By on March 3, 2015

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The Agera RS having made its appearance, it’s the Koenigsegg Regera’s turn under the spotlight at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

The Swedish-style carbon-fiber exotic receives its power from a 5-liter twin-turbo V8 paired with an electric motor putting out 221 lb-ft of torque, while each rear wheel gains 192 lb-ft from their own motors, which also helps with electronic torque vectoring. A 9 kWh battery pack contributes electric power for the Rimac-made motors.

As for horsepower, 1,500 escape the corral to push the Regera from nil to 249 mph in less than 20 seconds; their escape is aided by a single-speed direct-drive transmission. Electric-only range comes to 21 miles of travel

Price of admission for each of the 80 Regeras will begin at $1.89 million.

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14 Comments on “Geneva 2015: Koenigsegg Regera Debuts...”


  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    Indeed it is very striking, and I’m very in favor of huge supercars like this, in the vein of the XJ220.

    But, worth more than a Veyron? I think not, no sir.

    • 0 avatar
      cmoibenlepro

      The Veyron is no longer sold. So it leaves some place for competitors.
      I would not buy it at either 200K or 2M, but I am not a target customer…

    • 0 avatar
      caltemus

      The difference between this and the veyron is huge. The veyron was the perfected application of existing technologies. The regera is breaking new ground with materials and construction, and development in these areas is not cheap. I’d equate the relationship to the one between the Corvette and the i8.

    • 0 avatar
      johnny_5.0

      I’d punch baby kittens for one, but the Veyron is not a beautiful car IMHO. And while I’d love anything with a quad-turbo W16, I’d take this over a Veyron any day of the week and six times on Sunday. Bugatti’s strong point is not exterior styling. I used to have a poster of an EB110 on my wall, but it hasn’t aged well at all and they look like kit cars today. The Koenigsegg CC8S has aged much better. I’m admittedly a Koenigsegg fan, and if I were stupid rich I’d have one of these in my garage over some one-off Ferrari.

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        Lol, the CC8 is from 2002. The EB110 is from 1991. Perhaps that’s why it hasn’t aged as well.

        Compare a 91 Thunderbird to an 02. Which looks more current?

        • 0 avatar
          NoGoYo

          I dunno, but the 91 looks a lot f*cking BETTER.

        • 0 avatar
          johnny_5.0

          I’m aware of when they debuted. My point was that when the CC8S hits 20 years old it will still look more contemporary than the EB110 did in 2011. It was also Koenigsegg’s first model, and the general design is still used today. This Regera practically looks like sex on wheels compared to the butter face Veyron. If I was going to drop over a million dollars on any car I’d want it to look good enough that I’d routinely wander into the garage just to stare at it. I would do that with this car, or a Zonda, or many others. The VW group itself makes a bunch of cars I find more visually appealing (Huracan/Aventador/R8/etc.). The Veyron’s performance is commensurate with its cost, I just wish it was pretty too.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            I’m glad you can predict style trends a decade into the future. You should really work in the fashion or design industry with that skill.

        • 0 avatar
          doctorv8

          “Compare a 91 Thunderbird to an 02. Which looks more current?”

          The ’91. By a long shot. Hell, aside from the sealed beam lights, the ’83 TBird looks more “current” than the J Mays retro-abortion from 02-04.

  • avatar
    caltemus

    The difference between this and the veyron is huge. The veyron was the perfected application of existing technologies. The regera is breaking new ground with materials and construction, and development in these areas is not cheap. I’d equate the relationship to the one between the Corvette and the i8.

  • avatar
    John R

    I’m very intrigued by this car. If the transmission is a single speed why are there -/+ paddles on the steering column?

    I’m not familiar with direct drive transmissions.

  • avatar
    Noble713

    Very art deco interior, much like the Huayra.

    I’m a little confused though….electric motor @ the engine + electric motor in EACH rear wheel? Isn’t that a little redundant? Wouldn’t it be better to have one (or more) of these motors power the front for AWD?

  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    Finally a practical hybrid application ;)


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