Swedish hypercar-maker Koenigsegg shocked the motoring world when, in 2002, the marque put out its very first production model: the Koenigsegg CC8S.
Ever since, the Swedish firm has been held in high regard for pushing the boundaries of street-legal performance ever outward. Its most recently revealed model – the Koenigsegg Regera (meaning “to reign” in Swedish) – will carry on in that way.
The Koenigsegg Regera first broke cover just a few short months ago, at the Geneva Motor Show in March; according to Motor Authority, it’s not expected to ship until December of 2016. Still, one UK-based exotic car dealership has made up a listing for the truly next-generation hypercar, setting the price at a mind-numbing, nausea-inducing €2.1 million. That equates to almost $2.4 million US.
Of course, should the nearly unfathomable price tag really surprise us? Based on the raw figures, perhaps not. Back in March, Car and Driver reported on some of the truly mind-boggling performance figures of which the 2016 Koenigsegg Regera would be capable. We’ll start with the powertrain, which will push out roughly 1,500 horses combined. That’s thanks to Koenigsegg’s familiar twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8, two 241 HP rear-wheel drive electric motors, and a 215 HP supplemental motor attached to the crankshaft.
Beside acting as the starter motor and a generator, that third motor fills in torque wherever the V8 isn’t producing a sufficient amount, because [drum roll] the Koenigsegg Regera has a single-speed transmission.
All of this together means a 20-second 0 to 249 mph sprint, and an engine speed which rises proportionately with vehicle speed over 30 mph, says Car and Driver. The 8,250 RPM redline corresponds to the 249 mph top speed, in other words.
C/D also mentions an anticipated sticker price of just $1.9 million US when it comes to this continent, so we’re not quite sure who has it more right. Suffice it to say, whether costing $1.9 million, or nearly $500k more, the Koenigsegg Regera will be an unparalleled, singular experience worth every single penny.