The highly anticipated, teased, spied and talked about Koenigsegg Regera has finally made its official public appearance on the show floor of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
Besides being the best venue for all automakers fighting to achieve supremacy in Europe – thanks to its famed neutrality – Switzerland’s Geneva auto show has also been known as the home show for all the exotic manufacturers – from supercar makers with unknown names to studio designs. While the Swedish exotic producer Koenigsegg is hardly an unknown name, it’s a true celebration to have two new and distinct models – the Agera R that we already showed you pictures of and now the new Regera model. Even as we speak all the details have not been revealed, though we do know now that it’s the first model of the company to feature the Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) technology. The megacar makes use of what the Swedes insist it’s not a hybrid system, though it makes use of a 700 HP (515 kW) electric motor and has a 9 kWh battery pack.
While the Swedish manufacturer has so far produced less cars than Lamborghini would make in a couple of weeks, it has been one of those headline-grabbing companies that others envy. No wonder, since the new Regera model has what it takes to make their other hypercar – the 1341-hp One:1 blush and feel underpowered. The new, 1,420 kg (3,131 lbs) megacar is known to have a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine and three electric motors for a total combined power of 1.11 megawatts, which means 1509 metric horsepower. According to Koenigsegg, the Regera – which in Swede means “reign” – can accelerate to 400 km/h in under 20 seconds. That would mean the recently retired Bugatti Veyron might have just met its match in terms of who rules the fastest acceleration times.