Up for sale, a beautiful example of an incredible car.
The chance of seeing a Regera in the flesh isn’t too great. The now-famous Swedish hypercar marque Koenigsegg is responsible for some of the most sought-after hyper-sports cars ever released into the consumer market, from the CCXRs in the fifth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise to the stunning Agera series and the frighteningly fast 490km/h Jesko Absolut.
No doubt, it’s an incredibly rare brand of car to see out on the streets, especially in the United States – but on January 22, 2021 – Americans will have the opportunity to own one.
Up for auction in Arizona’s RM Sotheby’s, this 2019 Koenigsegg Regera has a cracking $217,000 USD (A$278,600) worth of optional extras, and with less than 330 kilometres on the odo, its the perfect scrambled ‘egg to pick up if you’re a billionaire.
It’s the first Regera to appear at a public auction, chassis no.175 – meaning it’s the 175th car to ever step out of the marque’s factory doors at Ängelholm. The exterior is finished in a stunning Crystal White with clear carbon accents and 24-carat gold leaf.
The Regera’s signature Aircore wheels are manufactured with carbon fibre, hand-crafted and made to individually match the hybrid hypercar.
Discussing paper specifications, power comes in the form of Koenigsegg’s signature 5.0L twin-turbocharged V8 and a plug-in hybrid system, driving straight to the rear wheels in a single-speed fixed-gear transmission, eliminating the need for a traditional gearbox.
This eventuates a whopping 1.11 megawatt (1500hp) and over 2kNm (>1475 ft-lb) of torque. 0-100km/h takes just 2.8 seconds, but more impressively, the Regera manages a 0-400km/h time of just 22.87 seconds, and a 0-400-0km/h time of just 31.49 seconds, setting the world record for the fastest 0-400-0km/h ever set by a production car.
Despite the blisteringly quick speeds and lightweight chassis, CEO of Koenigsegg – Christian von Koenigsegg still views the Regera as a luxury grand tourer as opposed to a full-fledged track car. We think that’s what makes a car like this so appealing. The interior is laced with carbon fibre as you’d expect, but also comes coated in a layer of quilted leather for the seats, with more leather accents dotted around the cockpit.
All of this of course won’t come without a cost. Delivered new to an owner in Chicago, Illinois, the car was almost immediately treated to paint protection and a full detail, before remaining garaged for over a year. As an investment for the first owner, it’s worked well – as it’ll likely fetch well over the original $2 million USD price tag.
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