For $2 million, the Koenigsegg Regera not only comes with a whopping 1,500 horsepower, but it can also act like a Transformer. The latest offering by Swedish carmaker Christian von Koenigsegg, is a hybrid that combines a gasoline engine with electric power. These high-end luxury cars will be extremely limited, with only 80 being made.
The Koenigsegg Regera will start being delivered in 2016 and one the coolest things about it is the car's "Autoskin" feature, which electrically raises and lowers almost all of its body panels at the same time including the doors, hood, spoiler, and windows. The Regera can also electrically close your doors after opening them, and utilizes Koenigsegg's signature door mechanism. This sounds interesting, but it is something that you have to see to grasp how cool it really is.
With its 1,500 horsepower, the Regera made the list of the Top 5 Most Powerful Street Cars. The name Regera is Swedish and means "to reign." The Regera now reigns as the fastest-accelerating car in the world and can go from 0 to 249 miles per hour in less than 20 seconds! It won't take much more than that to reach the top speed of 255 mph. For those drivers who don't want to push it too far, the Regera can go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds which is still very fast.
This plug-in hybrid has no transmission and uses the carmaker's Direct Drive transmission, which is a single speed gear with no traditional gearbox. It features a twin-turbocharged 5.0 liter V8 engine as well as three electric motors. In fully electric mode, the Regera can go for 22 miles, which might come in handy if you run out of gas. The interior also features a central display screen with Apple CarPlay.
The Koenigsegg Regera does a great job combining power and beauty. It is sure to be one of those cars that everyone stops to stare at on the road, especially when the car is transforming. It remains to be seen if celebrity car collectors like Floyd Mayweather or Kylie Jenner will get their hands on one of these Swedish speedsters.