Koenigsegg Regera Hybrid Claims Zero to 249 MPH to Zero World Record

by Eren Kampman

The Swedish plug-in-hybrid supercar, at 31.49 seconds, beats the previous time, recorded in a Koenigsegg Agera in 2017.

  • The Koenigsegg Regera, the first hybrid from the Swedish hypercar specialist, has just broken its own company’s zero to 249 mph to zero record, accomplishing the deed in 31.49 seconds.
  • The company has released the record run as a YouTube video.
  • Koenigsegg’s Agera RS came close with a 33.29-second attempt in 2017.

Christian von Koenigsegg built his own world-class hypercar company from the ground up and has fabricated some truly spectacular speed machines. What is certain is that the company does not seem to get tired of publicity—or record attempts. With the Regera, the Swedish company has just recorded a fresh record for the fastest time from zero to 249 mph to zero—31.49 seconds, as shown in this video.

The company already held that record with the Agera RS, which accomplished the feat in 36.44 seconds in Denmark in October 2017 but then broke the record a month later in Nevada with a time of 33.29 seconds. On September 23, Koenigsegg factory driver Sonny Persson made the attempt at the record in Sweden in the Regera, which is the company’s first foray into the world of hybridization, and recorded this claimed world record. It took the Regera 22.87 seconds to hit 249 mph from a standstill and only 8.62 seconds to get back down to zero.

The Regera is powered by twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 along with three electric motors. The combustion engine makes 1100 horsepower, and the three electric motors make 700 horsepower; combined system output is 1500 horsepower on account of the propulsion systems reaching their horsepower peaks at different times. The Regera has a lot of active aerodynamics at play to keep the car balanced at high speeds, including active height adjustment based on speed, active front flaps, and a foldable rear wing. Helping this speed demon come down from such high speeds is a delicate balancing act, helped by massive carbon-ceramic brakes in all four corners.

Christian von Koenigsegg alludes to a new speed attempt in the near future, possibly having in mind the Bugatti Chiron, which recently made a 304-mph run and was pronounced the world’s fastest car.

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