- A 2021 Koenigsegg Regera with Candy Liquid Blue paint is up for auction on Bring a Trailer until Tuesday, April 4.
- The Regera on BaT is one of 80 copies Koenigsegg built from 2016 to 2021, and this example cost $3,277,636 when new—including more than $1 million in options.
- Its plug-in-hybrid powertrain consists of three electric motors and a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 that combine for 1500 horsepower (or about 1757 hp with E85 gas).
Let’s get this straight: I can’t afford to bid on a multimillion-dollar hypercar like the 2021 Koenigsegg Regera that’s currently being auctioned off on Bring a Trailer, which—like Car and Driver—is owned by Hearst Autos. Heck, I can hardly afford to bid on most machines on BaT. With that said, I still log countless hours fantasizing about what I’d buy if I could.
For obvious reasons, this brightly colored Swedish exotic caught my eye. Its delightfully ’90s-esque custom paint is called Candy Liquid Blue. It features gold-painted accents that match myriad components hidden beneath the Regera’s skin. Open its scissor-style doors and climb into a next-level cockpit where most surfaces are either made of exposed carbon fiber or covered in rich, quilted leather. The only things that diminish the meticulously crafted cabin are the fully digital gauge cluster and portrait-oriented touchscreen.
The Koenigsegg Regera is one of the wildest plug-in hybrids on the planet. At its heart is a 1100-hp twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8, and that gas-fed engine pairs with three electric motors that altogether make 700 horsepower. However, since the separate systems reach their peak power at different points, the Regera’s total output is 1500 horsepower. That power is funneled through a single-speed transmission, which was designed to save weight and significantly limit the power lost to the driveline. Back in 2019, Koenigsegg set a record for the quickest zero-to-249-mph-to-zero run. It did that in a claimed 31.49 seconds, and we showed you the obligatory YouTube video.
This 2021 Regera on Bring a Trailer includes the original Monroney price sticker, which (for most of us below a certain tax bracket) might be the first and only time we’ll be privy to such specific price breakdowns. Right out of the box, Koenigsegg charged just over $2 million for the Regera. After a boatload of “must-have” options, such as the $250K Environmental Power Upgrade (total output rises from 1500 to about 1757 hp when burning E85 gas) and the $285K Ghost package (various aero addenda that provide 20 percent more downforce), the final MSRP came to $3,277,636.
The Regera listing still has 10 days left until the bidding ends, and the latest offer is $2.6 million, so there’s still plenty of time for it to meet or exceed its original asking price. Meanwhile, it’s another reminder that just because I can’t afford such a wild machine doesn’t mean it’s not fun to dream.
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Eric Stafford’s automobile addiction began before he could walk, and it has fueled his passion to write news, reviews, and more for Car and Driver since 2016. His aspiration growing up was to become a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like car collection. Apparently, getting rich is harder than social-media influencers make it seem, so he avoided financial success entirely to become an automotive journalist and drive new cars for a living. After earning a degree at Central Michigan University and working at a daily newspaper, the years of basically burning money on failed project cars and lemon-flavored jalopies finally paid off when Car and Driver hired him. His garage currently includes a 2010 Acura RDX, a manual ’97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a ’90 Honda CRX Si.