Koenigsegg, Sweden’s most exciting export since Ace of Base, has outdone itself with the new Regera. The Koenigsegg Regera is a 1,500 horsepower hybrid supercar that uses a hybrid system to generate extra power.
The Koenigsegg Regera uses a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine making around 900-horsepower combined with a 200-horsepower electric motor and an additional 200-horsepower electric motor at each rear wheel. The 600 electric horsepower would be enough for most sports cars, but Koenigsegg isn’t aiming at the Corvettes of the world, it’s aiming at the Bugattis. The Koenigsegg Regera will do 0 to 250-mph in less than 20 seconds and will be able to go 21 miles on purely electric power.
In the late 1980s, turbochargers were all the rage and the very top echelon of supercars used them with astounding results. The 197-mph Porsche 959 made 444-horsepower and the 201-mph Ferrari F40 made 478-horsepower. Those were unheard of performance figures in the late 1980s. Now Hybrids have taken that space and are providing ridiculous horsepower and performance numbers to the cars most of us can only dream about. And dreaming is all you’ll be doing with the Koenigsegg Regera unless you have $1.89 million to spend.
Source: The Truth About Cars