Akrapovič and Koenigsegg Unite for a World First
Akrapovič has worked in close cooperation with Swedish extreme performance car specialists Koenigsegg to produce a stunning and unique exhaust system for the Regera—a vehicle that fully deserves to be called a “Megacar” (the One:1 was the first Megacar).
The Regera—Swedish for ‘to reign’—is the fastest production car ever built, and Koenigsegg wanted to make sure everything on the vehicle was special and the very best it could be. This is why Akrapovič, the Slovenian exhaust expert, was chosen to tailor-make a system envisioned by Christian von Koenigsegg. The unique titanium “fish tail” exhaust was refined and produced by Akrapovič’s highly skilled and dedicated R&D specialists, using the expertise gained in the fast-moving and highly competitive racing world to create a system that’s truly at the forefront of performance exhaust technology.
Akrapovič took the initial CAD of the exhaust from the Koenigsegg Advanced Engineering team and turned the design into a reality, to make a system that gives the Regera a truly unique sound and look. With the shortest possible layout from the engine to the rear of the car, this custom-made system uses only the most carefully selected and best materials to make it as light as possible. Utilizing a special titanium alloy, Inconel, and stainless steel, the entire exhaust is a thing of beauty, right through to the unique titanium “fish tail” pipe.
The Regera will reign as the king of the road and as the fastest-accelerating, most powerful production car ever built. It utilizes the world’s most powerful production car electric motor combination—over 700 HP—combined with Koenigsegg’s already enormously powerful internal combustion engine to serve up an output of over 1,500 HP and 2,000 Nm of torque, making the Regera truly deserving of the status of Megacar. The combination of electrical and combustion power is just incredible: with figures of 3.2 seconds between 150 to 250 km/h and less than 20 seconds from 0 to 400 km/h, you’ll need to be quick to see one in action!
The Akrapovič exhaust system made its debut on the Koenigsegg Regera at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show on March 3rd, and a limited edition of just eighty cars will be available, making this Akrapovič-equipped machine a very special car indeed.
Uroš Rosa, Akrapovič CEO:
“It’s sometimes difficult to express how proud and excited we are by some of the things we’ve achieved at Akrapovič, and this collaboration with Koenigsegg is one of those times. We aim to produce the best exhausts in the world, and our cooperation with Koenigsegg helps confirm this. Koenigsegg is the specialist in high-performance cars, and to have been asked to make the system for its Megacar—and to be given Christian von Koenigsegg’s trust to produce an exhaust for him—is a true recognition from one of the industry leaders that Akrapovič is right at the forefront of performance exhaust technology. The idea for the exhaust system came from Koenigsegg and the Akrapovič engineers made it a reality; they refined it and built it to the highest possible standards. We’re delighted with the final result and are honored to have played a major role in one of the most amazing cars ever built.”