Watch the Regera’s record run from the driver’s perspective.
Bugatti may have stolen the spotlight when the Chiron Super Sport 300+ became the first production car to break the 300 mph barrier, but it didn't take long for Koenigsegg to fight back. While we're still waiting for the 300-mph version of the Jesko to arrive and attempt to beat Bugatti's top speed record, the Regera recently shattered the 0-249 mph record time set by the Agera RS.
Driven by factory driver Sonny Persson at the Rada airfield deep in the forests of Sweden, the Regera needed just 31.49 seconds to accelerate from 0-249 mph and come back to a standstill. Impressively, that's 1.8 seconds faster than the previous record set by the Agera RS.
While Koenigsegg has already shown the Regera's record on video from a spectator's point of view, new footage released by the Swedish automaker shows what it looked like from the driver's perspective. Sadly, the outside is overexposed, but the uncut onboard footage still gives you a great sense of the Regera's rapid acceleration and neck-snapping stopping power.
The statistics provided by Koenigsegg make for impressive reading. According to the automaker, 0-250 mph in the Regera took 23.64 seconds and 250-0 mph took just 8.84 seconds. The only modifications made to the hypercar were a rollcage and a four-point safety harness.
Helping the Regera achive these crazy speeds is a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and three electric motors that send over 1,500 hp and 1475 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. 0-62 mph takes 2.8 seconds and Koenigsegg quotes a limited top speed of 249 mph. However, Koenigsegg may attempt a new top speed run in the Regera judging from comments made by company founder Christian Von Koenigsegg in the previous video, who said the hybrid hypercar has already set "faster top speed scores." Watch this space.