Watch the Koenigsegg Regera Execute a Brutal Rolling Burnout
Somehow, in this time of environmental austerity, the world is awash with supercars. Cars now routinely make well over 500 horsepower and there’s even a Dodge sedan with over 700 horsepower that can be outfitted with a baby seat. Almost every manufacturer builds some sort of supercar. This though, has made supercars far more common, and as such, lessened the impact of seeing one do something crazy.
And that’s where hypercars come into play and there is no better hypercar manufacturer than Koenigsegg. With Koenigsegg’s patented brand of Swedish lunacy, the world has been introduced one Bugatti Veyron fighting car after another and the marque’s newest addition to that farcical list is the technical marvel, the Regera.
The Regera uses a hybrid twin-turbocharged V-8 engine producing over 1,500 horsepower. That in itself would blatantly awesome, but interestingly for the Regera, Koenigsegg developed a single gear transmission to make the Koenigsegg’s acceleration more luxurious and smooth. That trade-off however, doesn’t mean that the Regera isn’t worthy of its monstrous moniker as Koenigsegg proved just this week when the company unleashed it onto its private runway and turned off traction control.
Unlike the Bugatti Chiron, the Koenigsegg Regera still only sends power through its rear wheels, and as such, can pull off categorically absurd burnouts. The enormity of the cloud of tire smoke would make a forest fire jealous and make Smokey the Bear, cry. It just makes us smile.
Koenigsegg will build just 80 examples of the Regera and by now, almost all of them have been spoken for, even with their starting price of $ 1.89 million. The first production Regeras will soon be rolling out of Koenigsegg’s factory in Engelholm, Sweden, and we can’t wait to see what else this brilliantly provocative car can do.