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Koenigsegg Regera vs Pagani Huayra Roadster-1

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Koenigsegg Regera races a Pagani Huayra Roadster down an airstrip

The Koenigsegg Regera doesn’t really compare with the Huayra Roadster. But, it’s still fun to watch the two hypercars race down an airstrip in Switzerland.

The Regera is the first hybrid hypercar to come out of the Swedish stable. It uses a twin-turbo V8 engine and three electric motors. The combined output of the hybrid system is 1500 hp and 1500 lb-ft of torque, which enables the car to hit 0-400 km/h in less than 20 seconds. The Regera uses a hydraulic coupling instead of a conventional gearbox, which Koenigsegg calls the Direct Drive. This video neatly demonstrates how the car accelerates away without shifting.

On the other hand, the Huayra Roadster is a much more conventional supercar. For starters, it looks absolutely gorgeous (unlike the Huayra BC Roadster, the base car has much cleaner lines). It is powered by an old-school 6.0-liter, twin-turbo V12 engine that produces 754 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

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