Koenigsegg Regera revealed with polished KNC carbonfibre physique – EAST AUTO NEWS

Koenigsegg Regera revealed with polished KNC carbonfibre physique

Koenigsegg has revealed its first completely bare carbonfibre-bodied (KNC) construct, based mostly on the outrageously quick Regera. As a refresh, the Regera is Koenigsegg’s newest hypercar, using a mixture of a 5-litre supercharged and twin turbocharged V8 (itself with over 1000bhp) and a collection of electrical motors to supply a complete drivetrain energy of 1479bhp.

To not be mistaken for naked carbonfibre, bare carbonfibre or KNC (Koenigsegg Bare Carbon) is created from a brand new, much more labour intensive sharpening course of, which Koenigsegg has been perfecting during the last ten years. Starting with the same old autoclaving, the highest layer of lacquer, which is normally buffed and polished to create a shiny carbonfibre end, is as an alternative sanded down and eliminated, till the uncooked carbon strands beneath are uncovered.

> Click on right here for our technical breakdown of the Koenigsegg Regera

These uncooked strands are then themselves polished to create a extra textural, structured end, every catching the sunshine individually, reasonably than as a bigger easy floor. Uncooked elements which can be thought of imperfect or with any floor or structural inconsistencies can’t be used, as these imperfections will present via within the closing product.

Though this course of feels like it will cut back weight over extra conventional lacquered or painted processes, it’s as an alternative extra of an aesthetic train, highlighting the appreciable experience in carbonfibre manufacturing that Koenigsegg has acquired over time. The end isn’t fully aesthetically centered although, because the KNC end is more durable than a standard lacquer, higher resisting stone chips and scratching extra successfully.

How a lot does all of this value? Nicely, an ordinary Regera (if there ever was such a factor) prices round £1.5m, however as uncovered carbonfibre our bodies normally quantity to the most costly single choices on hypercars like this, we suspect a KNC Regera could be no completely different. Sadly, except you have already got your title down for the 80-car manufacturing run, there isn’t a cheque sufficiently big to get your palms on one, as they’re all already spoken for.

Koenigsegg Regera revealed with polished KNC carbonfibre physique – EAST AUTO NEWS


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