You may have heard a lot about top speed records in the recent past. Something we learned from the controversy surrounding the SSC Tuatara’s speed run was that it’s better to have an accurate video to support our claim.
That’s why, when @zachs_garage took their Koenigsegg Regera on a top speed run at the VMax200 event, they had on-board cameras recording the speedometer in real time. We’re glad they did because the car went on to set the fastest speed ever recorded at this event.
The Regera clocked 248 mph or just over 400 km/h on its second run. At the wheel of the hypercar was a familiar face – Oliver Webb. Yes, the same race car driver who drove the SSC Tuatara to the claimed top speed of 331 mph.
The Regera is powered by a conventional 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which is boosted by three electric motors. The total output is around 1500 hp and 1500 lb-ft of torque. Instead of a conventional transmission, the car uses what Koenigsegg calls “Direct Drive”.
A few weeks back, AutoTopNL also did a high speed run in the Regera. Back then, the car managed to hit 186 mph on a much shorter runway.