KNC Regera Koenigsegg

Automotive nudity at its finest: KNC Regera

Straight outta Batcave……..


Koenigsegg builds a number of the quickest and rarest vehicles on the planet. 

These are additionally mechanical wonders that function improvements such because the gearless hybrid powertrain that we discover within the Regera. 

As you possibly can think about, they’re additionally extremely costly.

However, in case you are wealthy sufficient that an odd Regera will not be scarce sufficient or costly sufficient for you. 

Because Koenigsegg can have an answer: naked carbon fiber.

Introduced as a concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Regera (Swedish for “to Reign”) made its debut in production guise a year later at the same event in Switzerland. 

Fast forward to July 2018, two Koenigsegg employees were seen at a gas station in Ängelholm in Sweden with a development car. 

The unfinished beauty was featured in an unpainted body looking mighty impressive in this naked carbon fiber guise.

Today, Koenigsegg Regera, an already incredible hypercar to look at, just got an all-carbon fiber makeover.
A customer's Regera has been delivered with a complete Koenigsegg Naked Carbon (KNC) body—the first of its kind.
This is the first 'Egg finished entirely with the company's visible carbon fiber weave method. 

KNC Regera Koenigsegg

Photo: Courtesy of @domzeroto/Instagram

So, you must be wondering what’s KNC, right? Let me explain from what I’ve learned.

KNC comes from Koenigsegg Naked Carbon, the material used by the Swedes to dress this particular Regera delivered to a customer in Switzerland.

KNC Regera Koenigsegg

Naked carbon fiber exotics are nothing new, but Koenigsegg's KNC method takes things to a new level, or in this layer, by removing the epoxy coating that usually protects the "bare" carbon skin. 

Through a painstaking process involving hand polishing and sanding, the bodywork is stripped down until the top layer is nothing more than exposed carbon fiber. 

One wrong move and that section of carbon fiber weave are completely ruined.

Thankfully, the result more than makes up for Koenigsegg's tedious process. 

In addition to offering a new look that Koenigsegg describes as "more metallic graphic appearance," the KNC method cuts a whopping 44 pounds from the Regera and actually makes the "paint" more resistant to rock chips compared to traditional finishes.

KNC Regera Koenigsegg

It’s not unusual for a customer to specify their car with visible carbon fiber," said Christina von Koenigsegg, Founder and CEO of Koenigsegg Automotive. "It’s a beautiful material from a visual perspective and our customers love to show what the car is made from. KNC takes the idea of visible carbon fiber to a whole new level, revealing a beautiful luster and a very silky finish."

KNC Regera Koenigsegg

The sinister look of this particular prototype reminds us of those in-house Regera liveries presented by various Koenigsegg employees last year.

While Koenigsegg has been using this technique for years, the carbon fiber artists at Ängelholm reserved it for specific parts like wheels, aerodynamic components, and interior trim pieces until now. 

This is the first car to get the full KNC treatment and has already been delivered to its owner in Switzerland.

The Koenigsegg philosophy has always been about exploring extremes," Koenigsegg continued. "It’s great to extend that idea to a whole new way of finishing and presenting a car.”

KNC Regera Koenigsegg

The Koenigsegg Regera is a revolutionary model in the Swedish hypercar manufacturer's lineup. 

It pushes 1,500 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 and three electric motors to a single gear via its direct-drive transmission, meaning you'll never flick a paddle or touch a gear lever on your way to the car's top speed of 248 miles per hour. 

You won't be surprised to know that this plug-in hybrid is exceedingly quick. 

It will get to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds before blowing past 200 km/h in 6.6 seconds, 300 km/h in 10.9 seconds and 400 km/h in a scarcely believable 20 seconds. 

It will also get from 150 to 250 km/h in a blistering 3.9 seconds.

KNC Regera Koenigsegg
KNC Regera Koenigsegg
KNC Regera Koenigsegg

The sound provided by the intricate hybrid powertrain is something we rarely get to hear, and it will remain that way taking into account Koenigsegg is only producing 80 Regeras, all of which have been sold already.

KNC Regera Koenigsegg

It's a pure artwork in engineering.

KNC Regera Koenigsegg

It will be interesting to see whether the Regera will attempt to go after the Agera RS’ speed records considering it’s one of the very few vehicles in the world that can get close (and maybe even surpass) those incredible numbers achieved back in November 2017 in Nevada.

KNC Regera Koenigsegg

The only thing I would add to this sexy Batmobile is the Ghost Package, mandatory for the Regera in my opinion 🤪

What do you guys think of the latest Swedish Masterpiece to leave the production line in Ängelholm?

Image: Courtesy of Keno Zache Photography

Source: Koenigsegg

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