It's breathtakingly fast.
Last year, the ballistic Koenigsegg Regera set a new world record for the fastest 0-249-0 mph time, with the hybrid hypercar completing the feat in a mere 31.49 seconds. Consider that the Bugatti Chiron, one of the fastest cars on the planet, took 41.96 seconds to do the same and it puts the Regera's achievement into perspective.
In another display of its astonishing speed, AutoTopNL shared a video on YouTube of the Regera accelerating from zero to 186 mph (300 km/h), and as expected, it's suitably brisk and highlights the Regera's unique powertrain.
The Regera reaches this speed with the apparent ease of a regular sports car accelerating to 60 mph, with the action getting underway at the 1:18 mark. Just over 10 seconds later, the Regera reaches 186 mph, reaching the mark in about the same time it takes conventional supercars like the Ferrari 488 GTB to reach 124 mph. The reaction of the driver and his passenger says it all.
What makes the Regera's acceleration unusual is its Direct Drive single-speed transmission, so there are no conventional gear changes. Power delivery is consequently constant, smooth, and shattering.
Speaking of power, the 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 is paired with three electric motors. The total system outputs are 1,489 horsepower and 1,475 lb-ft of torque, which enables the Regera to reach 60 mph in well under three seconds and a limited top speed of 255 mph.
What's astonishing about the Regera's run to 186 mph is how it continues hauling above 124 mph with the same force. Usually, even the quickest supercars will see a much slower rate of acceleration at higher speeds, but not this one. Yes, it sounds more like a speed boat than a car, but what Koenigsegg has achieved with the Regera is unreal. Besides, if you're looking for a Koenigsegg with an engaging engine note, the animalistic Jesko will be happy to oblige.