In the wild world of hypercars, the Koenigsegg Regera is a legend. With a ground-breaking power-train configuration tucked beneath a fighter-jet-style carbon-fiber body, it’s one of the quickest automobiles on the planet. How fast is it? Just last summer, eight years after its launch, an example of the Regera rocketed from zero to 249 mph and then back to zero in 28.81 seconds, which broke the previous record set by Rimac’s all-electric Nevera.
The Swedish marque Koenigsegg limited the model to only 80 cars, which were delivered between 2016 and 2021, each costing more than $1.9 million. For anyone on the hunt for a virtually brand-new example, today’s RM Sotheby’s auction in Paris will feature a 2021 Regera with 522 kilometers (324 miles) on its odometer.
More from Robb Report
The Regera crossing the auction block has belonged to the same owner since new, and is painted in steely Moon Silver with contrasting blue striping, blue brake calipers, and 11-spoke carbon-Kevlar Dymag Spider wheels. Inside, the cockpit is a sea of diamond-quilted black leather complemented by blue stitching as well as Alcantara and carbon-fiber trim.
As for that “Esser” graphic on the lower bodywork, it suggests that the car is possibly from the collection of Esser Automotive, a Koenigsegg specialist in Aachen, Germany. RM Sotheby’s, though, simply describes the car as being from a “private collection.”
The auction house estimates the value of the vehicle at between €2 million and €2.6 million ($2.15 million to $2.8 million), but it reminds potential paddle-raisers that both the hammer price and commission are subject to French Value Added Tax, which currently stands at 20 percent.
Interestingly, in the rarified domain of low-volume hypercars, the Regera is not as rare as you might think. According to the Koenigsegg-themed website Egg Registry, there were 17 Regeras for sale around the world at the end of 2023, eight of which were in North America.
Two of those Regeras are being offered by official dealer Koenigsegg Florida in Fort Lauderdale. Its website lists a 2019 example (with 610 miles) for $2.79 million, and a 2021 example (with 513 miles) priced at $3.18 million. Both are white with black stripes.
As for Regeras sold, a 2021 model (with 615 miles on it) fetched $2.74 million at a Bring-a-Trailer online auction a year ago. And according to the auction website Classic.com, a gray 2021 Regera (with just 28 miles) sold privately in Los Angeles this past April. The last asking price for it was $3.7 million.
What sets the model apart, and ensures its collectability, is its innovative technology, especially that advanced power train. Here is a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8—built in-house—that develops 1,100 hp. Add to this a trio of electric motors juiced by an 800-volt battery pack, and the total output tops 1,479 hp, with 1,475 ft lbs of torque.
Yet the car’s most impressive feature is arguably its single-speed Koenigsegg-designed transmission that provides a direct drive to the rear axle. This essentially lets the car accelerate from a standstill to 250 mph without shifting gears.
The RM Sotheby’s 78-lot Paris auction is being held at the historic Le Salles du Carrousel building adjoining the famous Louvre gallery, and kicks off at 4 p.m. local time. The event’s headliner, however, is not this Regera, but a yellow 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti. Any collector interested in owning that Prancing Horse can expect to pony up as much as $12 million.
Click here for more photos of this 2021 Koenigsegg Regera.
Best of Robb Report