Koenigsegg builds custom Regera out of ‘purest’ carbon
Hypercar maker Koenigsegg has finished working on an unusual custom build of its Regera hypercar. Its entire body has been made from KNC – which, according to the manufacturer, stands for pure carbon fiber free from epoxy resin. This manufacturing approach resulted in a car weighing 20 kilograms (or 44 pounds) lighter than usual.
Carbon-fiber components found in Koenigsegg cars usually undergo one of three types of treatments. Body kit elements are polished, painted and lacquered. Structural panels are usually only polished. Finally, the interior elements receive the most complex treatment: the binding epoxy resin gets manually removed so that each finished part may look like raw fibers of carbon. The process is extremely demanding, and even a minute flaw may result in a completely spoiled part.
The company has used the “interior” approach to create the entire body of this custom Koenigsegg Regera. According to a representative, the “purest” carbon should be generally more resistant to scratches, and it also reflects light in a very special way.
As it turned out, the manufacturer had spent years perfecting the technology before taking the first order of this kind. Finished parts have laid exposed to the sun or buried under the snow for months at a time, enabling material researchers to study them and understand how various environmental effects may affect exposed carbon strands.
Photo: Keno Zache Photography
Reporter Artem Sukhanov