they are compromised when it comes to efficiency, as there is too much energy conversion going on.

This brings us to the Koenigsegg Direct Drive Transmission or KDD for short – invented by Christian von Koenigsegg and developed for the Regera by the Koenigsegg Advanced Engineering team.
The patent pending KDD system replaces the combustion engines traditional transmission and gives the added benefit of pure EV mode. What is unique is that the KDD manages to create direct drive to rear axle from the combustion engine without the need of multitude gears or other traditional types of variable transmissions, with inherently high energy losses.

During highway travel, for example, the KDD reduces drivetrain losses, compared to traditional transmission or CVT by over 50%, as there is no step up or step down gear working in series with the final drive – just direct power transmission from the engine to the wheels.

To supplement the energy from the combustion engine and to allow for torque vectoring, regenerative braking, extreme drivers response, reverse and energy conversion, there are three YASA developed electric motors. YASA´s axial flux motors are extremely power dense and allow for direct drive, making them a key-ingredient for the KDD. One YASA for each rear wheel, giving direct drive – this time electric – and one on the crankshaft, giving torque-fill, electrical generation and starter motor functionality.

The three electric motors constitute the most powerful electrical motor set-up in production car history, replacing the gears of a normal transmission while adding; power, torque, torque vectoring and yet still able to remove weight.

The battery pack and PDU for the KDD were developed and manufactured together with Electric Supercar virtuoso Mate Rimac and his engineering team. The 620 V battery pack is of the latest fully flooded type and is the most power-dense battery pack ever created for a road going car with 9,27 kWh of energy, 67 liters of volume, and 115kg of weight. Still, a full 500 kW can momentarily be drawn during acceleration and over 150 kW can be absorbed by the battery-pack during regenerative braking and ICE power generation mode.

Every cell of the pack is carefully monitored for voltage, state of charge, health and temperature. The cells are enclosed in a fully machined aluminum casing for safety and stability. The battery is located in the most protected area of the car – the carbon-aramid chassis tunnel. The whole battery pack is actively cooled by external radiators and the Regera´s all new electrical air-conditioning system, which also can pre-cool the car via the Koenigsegg app on a warm day.

The complete KDD system, including the battery, adds a mere 88kg to the Regera´s weight, compared to what the Regera would have weighed with a traditional ICE, coupled to a 7 speed DCT transmission instead of the KDD. Presently no other hybrid Hypercar even comes close to this type of weight ratio for their electrification. This is interesting, as they all have smaller battery capacity and less electric power than the Regera.

To put it into perspective, the Regera has almost triple as many electric Bhp (700 Bhp) and over 300 Bhp more than its closest hybrid rival. Still the Regera manages to be very competitive weight wise, while including unusual features such as a six way adjustable electrical seat and a fully robotized body work. This is no small feature and it is a testament to the meticulous nature of the Koenigsegg engineering team.

The combination of electrical and combustion power is just mind boggling. When you get up to speed, the system really comes into play – How about 3.2 seconds between 150 to 250 km/h and under 20 seconds from 0 to 400 km/h?


1100 Hp of combustion engine power on 91 octane DIN or 95 octane RON (a bit more on E85)
1250 Nm of combustion engine torque
700 Hp of electric propulsion
900 Nm of electric torque
9 kWh 620 Volt, flooded liquid cooled battery pack


Over 1500 BHp or 1.11 MW
Over 2000 Nm of torque
Dry weight 1420 kg
1628 kg curb weight (including all liquids and full fuel tank)



Foldable active rear wing (top mounted)
Active independent front flaps
Active ride height front and rear
Active damping
Total down force at 250 km/h 450Kg


Carbon fiber with aluminum honeycomb,
with centrally integrated fuel tank and
battery storage
Monocoque torsional rigidity: 65,000 Nm/
Weight including tanks: 75 kg
Electronically adjustable ride height, fully
independent per wheel
Fully machined aircraft aluminum
uprights, with SKF LeMans specification
150mm angle contact ball bearings
GKN hollow/gun-drilled drive shafts,
Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars front and rear


Total length: 4560 mm
Total width: 2050 mm
Total height: 1110 mm
Low speed ground clearance: 105 mm
Track mode ground clearance: 85 mm
Front lifting system activated: 150 mm
Wheelbase: 2662 mm
Fuel capacity: 82 litres
Luggage compartment: 150 litres
Dry weight 1420kg (Curb weight 1628 kg)


Koenigsegg twin turbo aluminum 5,0L V8,
4 valves per cylinder, double overhead
camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Compression: 9.3:1
Bore: 92 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
Twin ceramic ball bearing turbo chargers
with Koenigsegg patented backpressure
reduction system, 1.4 bar boost pressure
Active hydraulic engine mounts
Dry sump lubrication
Carbon fiber intake manifold with optimi-
zed intake tracts
Total engine weight: 189 kg
Power output – Premium gasoline –
820kW (1100Hp) at 7800 rpm – redline at
8250 rpm
Torque: 1000 Nm from 2700 to 6170 rpm
Max torque – 1280 Nm at 4100 rpm


Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD)

Front: – Ventilated ceramic discs Ø397 mm, 40 mm wide 6-piston
Rear: – Ventilated ceramic discs Ø380 mm, 34 mm wide 4-piston
Koenigsegg calipers with ceramic pistons
Koenigsegg calipers

Koenigsegg twin turbo aluminum 5,0L V8,
4 valves per cylinder, double overhead
camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Compression: 9.3:1
Bore: 92 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
Twin ceramic ball bearing turbo chargers
with Koenigsegg patented backpressure
reduction system, 1.4 bar boost pressure
Active hydraulic engine mounts
Dry sump lubrication
Carbon fiber intake manifold with optimi-
zed intake tracts
Total engine weight: 189 kg
Power output – Premium gasoline –
820kW (1100Hp) at 7800 rpm – redline at
8250 rpm
Torque: 1000 Nm from 2700 to 6170 rpm
Max torque – 1280 Nm at 4100 rpm
One 300Nm/160kW Crank mounted
Two 260Nm/180kW Driveshaft mounted
motors (one per rear wheel)
Combined continuous electric propulsion
820Nm and 520kW
9.27 kWh liquid cooled battery pack.
50 km pure electric drive range on full
charge (EU only)
All batteries are charged from the com-
bustion engine or through Type 2 mode
3 charging at the center rear of the car
(behind number plate)
3 kW onboard charger
1,11 MW/1500 hp
Smart airbags, detachable storable hardtop with lightweight roof, power windows, robotized and soft closing hoods and doors. Adjustable pedals and steering column, leather interior with Regera style stitching, electronically 6-way adjustable carbon sport seats with memory foam, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, KES (stability), Active Chassis with hydraulic lifting system, Satnav, LifePo4 battery, MP3 player, Apple CarPlay, USB connection, climate control, digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tyre monitoring system, leather carpets, roof storage bag, car cover, electric handbrake, power folding wing mirrors, Titanium exhaust system.
Specification subject to change.

3 settings Wet – Normal – Track
Koenigsegg Electronic Stability Control (KES) with 3 settings Wet – Normal – Track
Koenigsegg 2nd generation Aircore™ Superlight carbon fiber wheels with centre locking
Front: 19” x 9.75”
Rear: 20” x 12.5”
Dedicated Michelin Supersport
Unidirectional with asymmetric thread pattern
Front: 275/35 – 19” (Y)
Rear: 345/30 – 20” (Y)
Optional dedicated Michelin Cup2 tires
Two-door, two seater with removable structural hardtop stowable under the front hood
Body made from pre-impregnated carbon fiber/kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements

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