Take a look at former Formula One driver Nico Rosberg reactions after driving the incredible all carbon fiber Koenigsegg Regera on the streets of Monaco.
Yes, you heard it right. Koenigsegg Automotive AB, a Swedish manufacturer of high-performing sports automobiles, based in Ängelholm, Skåne County, Sweden built a sports car entirely with their proprietary material consisting of diamond-coated carbon fibre.
The company is famous for producing world class sports automobiles, with their first street-legal production model being released in 2002. Since then they have achieved impressive notoriety in the supercar world. In March 2009 they were listed by Forbes as one of "the world's most beautiful cars." In December 2010, the model Agera won the BBC Top Gear Hypercar of the Year Award.
Koenigsegg Regera Izvor: Screenshot / Autor: Koenigsegg
Now, here’s another interesting fact about Koenigsegg: they are heavily involved in developing green technology programs with flex fuel sports cars as well as plug-in electric car’s systems as a way to promote sustainability
The model named Regera, which when translated from Swedish to English means "reign" or "rule" was first presented at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It’s a limited production plug-in hybrid sports car which the company plans on producing a limited series of 80 units.
The Koenigsegg Regera is built around a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that works alongside three electric motors to deliver 1,500 hp and 1,475 lb-ft (2,000 Nm) of torque coupled with a Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission.
The goal of the Regera model is to offer a more practical, luxurious, grand touring option to the rest of Koenigsegg's lightweight sports car lineup, the Agera and the Jesko. It claims to be one of the most powerful and fastest-accelerating hybrid production cars produced by Koenigsegg Automotive AB.
The interesting combination of electric motors for low speeds with a specially designed clutch system connecting the internal combustion twin turbo V8 engine for speeds above 30mph allows the Regera to be lighter due to the lack of a traditional transmission system and quicker once no power is lost during shifting.
This year, the Regera made another public appearance during the 2021 Formula One Grand Prix weekend and Nico Rosberg, former Formula One champion and nowadays YouTuber, had the opportunity to take control of the wheel for a run around the GP track as well as some of Monaco's picturesque hills.
There’s no doubt that the Koenigsegg Regera delivers outstanding performance and what seems to catch Nico’s attention is the extensive application of carbon fiber in the entire car, body, interior, wheels and exhaust.
In Nico's words the car seems to be from another planet. The combination of technology, design, performance, driveability and hybrid powertrain make this car a unique automobile that will definitely draw tons of attention wherever it may appear again.