Koenigsegg Refuses to be Left Behind by Rimac Nevera
At the top of the pecking order, constant refinement keeps your name in the mouths of the motoring media. Rimac was the hot topic of discussion last month, with its fully electric Nevera setting an incredible 23 records in one day. Koenigsegg responded, and although it achieved fewer records than its electric competitor, it removed Rimac's name from one of those titles.
Before we dive into the new record, it is refreshing to see an Internal Combustion Engine car still taking on the EV giants, despite the Regera getting some assistance from a hybrid system. The Regera still uses a mean twin-turbocharged 5.0-litre V8 producing a mental 1,340 kW.
The top speed record is ultimately the most important record to hold. However, manufacturers will take a crack at almost any record in an attempt to get their time in the spotlight. This time, the Regera broke the 0-400-0 km/h record with a blistering time of 28.81 seconds. This recorded time was over a second faster than the Nevera, with a time of 29.93 seconds which was recorded last month.
Upon discovering this new record, we were led to believe that this particular Regera had some tweaking done to it. However, this 8-year-old hypercar was standard spec as Koenigsegg proudly claimed it broke the record purely "because it can".
The test was done on a smoother surface than its last record attempt and with new Michelin Cup2Rs to lay down the power more efficiently. Koenigsegg claims that these factors allowed this older car to break the already impressive record.
This record is one that Koenigsegg holds dear, as it demonstrates the strong attestation for the design and engineering of their vehicle. Especially considering that this record isn't with a brand-new car.