Apparently working at Koenigsegg is great for your finances because one of the supercar maker’s employees has “commissioned” a dream Regera for himself – with a motif that pays homage to the artist formerly known as Prince.
The “Purple Rain” song will live forever just like the memory of the artist behind it – also because a Koenigsegg Regera will be donning a special livery envisioned as a tribute – a purple carbon exterior finish has been mixed with white striping and clear carbon side intakes. The exterior also features white brake calipers tucked behind the ultra-light alloys clad with carbon fiber. Steven Wade, working in communications and as a copywriter at Koenigsegg, decided his dream car should also wear a “snow” leather in the cockpit that also has a basket weave pattern on the seats.
While the employee didn’t actually have the money to buy his dream Regera – even with the sizeable employee discount – at least Koenigsegg allowed him to design the livery. The one client actually buying this car with the special livery will also get the biturbo 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to three electric motors for a combined output of 1,479 horsepower (1,103 kilowatts) and 1,465 pound-feet (1,986 Newton-meters) of torque. The company’s patented direct drive system enables a 62 mph (100 kph) sprint in a mere 2.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 250 mph (402 kph).