Next month in Geneva Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg intends to reveal a hybrid which adds as much just electric power to an already over-the-top gas engine as the 691-horsepower Tesla P85D has in total.
Industry watchers are estimating the total horsepower for the Regera “megacar” could exceed 1,360 with the help of 700 horsepower from electric motors assisting the beast.
This is 10-times the power of a Prius in one car using a relatively modest 9-kilowtt-hour battery pack – about the size of a Ford Fusion Energi’s.
Needless to say, this hybrid is about sending you into warp drive and not reducing fuel consumption or emissions overly much at the expense of job one.
The company says it will be “the most powerful production car ever” and “the only challenger around a track that could be faster, is another Koenigsegg.”
The idea of hybridization for exotic sports cars is becoming commonplace, and one-upmanship is Koenigsegg’s forte.
When driven sedately vehicles like the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari can look good with even zero emissions driving for a spell.
Koenigsegg is calling the Regera a “megacar” and this may be apt. It may have over one megawatt of power.