Since the birth of the automobile petrol heads have been hard at work coming up with ingenious solutions to create the fastest car on earth. In the early days it was retired WWI fighter pilots (the first of their kind) who took their engines from their aircraft used to fight in the war, drop them into garage built chasis and brought them down to the beach for two timed high-speed runs that would be used to calculate an average top speed. Fast forward 100 years to 2004 when Koenigsegg was in its infancy and the company already had earned the claim of the fastest production vehicle in the form of the CCX with a top speed of 241mph. One year later Bugatti took the top step with their Veyron at 253mph and now Koeniggsegg has reclaimed their spot with 277mph in the Agera RS. That is insanely quick for a car that is legal to drive along side your moms Prius and manufacturers are beginning to take note of this. Which is why when Christian set off to create the Regera his main goal was no longer top speed. To put it in Christian's words, "The thing we’ve realised is that chasing the ultimate top speed is starting to become a nonsense, so our philosophy is more like this: whoever gets to 250mph first wins”.
Christian’s projections for the Regera are for 0-62mph in 2.8secs and a top speed a little over 250mph. But the figures that wreak havoc on my brain is the 3.2 seconds it takes to go from 90-155mph and that the car can go from a standing halt to 250mph in just 20 seconds having passed 186mph in 11.0sec. The One:1 currently holds the record at 11.92 seconds. Put me in the drivers seat of the Regera and you might as well call me Rocket Man.
What do you guys think of this change in philosophy for manufacturers to create the fastest accelerating cars to 250mph? Should they scrap the 0-250mph race and continue to push the limits for production vehicle's top speed? @car.tales : @laocexotics