Christian von Koenigsegg built his own world-class hypercar company from the ground up and has fabricated some truly spectacular speed machines. What is certain is that the company does not seem to get tired of publicity—or record attempts. With the Regera, the Swedish company has just recorded a fresh record for the fastest time from zero to 249 mph to zero—31.49 seconds, as shown in the video.
The Regera is powered by twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 along with three electric motors. The combustion engine makes 1100 horsepower, and the three electric motors make 700 horsepower; combined system output is 1500 horsepower on account of the propulsion systems reaching their horsepower peaks at different times. Helping this speed demon come down from such high speeds is a delicate balancing act, helped by massive carbon-ceramic brakes in all four corners.
Surface Transforms plc (LON:SCE) are experts in the development and production of carbon-ceramic materials and the UK’s only manufacturer of carbon-ceramic brakes for automotive use. Koenigsegg nominated SCE as a tier one supplier on their Jesko car.