Koenigsegg uploaded a video of the Regera’s crash testing on Instagram as a way to celebrate it reaching one million followers.
All new cars nowadays must go through crash tests in order to be allowed to drive on the streets. These tests do not discriminate; everything from hatchback wagons to mega supercars are required to endure these tests. That includes the highly limited hypercar known as the Koenigsegg Regera.
Koenigsegg Automotive, on Instagram, just posted a clip of a Regera crash testing to honor its one million followers. We have to warn you, some may find the video to be quite cringe-worthy – as most crash testing clips are. The crash test shows the megacar getting hit from the front, the back and the sides. You will also see the Regera being smacked by a hammer and driven into curbs, all to the beat of some dubstep music.
It turns out the Koenigsegg Regera can take quite the hit. It performed so well, that the same Regera is used in every clip.
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The Regera used lightweight carbon fiber in place of a more dense metal chassis. Although the body panels got pretty destroyed after each impact, the chassis remained intact. The Swedish supercar basically only needed to get a new set of body panels to prepare for its next round of testing. Apart from just enduring hits on all sides, the car undergoes mallet beating and curb hopping that has all four wheels off the ground.
For a supercar that went through some pretty brute force, the carbon fiber flexes beautifully and it seems to hold up pretty well. Even though the crash test is certainly hard to watch, it kind of looks like fun to smash the daylights (or shall we say headlights) out of a multimillion-dollar hypercar.
As Road&Track writes,
"“The 80 Regera owners will surely appreciate the car’s durability a bit more after watching this. We’re also sure they hope their Regeras are never treated anything like this.”"
Check out the video below to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Koenigsegg Regera, with none other than the founder himself.
It is always interesting to watch these crash tests and see how the materials of these cars hold up to high impact hits. Be safe out there, everyone!