No paint, no clear: Koenigsegg crafts Regera sporting “bare” carbon fiber

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Koenigsegg Regera in bare carbon fiber - Image via Keno Zache Photography/Carage

Koenigsegg is an skilled in the case of carbon fiber. In spite of everything, the small Swedish firm was the primary to supply carbon fiber wheels straight from the manufacturing facility.

Now it is ventured into a brand new realm regarding the gentle but sturdy materials: Koenigsegg Bare Carbon.

Proven right here on a Regera, Koenigsegg Bare Carbon, or KNC for brief, is naked carbon with none lacquer or varnish. In reality, even the skinny epoxy that usually coats autoclaved cured carbon fiber has been rigorously eliminated by sanding and sharpening. In accordance with Koenigsegg, the method is extraordinarily delicate as one stroke too many will spoil the look.

Koenigsegg Regera in bare carbon fiber - Image via Keno Zache Photography/Carage

Koenigsegg Regera in naked carbon fiber – Picture through Keno Zache Pictures/Carage

The end result are naked carbon fiber panels—however not like we’re used to. The floor is chilly to the contact as the fabric is pure carbon, as an alternative of an insulating epoxy or lacquer layer with carbon beneath. The floor additionally incorporates a extra metallic look as every carbon strand is now absolutely uncovered.

Koenigsegg has beforehand utilized the method on particular person components, corresponding to splitters and wings, however that is the primary time a complete automobile has obtained the KNC contact. To make sure it will probably deal with excessive climate, check samples have been left outdoors throughout scorching summers and freezing winters for a number of years to make sure the end can endure the weather.

Curiously, KNC is definitely more durable than carbon fiber coated in a lacquer or varnish. This makes it much less delicate to stone chips and sharp objects that usually trigger scratches on coated carbon fiber surfaces. And with none paint or clear lacquer, KNC additionally ends in a weight saving of roughly 44 kilos in comparison with a standard end.

Koenigsegg Regera in bare carbon fiber - Image via Keno Zache Photography/Carage

Koenigsegg Regera in naked carbon fiber – Picture through Keno Zache Pictures/Carage

“KNC takes the concept of seen carbon fiber to an entire new degree, revealing a phenomenal luster and a really silky end,” Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg stated. “The Koenigsegg philosophy has all the time been about exploring extremes; it’s nice to increase that concept to an entire new method of ending and presenting a automobile.”

This primary KNC Regera is headed to a buyer in Switzerland. All Regeras include a powertrain combining a 5.Zero-liter twin-turbocharged V-Eight with an electrical drive system for a complete 1,500 horsepower. This is sufficient to propel the automobile from Zero-186 mph in solely 10.9 seconds. Hold the pedal mashed to the ground and the automobile is claimed to be able to hitting a 248 mph high pace lower than 10 seconds later.

And in case you have been questioning, all 80 construct slots for the automobile have been bought—however do not sweat it as the corporate will unveil a brand new mannequin subsequent March on the 2019 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present.

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