Factory test driver Sonny Persson performed the test: 0 to 249 mph (400 km / h) and back to a standstill. He needed 31.49 seconds to set this record, which was previously set using the Agera RS. But with a brand like Koenigsegg, straight line performance is just part of the story. Over the years, several Koenigsegg have taken on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in an attempt to set a fast pace. It did not always go according to plan.
The famous One: 1 crashed at ‘The Ring back in 2016, when everyone expected it to take a lap in under 7 minutes. Two years ago, it was rumored that Jesko would be the one to claim the new Green Hell record. And now Koenigsegg has just released a video of Regera setting a new track record at Ring Knutstorp in Sweden. Should this be considered a teaser for something bigger? Or is it nothing more than easily accessible content for the company?
This 1,292 km long (2,079 km) race track is located near the Koenigsegg factory in Ängelholm. It consists of 14 corners and a few short straight sections. While it can still be fun enough to drive on, it is far from being able to show all of Koenigsegg’s full potential. Christian von Koenigsegg refers to that “mini-Nürburgring” due to its layout and elevation changes, and once again you can not help but think that this may be a clue for the future.
We get to see Regera go as fast as 240 km / h before we apply the brakes for the first corner. How the engine sounds is like nothing else you’ve ever heard. The fast lap goes in one second. The previous record was held by a McLaren Senna, with a time of 1: 04.50. We are not sure what the course was like the day Senna set the record, but the grip levels were less than ideal for Regera.
Despite that, it completed a lap of 1: 03.84. Now we just need to see a Koenigsegg taking on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS at ‘Ring’. If Gemera is not already sold out, it may be interesting to see it try to break records on the famous German race track. Not that it would need extra marketing.