Koenigsegg named 2016 Koenigsegg Regera a “megacar”, and added
that the second part of its name regera is a Swedish
verb meaning “to govern”, which instantly tells you what kind
of performance you should expect.
Amazingly enough, the entire exterior of 2016 Koenigsegg Regera
was done with no help of professional designers! The carmaker’s
intention was to make a much more luxurious version of Agera –
the previous model. If you take a look from the front, you will
see that it’s simplified and that it’s not what you’d expect
from Koenigsegg in terms of style.
There is a new pair of headlights and a deeper aerodynamic
splitter. As for the side profile, it is reminiscent of its
predecessors’ profiles, even “dihedral synchro-helix actuation”
doors are retained. The rear is completely redesigned, with a
new pair of LED taillights and a hydraulically activated rear
To all the enthusiasts, the all-new cockpit was the biggest
surprise due to a redesigned center console. As already
mentioned, the feature of entering via the awesome doors is
retained. Regera’s cockpit is more spacious and comfy. Every
single piece of the cabin equipment is wrapped in leather,
Alcantra and carbon fiber.
Even the air conditioning vents are improved in comparison to
the previous Koenigsegg’s models. Thus, the driving experience
and the overall atmosphere were made classier. The big central
display screen features Apple Car Play.
Engine and performance
The heart of 2016 Koenigsegg Regera is a twin-turbocharged,
5.0-liter, V-8 engine supplemented by three electric motors.
The Regera produces 700 hp and 664 pf of torque received from
the electric motors. Therefore, the total system outlet is of
1,500 hp and 1,475 pf of torque (in the least), all sent to the
rear wheels through a brand new technology called the Direct
Drive, which replaces the traditional gearbox with an electric
Another new feature the Regera sports are variable-vane
turbochargers, which give it more low-end torque and enhanced
throttle response at lower revs.
According to Koenigsegg, this megacar, as they call it, is
capable of developing acceleration of 0-60 mph in 2.7 sec. and
93 to 155 mph in only 3.2 impressive seconds. Moreover,
acceleration to 248 mph is achieved in less than 20s, which no
car in history was capable of.
Price and release date
2016 Koenigsegg Regera was released on March 3, at the 2015
Geneva Motors Show and the estimated price is somewhere in the
neighborhood of $2,000,000.
According to Koenigsegg, only 80 Regeras will be produced.