Koenigsegg has revealed its first entirely naked carbonfibre-bodied (KNC) build, based on the outrageously fast Regera. As a refresh, the Regera is Koenigsegg’s latest hypercar, employing a combination of a 5-litre supercharged and twin turbocharged V8 (itself with over 1000bhp) and a series of electric motors to produce a total drivetrain power of 1479bhp.
Not to be mistaken for bare carbonfibre, naked carbonfibre or KNC (Koenigsegg Naked Carbon) is created from a new, even more labour intensive polishing process, which Koenigsegg has been perfecting over the last ten years. Beginning with the usual autoclaving, the top layer of lacquer, which is usually buffed and polished to create a glossy carbonfibre finish, is instead sanded down and removed, until the raw carbon strands underneath are exposed.
These raw strands are then themselves polished to create a more textural, structured finish, each catching the light individually, rather than as a larger smooth surface. Raw parts that are considered imperfect or with any surface or structural inconsistencies cannot be used, as these imperfections will show through in the final product.