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Watch Koenigsegg deliberately smash up a Regera
Even 250mph carbonfibre hypercars need crash testing, y’know…
Koenigsegg ended 2017 as maker of the fastest supercar on Earth, the 277mph Agera RS. And in a slightly less game-changing - but still laudable - achievement, it surpassed one million followers on Instagram.
To celebrate, the speed merchants of Angelholm posted exactly what you’d expect – a soft-focus slide show of all its speed run successes and meticulous carbon construction processes.
Oh no, wait. That’s not right at all. In fact, Koenigsegg saw in 2018 - and said hello to its million Insta followers - by releasing a montage of Regera crash test footage set to a dubstep backing track. Never change, Koenigsegg. Never change.In the video (with music by US based producer Moth Circuit with Tandee), we see a brave Regera mule – in unpainted carbo fibre, head-butting walls, bouncing over high kerbs, and even being bashed with hammers. And barely appearing to notice, frankly.
Koenigsegg’s carbon weave isn’t simply chosen for light weight and pretty patterns – this stuff is extraordinarily strong. Just as well, when there’s a bi-turbo V8 and three electric motors combining to develop 1,479bhp thrusting you from 0-62mph in 2.8sec.
Watch and weep for Koenigsegg’s sacrificial lamb. With the sound turned down, if you’ve got a bit of a headache. Wonder what 2018 has in store for Sweden’s ultimate supercars?