Koenigsegg Regera top speed remains elusive

By Peter Chubb - Mar 3, 2015

Koenigsegg has been teasing its Regera hybrid hypercar for several days now, and so it was finally nice to see the awesome vehicle unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show today. The few images that were shown before its unveil promised something special, and we were not let down in the slightest.

However, we are still left with one big question mark, and that is the Koenigsegg Regera top speed, as it still remains elusive. Koenigsegg has shared a great amount of details (see Autocar) about its new hypercar, such as the Regera performance figures, to a degree, and also the fact it is the world’s fastest production car, which must mean the Koenigsegg Regera will be able to beat 270.49mph, which is held by the Hennessey Venom GT. However, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is not that far behind with 269.86 mph.

Koenigsegg Regera performance

The Swedish carmaker has shared some of the Koenigsegg Regera performance figures, which is a 0 to 62mph time of 2.8 seconds, and will reach 250 miles per hour from standstill in just 20 seconds. This means it is true what I was ridiculed for saying the other day, and that is the fact the new Regera plug-in hybrid will outperform the current cream of the crop, the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari.

As for the engine figures, we are talking 1085bhp from its 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and 697 horsepower from its three electric motors, which is a combined figure of 1782bhp and 1549lb ft. of combined torque.

How long do you think it will be before Koenigsegg will be able to back up its claim of the Regera being the world’s fastest production car?

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Koenigsegg Regera top speed remains elusive

  • ESS_Lund

    I believe CvK said at the press conference that it will do about 255 mph, due to the particular Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission. Above that speed the electric engines are close to their maximum rpm and gear would also be needed to change for combustion engine transmission. Top speed is pretty uninteresting anyway if you never reach it. The Regera will reach close to the top speed in only 20 secons. Pretty impressive.