Koenigsegg Regera Hybrid Megacar Coming With 1,300+ Horsepower

 

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In Swedish, Regera means “to reign”, making it an appropriate name for the upcoming Koenigsegg hybrid megacar that could make over 1,300 horsepower. Over half of that total output will come from a pair of electric motors, and if true, it will quite literally rule over every other car on the road.

Koenigsegg has grand ambitions for the Regera, saying it will be the “fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.” A 9 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack will power two electric motors churning out around 700 horsepower, as much as the Tesla P85D makes. It will also be lightweight, luxurious, and insanely expensive. And if it is truly a “megacar”, it will have to pack at least 1,340 horsepower, or one megawatt. That 9 kWh battery isn’t likely to provide much of an electric-only driving range, but it seems like it will be able to dump out plenty of power to that pair of electric motors.

Unless I am mistaken (I’m not as current as I should be on boutique Swedish automakers I’m afraid) this will also be Koenigsegg’s first hybrid car. Christian von Koenigsegg, the eccentric founder of the supercar builder, recently spent some time with the Tesla Model S and was impressed. After seeing the success of other high-performance hybrids like the Porsche 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari, it’s become clear that the path forward for uber-performance cars is going to be hybrids. The unbeatable instant torque of electric motors has shown the world a better way forward, and there’s no turning back now.





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  • BulkZerker

    Hmm their second 1300 HP car. First one was and still is more impressive.

    • AaronD12

      You haven’t seen the second one yet! Sheesh.

      • BulkZerker

        Do I even? The one:1 is a monster. This will be a very civil super gt… No it will he boring like a Nissan GTR when driven within the limits of the law. Which will he nearly all the life of all of them produced.

  • James

    Any car that includes an internal combustion engine is second rate