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Koenigsegg’s Regera goes green with a 1,500-HP plug-in hybrid powertrain

Hybrid supercars are all the rage these days, and now Koenigsegg is jumping on that bandwagon.

Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Regera is an attempt by the Swedish carmaker to rival the hybrids of Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche, but that’s not the only thing that makes it different from previous Koenigsegg models.

The company says its latest supercar is intended to be a “luxury megacar alternative” to the more hardcore existing models, hence the name Regera, which means “to reign” in Swedish.

The Regera’s plug-in hybrid powertrain includes a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 lifted from the Agera, three electric motors, and a 9-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.

With both gasoline and electric power sources working together, Koenigsegg says the Regera can lay down more than 1,500 horsepower, and an equal amount of torque.

An electric motor is positioned at each rear wheel (the third is mated to the V8) for torque vectoring, and Koenigsegg says the Regera can also operate solely on electric power.

All of this comes with just a little weight gain. Koenigsegg claims the plug-in hybrid Regera weighs 200 pounds more than an Agera.

The company was less talkative about performance, only saying that the Regera will accelerate to 250 mph in under 20 seconds (without confirming that as the top speed), and from 93 to 155 mph in 3.2 seconds.

But this is supposed to be the luxury car of the Koenigsegg stable, so what about amenities?

Koenigsegg claims that the entire car is “robotized,” with active hydraulic suspension, active aero, and a hood, trunk, and doors that can be opened remotely. The engine also rests on special mounts to reduce vibrations.

The interior features power-adjustable memory foam seats, an infotainment system with 9-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and Apple CarPlay connectivity. To make parking easier, there are also front and rear cameras and parking sensors.

Pricing hasn’t been announced, but you can bet all of this will cost a pretty penny. Only 80 examples of the Regera will be made, which is actually a lot considering Koenigsegg has only made 115 cars, period.

Koenigsegg also plans to take the Regera and the Agera RS that was also unveiled in Geneva to the Nüburgring for a shot at the lap record later this year.

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