The Koenigsegg Regera (Swedish for "to reign" or "to rule") is a plug-in hybrid targa-top megacar created by Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg.
- Text originally from the Koenigsegg Regera's Wikipedia page.
Koenigsegg founder Christian von Koenigsegg purchased a Tesla Model S P85+ in 2013, and was impressed by the car's ability to instantly deliver power without the need for a downshift or to wait for turbo lag. He was especially impressed with the direct and intuitive experience provided by an electric car like the Tesla, remarking that the instantaneous response of the motors was something even a Formula One car could not attain with a traditional internal combustion engine. Von Koenigsegg sought to combine this desirable aspect of electric powertrains with the traditional Koenigsegg experience of a lightweight, powerful sports car.
Realizing some form of compromise was necessary, von Koenigsegg decided to look to a hybrid solution. By removing the traditional 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and switching to a single-gear direct-drive system, Koenigsegg mitigated the added weight of the three electric motors and a 4.5 kW·h battery pack installed in the Regera as compared to the previous Agera models. The single-gear electrical solution also provided the instant response that von Koenigsegg sought, while the onboard internal combustion engine would then maintain the rapid acceleration and power at higher speeds where the electric motors are less effective.
Christian von Koenigsegg invented the Koenigsegg Direct-Drive System (KDD), and it was developed for the Regera by the Koenigsegg Advanced Engineering Team. The KDD system effectively eliminates the need for a transmission and allows for pure EV (electric vehicle) mode. The Regera doesn't have a traditional multi-gear transmission but instead features a single-speed fixed-gear transmission, often called a direct-drive, with a 2.73:1 reduction ratio, meaning the crankshaft mounted on the ICE will rotate 2.73 times for every 1 time that the output shaft of the direct-drive mechanism will rotate.
At speeds below 30 mph, the wheel shaft electric motors mostly propel the car through the use of a hydraulic coupling that lets the ICE and the crankshaft mounted electric motor slip. In reverse, only the wheel shaft electric motors propel the car. Above 30 mph, the RPM of the crankshaft mounted electric motor and internal combustion engine are proportional to wheel speed through locking of the hydraulic coupling. However, Christian von Koenigsegg described and demonstrated how the Regera features a steering-wheel-mounted paddle that simulates a traditional downshift by initiating slip of the hydraulic coupling connecting the crankshaft to the output shaft. This results in higher RPM of the ICE and the crankshaft mounted electric motor and therefore higher power at lower speeds than what would have been possible if the coupling would have been locked at all times. Koenigsegg reported that the omission of a gearbox and addition of electric motors and battery only added 88 kg (194 lb) compared to what the Regera would have weighed with the same combustion engine but a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) and no electric motors or batteries.
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The Koenigsegg Regera appears as a high Class S car with the following rank statistics:
- Stock rank: 3,460 ( 60)
- rank: 3,612
- rank: 3,793 ( 13)
- rank: 3,980 ( 16)
- rank: 4,176 ( 25)
- rank: 4,403 ( 38)
- rank: 4,616 ( 48)
The Regera has the third-highest top speed of any car in the game (after the Koenigsegg Jesko and SSC Tuatara), at 273 mph (440 km/h). This comes at the cost of handling, drifting, and nitro efficiency; performance aspects that the Bugatti Chiron is superior in. However, if managed properly, it can be competitive in multiplayer and events.
After the King of the Fall Update, blueprints for the Regera can be obtained from the Legend Store or card packs if the player has a level 17 garage.
- Main article: Koenigsegg Regera (Special Event)
Between February 1-22, 2019, a Koenigsegg Regera Special Event and Leaderboard were available with up to 124 Regera blueprints being obtainable, divided into 77 obtained on player's own and 47 from clubs.
In response to the criticism surrounding the Bugatti Chiron Special Event, several changes were made, including a Car Hunt segment for one of the involved cars, the Vencer Sarthe on the second day, as well as ability to watch advertisements to obtain Blueprints for the other involved car, Apollo N; blueprints for both can still be obtained by tokens. In addition, previous Unleashed cars, Acura NSX (2017), Porsche 918 Spyder, and Pagani Huayra BC were also involved; the Special Event had been preceded by Encores for the latter two and a Car Hunt for the NSX, as well as the leaderboard segment on the final day made free try. However, there were no Regera-specific blueprint packs available for purchase, meaning that completing the event is the only way to obtain Regera blueprints during the event. (Car-specific pack for special events would return for Lamborghini Veneno's event.) The club-based blueprints goal also attracted behavior from players called club hopping, where players would make arrangements to move to clubs that have completed club goals to claim the blueprints from there on the late days of the event; as a result, club goals were discontinued from Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta's special event, as well as introduction of condition requirements in later events beginning from the McLaren Senna event.
Between May 31 and June 7, 2019, Koenigsegg Regera specific packs were available in the shop.
The Koenigsegg Regera won in the 2016 Community Car Poll alongside the Arrinera Hussarya GT, Aston Martin One-77, DC Avanti, Ferrari FXX K, Honda Civic Type R, Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4, Lexus LFA, Saleen S5S Raptor, and W Motors Fenyr SuperSport.
The Regera was added in the Showdown Update, three years after its initial appearance in the 2016 Community Car Poll.
The Koenigsegg Regera is a high-end Class S car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1626
- MAX rank: 1759 (+133)
- This was changed to 1749 (+123) in the 2019 Halloween Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1862 (+103)
- This was changed to 1862 (+113) in the 2019 Halloween Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +67
- This was changed to +56 in the 2019 Halloween Update.
- Nitro Efficiency: 6/11/15.5
Performance & Usage
The Koenigsegg Regera has decent acceleration, high top speed, decent handling with mediocre drift radius, and decent nitro efficiency.
While the Regera has the top speed and nitro duration to rival the other cars in its tier and placement it lacks the acceleration needed to be competitive in multiplayer. In Gauntlet races, it is best used as the 2nd-5th car.
As of the 2020 Halloween Update, the Koenigsegg Regera can be purchased for 4,000,000 which was previously only obtainable from its R&D event.
The Regera was available for limited time during the following dates:
- October 31- November 5, 2019: 18,000
- February 5 - 8: 2020: 15,888
- March 20 - 30, 2020: 18,000
- April 22 - 26, 2020: 18,000
Research & Development
- Main article: Koenigsegg Regera (Research & Development)
The Koenigsegg Regera's Research & Development event was first launched on August 1, 2019 and was revived on the following dates:
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