Koenigsegg Regera KNC: Bare carbon hypercar revealed

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Lacquer? The place this Koenigsegg goes, it doesn’t want lacquer…

Koenigsegg has revealed its newest special-edition Regera, touting its high-tech new carbon exterior end.

The KNC, or Koenigsegg Bare Carbon, end concerned no lacquer, varnish or various coating. As a substitute, the skinny layer of epoxy often used to coat a cured piece of carbon is gently hand-removed till solely the bare carbon stays.

Based on Koenigsegg, the result’s a “placing new look” for carbon fibre, the shortage of any insulating coating or lacquer leaving the Regera’s physique “chilly to the contact”.

“The sheen takes on a extra metallic graphite look as every graphite strand is now totally uncovered,” the corporate mentioned in a launch.

This isn’t the primary time Koenigsegg has used the KNC course of. It’s been making use of it to wheels, wings, splitters and steering wheels earlier than lastly pulling the set off on an entire exterior.

The KNC course of has been examined in blazing warmth and the Scandinavian winter, with its creators suggesting it’s really extra immune to stone chips than conventionally-finished surfaces. It’s additionally lighter – 20kg lighter, in reality – than a automobile completed with a top-coat or lacquer.

As for the way it works? We’ll let Koenigsegg clarify the method in additional element:

“Most under-hood and inside components have their epoxy layer eliminated and are then polished to a uncooked carbon state; a really delicate course of involving each sanding and sprucing. The margin for error is extraordinarily wonderful and may end up in both an ideal, high-lustre end or ruined threads of uncovered carbon-fibre.”

“It’s common for a buyer to specify their automobile with seen carbon-fibre,” mentioned Christian von Koenigsegg, firm founder.

“It’s a lovely materials from a visible perspective and our clients love to point out what the automobile is produced from. KNC takes the thought of seen carbon-fibre to a complete new stage, revealing a lovely lustre and a really silky end.”

“The Koenigsegg philosophy has at all times been about exploring extremes,” he continued.

“It’s nice to increase that concept to a complete new means of ending and presenting a automobile.”

The distinctive end was created for a Swiss dealership.

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