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Koenigsegg Regera tops 1119 kW and 2000 Nm and accelerates to 400 km/h in 20sec.

The new Regera hybrid hypercar boasts a combined petrol-electric output of more than 1119 kW of power and 2000 Nm of torque, making it the “fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever”.

The new car was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show, and just 80 examples of the Regera will be hand-built at the company’s Angelholm production facility in Sweden, but Koenigsegg said in a release that the number 80 also represents “the principle of domination, control and achievement in Pythagorean Numerology”. (These PR jocks leave me speechless at times!)

Krazy Koenigsegg RegeraKrazy Koenigsegg Regera

Koenigsegg’s twin-turbo aluminium 5.0 liter V8 powers the 1628 kg two-seater, pumping out 821kW and 1250 Nm.

Three YASA-developed electric motors – one 180 kW/260 Nm on each rear wheel and another 160 kW/300 Nm motor on the crankshaft – supplement the energy from the internal combustion engine and allows for torque vectoring, regenerative braking and “extreme” driver response.

According to Koenigsegg, the electric motors make up the “most powerful electrical motor set-up in production car history”.

A hybrid-specific transmission, invented by the founder and dubbed the Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission (KDD), directs drive to the rear axle without the need for multiple gears, reducing drivetrain losses by up to 50 percent when compared with a regular automatic or continuously variable transmission (CVT).

A 9.27 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack feeds the motors that produce 520 kW/820 Nm. When paired with the internal combustion engine, the power tops out at more than 1119 kW and 2000 Nm.

The performance is staggering. Zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, 150-250 km/h takes 3.2 seconds, while 0-400 km/h is covered in less than 20 seconds. Top speed is said to be more than 450 km/h, making the Bugatti Veyron quite pedestrian by comparison.

The coupe can also be charged via a Type 2, mode 3 charging point, with the plug hiding behind the registration plate at the rear. It also offers 50 km of electric-only driving.

All body closures – including the doors, boot and bonnet and more – are automatic, a feat the company says is a world first.

Wheels and tyres are 19 inch front and 20 inch rear, and other standard gear includes power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, leather interior, six-way electronically adjustable carbon sports seats, carbon ceramic brakes, tyre pressure monitoring system, leather interior, power folding wing mirrors and a titanium exhaust system.

No need to rush, there’s not too many in this market!