It's been nearly half a decade since the hybrid hypercar was revealed.
It's been over four years since Koenigsegg first revealed the Regera at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In the time since, it's filled up the order books – long before any of those customers have gotten to actually drive the thing. But the Swedish hypercar manufacturer will be setting that right before year end.
Autocar reports that Koenigsegg will offer its eagerly awaiting customers the chance to drive a pre-production prototype for the Regera – the company's first electrified model – in November, some five years after the car was originally announced.
The Regera, for those unfamiliar, is based on the same architecture as everything else the company has made in the past quarter century since it's founding, but throws some electric motors in there. The 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 is supplemented by three electric motors but no transmission to speak of, combining to deliver some 1,800 horsepower and 1,500 lb-ft of torque. It's anticipated to reach 62 in 2.7 seconds, 186 in 10.9, and top out at 249 mph. Those figures promise to put the Regera in the same league as other hybrid hypercars like the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1, and LaFerrari.
The Regera also stands to rival the performance from Koenigsegg's previous and existing, conventionally powered models – of which a new one is slated to be unveiled in the near future as production of the Agera comes to an end.
Christian von Koenigsegg and company will make only 80 examples of the Regera, each of which has already been sold for some $1.89 million. The company based in Ängelholm, Sweden, has been crash-testing pre-production prototypes, and expects to give its well-endowed clients the chance to drive one in November, before the year is up.