A rare and expensive exotic car landing on the pages of Bring-a-Trailer isn’t usually news, but when that car is the hybrid-electric burnout king of the road, you can bet we’re going to pay attention!
First shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as a touring-oriented option to the company’s track-focused Agera, the Regera was the first hybrid-propulsion offering from Koenigsegg and helped set the bar for what a modern electric hypercar could and should be with its pre-impregnated carbon-fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque structure, ultra-lightweight suspension, high-end interior bits, and the company’s revolutionary Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission that allowed radical minimization of weight and dramatically reduced energy losses when compared to contemporary hybrid systems of the day.
Then, in 2019, the Regera set a 0-400-0 km/h world record with a 31.49-second run at Råda military airfield in Sweden. That’s fully 0-248+ MPH in about the time it’ll take you to hum the Jeopardy theme. So, yeah — that’s fast.
This particular Koenigsegg has its carbon-fiber and Kevlar body panels finished in a custom Candy Liquid Blue with clear-coated exposed carbon fiber visible on the hood, removable roof panel, and engine cover. That’s set off nicely with machine-turned gold-leaf accents, while a clear-coated carbon-fiber active rear spoiler, front spoiler, and a rear diffuser establish a more aggressive sporting theme.
The one-off Koenigsegg also features a $285k Ghost Package adds front and rear dive planes and side-skirt winglets to increase downforce by a factory-claimed 20%. But wait, there’s more: “Autoskin functionality allows electro-hydraulic operation of the hood, engine cover, and dihedral synchro-helix doors,” reads the official listing on BaT, “while additional features include parking sensors, opening-panel and mirror proximity sensors, a power-operated license-plate mount that covers a battery charging port, constellation daytime-running lights, a headlight ventilation system, and gold-plated badging.”
Koenigsegg Hybrid on Bring-a-Trailer Image Gallery
Under the hood, this Regera features the “standard” Koenigsegg-designed 5.0-liter V8 features an aluminum block and cylinder heads, dual overhead camshafts on each cylinder bank, dry-sump lubrication, twin turbochargers with 3D-printed housings, a carbon-fiber intake manifold, and active hydraulic mounts. The engine combines its efforts with two 180-kW YASA axial-flux electric motors to send power the rear wheels, while a third 160-kW motor mounted to the engine crankshaft provides torque fill, electrical generation, and engine starting. An 800-volt, 4.5-kWh Rimac-designed battery pack with plug-in charging capability features a carbon-fiber housing and is mounted in the car’s center tunnel.
All told, the explody bits and electric bits put out a factory-rated 1,757 horsepower on sustainably sourced E85 biofuel. More than enough to give cars like the Pininfarina Battista a solid run for their millionaire owners’ monies.
You can check out this one-off hybrid hypercar listing in the images, below — and many, many more photos at the original listing, here: [ 2021 Koenigsegg Regera] If you want to hear more about Bring a Trailer and what they’re about, check out this interview with BaT’s founder, Randy Nonneberg, on Electrify News Podcast.
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