Koenigsegg Regera revealed with polished KNC carbonfibre physique
To not be mistaken for naked carbonfibre, bare carbonfibre or KNC (Koenigsegg Bare Carbon) is created from a brand new, much more labour intensive sprucing course of, which Koenigsegg has been perfecting over the past ten years. Starting with the same old autoclaving, the highest layer of lacquer, which is normally buffed and polished to create a shiny carbonfibre end, is as an alternative sanded down and eliminated, till the uncooked carbon strands beneath are uncovered.
These uncooked strands are then themselves polished to create a extra textural, structured end, every catching the sunshine individually, somewhat than as a bigger clean floor. Uncooked elements which might be thought-about imperfect or with any floor or structural inconsistencies can’t be used, as these imperfections will present by means of within the last product.
Though this course of feels like it will cut back weight over extra conventional lacquered or painted processes, it’s as an alternative extra of an aesthetic train, highlighting the appreciable experience in carbonfibre manufacturing that Koenigsegg has acquired through the years. The end isn’t utterly aesthetically centered although, because the KNC end is more durable than a standard lacquer, higher resisting stone chips and scratching extra successfully.
How a lot does all of this price? Nicely, a normal Regera (if there ever was such a factor) prices round £1.5m, however as uncovered carbonfibre our bodies normally quantity to the most costly single choices on hypercars like this, we suspect a KNC Regera could be no completely different. Sadly, until you have already got your identify down for the 80-car manufacturing run, there isn’t a cheque sufficiently big to get your palms on one, as they’re all already spoken for.