The Koenigsegg Regera may have sold out more than a year ago, but because the company's factory is so small, and the cars take so long to build, they're still constructing previously-ordered cars. This latest one uses a unique bare carbon fiber finish that in addition to looking great, saves a good amount of weight. Meet the KNC Regera.
KNC stands for Koenigsegg Naked Carbon, and the finish is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Achieving this finish involves a whole new process that the company says is incredibly difficult to perfect. Koenigsegg's website describes the method:
[The carbon fiber parts] have their epoxy layer removed and are then polished to a raw carbon state; a very delicate process involving both sanding and polishing. The margin for error is extremely fine and can result in either a perfect, high-luster finish or ruined threads of exposed carbon fiber.
This process has been used for interior and engine bay carbon fiber pieces on Koenigseggs for awhile, but this is the first time it's being used on a car's exterior. The company went as far as to keep test parts outside, exposed to the elements for several years, to ensure the finish would hold up in any environment.
Because there's no exterior lacquer, paint, or epoxy, the KNC Regera weighs in at about 44 pounds less than a standard, painted Regera. So even if you don't like how it looks, it's still worth appreciating the performance aspect of going bare carbon.
This car was recently delivered to its owner in Switzerland through Koengisegg's newest dealership, Carage, for an unspecified price. Considering carbon finishes can cost six figures on top of a normal car's MSRP, we have a feeling optioning a Regera to KNC specifications is incredibly costly.
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