Santa Monica, CA — Among the highlights of today’s reveal from Gooding & Company of its Scottsdale auction online catalog is the innovative, technologically-advanced 2020 Koenigsegg Regera, one of the first Regeras ever to be sold at public auction.
Also included in the Jan. 18-22 Geared Online Scottsdale sale is a Citroën-based custom creation from Jerry and Sylvia Hathaway of SM World Ltd., whose mission was to build the world’s fastest Citroën. In 1985, after years of painstaking work, Jerry Hathaway cracked 200 mph in the 1972 Citroën SM Land Speed Racer, setting numerous land speed records and cementing the car as the fastest Citroën in the world. Two years later, Sylvia joined her husband in the 200 MPH Club, setting a class speed record that stood for 23 years.
A selection of outstanding Jaguars is also part of the sale, including a 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster that claimed national champion honors in Class C5 at the 2013 JCNA Concours.
Christian von Koenigsegg founded Koenigsegg Automotive AB in 1996 for the sole purpose of building a world class sports car. By 2002, the company’s first production model, the CC8S, was driven out of the company’s Angelholm, Sweden factory. Widely considered the most advanced boutique car manufacturer in the world by 2016, Koenigsegg began to apply their creativity to more advanced powertrain systems, resulting in the hybrid-powered Regera. All 80 planned units sold out shortly after introduction.
The Regera’s pioneering propulsion system combines a powerful Koenigsegg twin-turbo V-8 internal-combustion engine with three electric motors via a new powertrain technology dubbed Koenigsegg Direct Drive. The system completely replaces the car’s transmission by placing an electric motor on the 1,100 hp engine’s crankshaft and drives the differential directly through a fluid coupler. The Regera has the first production hybrid system to run at 800 volts, utilizing battery technology pioneered in Formula 1. With total output for the Regera at 1,500 hp, the new model’s time of 22.87 seconds promptly broke the 0–400–0 km/h hour record previously held by a Koenigsegg Agera RS.
The Regera on offer from Gooding was delivered directly from its original owner and shows just 369 miles from new. It benefits from $710,200 worth of options added to its U.S.-specification base price of $2.213 million.