The new Koenigsegg Regera is loaded with carbon fiber composites, including a carbon fiber intake manifold with optimized intake tracts, a body made from pre-impregnated carbon fiber/Kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements, and carbon fiber wheels.
The new Koenigsegg Regera is designed to be a luxury alternative to Koenigsegg’s traditional lightweight, race-like road cars, but that doesn’t mean that this model isn’t using carbon fiber composites like its superpowered mega car siblings.
The Koenigsegg Regera combines a twin-turbo V8 combustion engine with three electric motors and battery power via new powertrain technology called Koenigsegg Direct Drive. This revolutionary technology removes the traditional gearbox. The powertrain produces a combined 1500hp with electric propulsion providing instant torque from the Direct Drive system. A carbon fiber intake manifold with optimized intake tracts is also included. The compact engine helps lightweight the Regera, keeping it nimble and efficient.
The use of advanced composite materials doesn’t stop with the engine. At the core of every Koenigsegg car is its carbon-fiber tub chassis, and the Regera is no exception. The chassis is made of carbon fiber with aluminum honeycomb, with a centrally integrated fuel tank and battery storage. The body of the vehicle is made from pre-impregnated carbon fiber/Kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements. Carbon-ceramic brakes with a sport anti-lock braking system are also featured.
Another feature included in Koenigsegg vehicles is the removable roof. The roof is a one-piece unit made entirely from carbon fiber and light enough to be removed by one person.
The wheels of the Regera are Koenigsegg 2nd generation Aircore™ Superlight carbon fiber wheels with center locking. Lighter wheels mean quicker acceleration and less rotational mass, which results in quicker starts, more agile cornering and more efficient braking.
The Regera weighs in at just 1420kg, and only 80 were produced.