The Geneva Motor Show is the biggest car show in the world, and this year’s show featured more exhibitors and manufacturers than ever before. And let me tell you, there were some TRULY amazing cars on display in Geneva this year, like the McLaren 675LT, Ferrari 488 GTB, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Aston Martin Vulcan, and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3, to name a few.
But Koenigsegg stole the show when they introduced the Koenigsegg Regera. Sure, it’s a looker, but there were plenty of those on the show floor. What set it apart were it’s stats, namely it’s hybrid drivetrain that puts out an astounding 1500HP (700HP from three electric motors, combined with a twin-turbocharged 5.0L V-8 engine), and the fact that the car can reportedly accelerate from 0-249MPH in less than 20 seconds! All with a single-speed gearbox.
There’s a slew of technical information on Koenigsegg’s webpage, so be sure to check it out if you want to learn more about this game changing hypercar and the technology that powers it.
But to put things in perspective, the Porsche 918 takes 23.0 seconds to go from 0-186MPH. The Regera can hit a speed that is 60MPH higher in less time. That’s freaking insane..
Only 80 Koenigsegg Regeras will be built, with a starting price of $1.89 million. While that might seem steep, compared to the $3 million plus track-only McLaren P1 GTR, it’s actually a real bargain! If you want one, you better hurry up, as they’ve reportedly already sold 4 cars. Deliveries of the first cars begin in 2016.