It is a sad fact for Aussies that most of the world’s fastest cars have only ever been built in left-hand drive to suit their European or American homelands.
This has traditionally caused issues with our road laws as cars younger than 30 years of age have to be converted to right-hand drive, and these finely crafted pieces of exotic engineering are simply too valuable and too difficult to cut up.
But not Koenigsegg. The boutique Swedish hypercar manufacturer designs exotic speed machines to be able to be built in left- or right-hand drive formats. This is how we’ve seen an orange CCX and a black CCR model on Aussie roads, but those older models have nothing on the new Viking warlord Koenigsegg has unleashed on the world.
The Regera is a ballistic megacar that will take a sword to previous hypercars like the Ferrari LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918. It is powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that is bolstered by a trio of YASA electric motors to produce up to 1340kW (1797hp), transmitted via Koenigsegg’s advanced Direct Drive System that replaces a traditional gearbox.
Only 80 Regeras are slated to be built and all have so-far been accounted for, but there is good news for Australian fast car connoisseurs. The Swedish manufacturer has appointed Melbourne’s Lorbek Luxury Cars to retail vehicles like the Regera and Agera to cashed-up Aussies.
Listed at US$1,800,000 the local price will vary according to foreign exchange rates at the time. With import taxes and duties applied this means the four lucky Australians who have a Regera order confirmed could end up paying up to $5,000,000 kangaroo dollars to park the king of the hypercars in their garage.
Given the values of other ground-breaking hypercars are already rising, and the super-limited production run of less than 100 units, it is a no-brainer that the Koenigsegg Regera will increase in the coming years.
With worldwide appeal this means the Regera is likely to become a valuable investment akin to property. Except it is limited to a top speed of 400km/h which is way more fun than renovating a kitchen.
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