The Swedish flag inspires the outside, but he has a nostalgic reason for the interior finishes.
Koenigsegg Automotive founder Christian von Koenigsegg is now taking his turn at designing his dream Regera, and the 1,479-horsepower hypercar takes inspiration from one of the most accessible sports cars around – the Mazda MX-5.
On the outside, Koenigsegg’s Regera features blue-tinted carbon and gold leaf trim. The mix of colours plays on the shades in the Swedish flag.
His car also showcases the gold-leaf-finish on the wheels that are a new option for his customers. Employees apply the material by hand before covering it with clear coat.
Inside, Koenigsegg’s design opts for a colour mix with personal significance. “The first car he and his then-girlfriend - now wife and Koenigsegg COO, Halldora - owned together was a black NA Mazda Miata (MX-5) with a brown leather interior,” the company wrote on Facebook. Therefore, he picked a combination of milk chocolate and black upholstery for inside the hypercar.
His choices create a very handsome hypercar. It could still never be stealthy among normal traffic, but the dark colours with bright highlights give an understated demeanor to the aggressive styling.
Other Koenigsegg employees have also designed their ideal Regera recently. The company’s sales director came up with a similarly understated combo of Bordeaux red, gold stripes, and bare carbon fibre. In addition, the prototype manager imagined a mix of Battleship Gray, white stripes, and carbon. The company’s head of design is more ostentatious with his choice of Sweet Mandarine orange paint.
The Regera competes with the world’s premiere hypercars. The company estimates that it can reach 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour) from a standstill in 2.8 seconds and a top speed over 402 km/h (250 mph). Koenigsegg only intends to build 80 of them for roughly $1.89 million USD each.