A 2021 Koenigsegg Regera is being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s

A legendary vehicle in the wild world of hypercars is the Koenigsegg Regera. Clutching a revolutionary powertrain system beneath a fighter-jet-inspired carbon fiber body, this car is among the fastest on the planet. How quickly is it moving? Eight years after its debut, a Regera prototype broke the previous record set by Rimac’s all-electric Nevera last summer when it rocketed from zero to 249 mph and back to zero in 28.81 seconds.

Only 80 of the models, which cost more than $1.9 million and were delivered between 2016 and 2021, were produced by the Swedish automaker Koenigsegg. A 2021 Regera with 522 kilometers (324 miles) on its odometer will be up for auction at today’s RM Sotheby’s auction in Paris, making it an excellent choice for anyone searching for an almost new example.

The same person has owned the Regera that is going up for auction since it was new. It has steely Moon Silver paint, blue brake calipers, and 11-spoke carbon-Kevlar Dymag Spider wheels that contrast with blue striping. The interior of the cockpit is a sea of black leather with diamond quilting, accented with blue stitching, carbon fiber trim, and Alcantara.

Regarding the “Esser” graphic on the lower bodywork, it implies that the vehicle may be part of the collection of Esser Automotive, an Aachen, Germany-based Koenigsegg specialist. However, RM Sotheby’s only states that the vehicle is from a “private collection.”

The car is estimated by the auction house to be worth between €2 million and €2.6 million ($2.15 million and $2.8 million). However, it warns prospective paddlers that the French Value Added Tax, which is currently 20 percent, will be applied to both the commission and the hammer price.

Surprisingly, the Regera is not as uncommon as you might believe in the exclusive world of low-volume hypercars. As of the end of 2023, eight of the 17 Regeras for sale worldwide were located in North America, according to the Koenigsegg-themed website Egg Registry. Official dealer Koenigsegg Florida in Fort Lauderdale is offering two of those Regeras. On its website, a 610-mile 2019 example is listed for $2.79 million, and a 513-mile 2021 example is priced at $3.18 million. Both have stripes of black and white.
Regarding the Regeras that were sold, a 2021 model with 615 miles on it sold for $2.74 million at an online auction hosted by Bring-a-Trailer last year. Additionally, a gray 2021 Regera with only 28 miles sold privately in Los Angeles this past April, according to the auction website Classic.com. It was being asked for $3.7 million most recently.

The model is unique and guaranteed to be collectible because of its cutting-edge technology, particularly that sophisticated power train. This is an in-house 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine producing 1,100 horsepower. When three electric motors powered by an 800-volt battery pack are added, the total output exceeds 1,479 horsepower and 1,475 foot-pounds of torque.

The vehicle’s single-speed Koenigsegg-designed gearbox, which supplies a direct drive to the rear axle, is possibly its most remarkable feature, though. This effectively allows the vehicle to reach 250 mph from a stop without requiring a gear change.

Starting at 4 p.m. local time, the RM Sotheby’s 78-lot Paris auction will take place in the historic Le Salles du Carrousel building, which is next to the well-known Louvre galleryorse could be looking to spend up to $12 million.