Constantly on the cutting edge of go-fast technology, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has proven why it deserves its place in the world of exotic cars. Taking hybrid technology to new performance heights is no easy feat, but that’s what the Koenigsegg Regera— Regera means “to reign” in Swedish—has been doing since its 2016 introduction. The Regera’s hyper-powerful hybrid powertrain isn’t its only party piece; its interior is luxurious and full of high-end features you wouldn’t expect from a car that’s this blindingly quick. Unfortunately, the 80-car production run has been long sold out, meaning potential buyers who can afford cars with million-dollar price tags are left cruising the used-hypercar market. Pity.
What’s New for 2020?
The Regera has been in production since 2016 and receives no changes for the 2020 model year.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
If you’re looking to buy a brand-new Koenigsegg Regera, you are a few years too late, since all 80 are spoken for. If you’ve got enough money, buying one of these supercars second hand is your only option. If your pockets aren’t deep enough, a wall poster might be your only alternative.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The Koenigsegg Regera has one of the most exotic powertrains of any car in the world: a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 mounted behind the passenger compartment working in concert with three electric motors. The total system output is 1500 horsepower. There is no transmission; the Regera utilizes a system called Koenigsegg Direct Drive, which sends all power from the electric motors and gas-powered engine to the rear wheels. The Regera is constructed almost entirely out of carbon fiber and Kevlar, just like all Koenigseggs, and tips the scales at 3500 pounds, which gives it an incredible weight-to-power ratio. It can go from zero-249 mph-zero in just 31.49 seconds, which currently stands as a world record. Keeping the car stable at such high speeds is a task managed by active aerodynamic components and an adjustable suspension system.