Bugatti Chiron Vs Koenigsegg Regera: Poll Battle Of The 1,500 HP Megacars

Two of the most prolific stars of the 86th Geneva Motor Show were the production-spec Koenigsegg Regera and the Bugatti Veyron’s successor, the Chiron.

Starting with the Swedish megacar, following last year’s introduction in concept form, Koenigsegg claims that over 3,000 changes were performed to the Regera in order to make it ready for production.

We could talk about the Regera’s comfort amenities and tech features ranging from electrically adjustable seats with memory function and heaters, to front and rear cameras, Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay connectivity, but what really sets it apart is found underneath the aerodynamic body.

We’re talking about a bi-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine paired with three electric motors. Add the outputs and it will result to around 1,800 HP and 2,150 Nm (1,586 lb-ft) of torque, but because the internal combustion unit and motors don’t hit peak power at the same time, the official figures are “just” 1,500 HP and 2,000 Nm (1,475 lb-ft).

This translates to 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.6 seconds and 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in a blistering 10.9 seconds. The impressive performance doesn’t stop here, as Koenigsegg has created a car that needs just 20 seconds to go from naught to 400 km/h (248 mph).

Bugatti’s newest vehicle, on the other hand, squeezes 1,500 HP and 1,600 Nm (1,180 lb-ft) of torque from the 8.0-liter W16 engine borrowed from the Veyron and fitted behind the two-seat cabin. Reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill takes 2.5 seconds, while the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark comes after 6.5 seconds and the 300 km/h (186 mph) mark in 13.5 seconds, and it will keep accelerating all the way up to 420 km/h (260 mph).

The Chiron is 406 kg (895 lbs) heavier than its Swedish rival, which tips the scale at 1,590 kg (3,505 lbs), compared to the Bugatti’s 1,996 kg (4,400 lbs). There is a significant difference in the cost of the two hypercars, as whereas Bugatti has priced the Chiron from $2.6 million, Koenigsegg asks “just” $1.9 million for the Regera.

Having put their impressive specs down and ignoring the fact that all 500 Chirons have been accounted for and that only 80 Regeras will see the light of day, which one will be your ultimate hypercar choice?

Poll: Which megacar gets your vote?


  • Six_Tymes

    both amazing cars no doubt about it. the Regera has my vote for more reasons than the Chiron.

  • Kash

    I love both cars and at this point it comes down to novelties for me. The main ones being regular doors vs. dual axis doors & W16 vs. V8. The dual axis doors and W16 are the winners for me. Both cars look amazing but the Chiron looks much more aggressive and stoic. I don’t love the Chiron’s profile or the Regera’s rear, but i like those things on the opposite car. Both cars have pretty simple interiors but the Chiron just does it better. I have to go with the Chiron personally.

  • AnklaX

    having the both option kind of fails the purpose of the vote

  • hackerbob

    The poll is for Veyron lol.

    • pur_sang

      well spotted. when ppl write Bugatti, the word Veyron almost naturally follow. haha.

  • pur_sang

    I think koenigsegg needs new exterior designers. the side air intake is so unsightly (despite it now being almost a characteristic of the brand).

  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    if i have the money to buy the Regera then i definitely can afford to buy the Bugatti 2, i’ll get them both

  • ScandinavianView

    Although I think the Bugatti looks absolutely amazing, it’s not really worth the price tag. Tesla has the exact same acceleration. It has 5-7 seats. A frunk and a trunk. A low center of gravity. And just a much more functional car. The speed limit is 100 km/h anyway, so… Haha

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Yeah but which one would you rather be seen in??

      • Tom

        The Tesla to be honest.

        • Andrewthecarguy

          I don’t believe you one bit.

    • LeftLanePrius

      Ok? The Chiron can keep on accelerating past 62mph, past 200mph, and still accelerate past 250mph.

  • Koenigsegg Regera of corse.
    the back of the Bugatti Chiron is practical but very ugly ,and the interior without the support of coffee mugs ,wtf !!

  • TheHake

    Koeniggsegg’s are amazing, but as seen at the Supercar Sunday, people just flock toward (an old) Veyron even when a new Agera is just a few meters from it.

  • Tinky-Winky

  • Nordschleife

    Hands down the Chiron. Its style and overall cohesive and expensive look does it for me. The Regera looks like a kit car to me and while it may have 1500 horsepower and may beat the Chiron, the Chiron is just the better execution of the two vehicles to me.

    • Tom

      Eh? The Vey… sorry Chiron uses the Audi R8 steering wheel and have a cabin cluttered with cheap ornamental matte carbon fiber and over-treated leather straight from the finest VW parts bin.

      The Regera actually looks hand-crafted and doesn’t cut corners on materials.

      • Nordschleife

        The Regera has no car to cut corners from so it would have to all be handcrafted. I still feel the execution (cost cutting measures aside) looks better in the Chiron then the kit car look of the Regera. I still stand behind my comment.

        • Tom

          “I still stand behind my comment.”

          Yeah I figured you would as most ignorant people do. It’s kind of stupid to say that a car that is the antithesis of a kit car “looks like a kit car” though. There are many other (far more intelligent) ways you could’ve phrased that.

          • Nordschleife

            Aww. Call me what you like but you’re just upset that even with your explanation of how you feel, I still don’t agree and by stating that my OPINION is ignorant speaks to how ignorant you are. Nevertheless have an exceptional day.

      • Tippotipo .

        Regera steering wheel looks similar to R8’s as well

      • joao

        The audi r8 has the best steering wheel, thats why. The Chiron is no industrial machine, its a formula 1 season for mercedes benz or 2 million dólar watch for patek Phillipp, low numbers best show off industry car. So no it is obviously better, of course, a company like vw isnt going to cut corners, on something not very profitable, thats na image prop. Have a brain!

  • Tom

    Gets even more clear cut when you factor in just how much Bugatti inflate their claims. The Super Sport was around three seconds slower than it’s 0-186 mph claim (14.6 seconds) in all tests, and their customer cars weighed 400 lbs more than promised.

    Koenigsegg’s approach is very different. For the One:1 they promised “1360 kg with all fluids and half a tank of gas”, delivered “less than 1360 kg with all fluids and a full tank of gas”. Promised “0-186 mph in around 13 seconds”, delivered a 0-186 mph in 11.92 seconds. Promised 1360 hp, delivered 1380 hp on the dyno (with an additional around 100 hp after a turbo upgrade). Promised 1628 kg curb weight for the Regera, delivered 1590 kg curb weight in the production model.

    The reality is that the Regera is very likely to hit it’s 10.9 seconds 0-186 mph, while Bugatti will struggle to get below 16 seconds.

    • Kristov

      The 14.6 sec to 300km/h in the veyron ss is officiall tested just like its topspeed.The reason the Bugatti ss couldn’t hit its 0 to 300km/h in 14.6 is because most people when testing it didn’t use top speed mode which reduces it drag which increases its top end acceleration. In its GPS run when its did its top speed run 200km/h to 400 km/h took 28 sec and it 0 to 200 km/h is in 6.7 sec so it took 34 sec to do a 0 to 400km/h.The standard veyron was certified by Guinness record had the fastest 0 to 300km/h in 16.7 sec which the agera r later broke that record so the claim time therefore had to be real. And the veyron is slightly heavier with a full tank of fuel but the grand sport and vitesse weight 4400lbs while the supersport weight 4100lbs so they weigh the wrong version

      • Tom

        No the 14.6 sec is not “officiall tested”. Yes it has been tested with top speed mode and no the SS did not get under 16 sec; without top speed mode it’s been clocked at over 18 sec. No the 0-300 km/h wasn’t verified by Guinness. The customer cars were heavier and you’re quoting dry weights. 1100 lbs is not “slightly heavier”, it’s a lot heavier.

        • Kristov

          The grand port and the vitesse weight 1990kg the one evo weigh was 2024kg but only because it had a full tank of fuel but that a grand sport which is official heavier than a standard veyron at 1990kg. The supersport is 1840kg and the 14.6sec was achieve in top speed mode that with the second key. When auto car tested it in handling mode it was struggling to reach 360km/h look at its top speed run and see it true acceleration watch how fast it reach 370km/h to 400km/h . This is the difference top speed mode makes. When video start the supersport is going 200km/h. I could give a next example the man who max out the supersport took the vitesse on a 4km straight in handling mode and on that straight the car bearly reach 370km/h. When he put it in top speed mode on that same track same 4km distance he reach 400km/h.

          • Tom

            You’re just letting your imagination run wild. Show me one reputable source (a confirmed test or video) where the SS hits 14.6 sec.

            As far as the weight goes there’s been a few who’s put in on the scales and it does NOT weigh 1840 kg, not even close. When Road and Track put it on the scale it weighed 2062 kg, more than 200 kg more than your fantasy numbers and almost 500 kg more than the Regera:

    • Tippotipo .

      Majority of Koenigsegg runs is done using E85 and E100. It is another story when using gazoline.
      The 11.92 seconds for 0-300 km/h was done with a development One:1 using rollcage and tweaked i.e. not standard compared to its client versions. All Koenigsegg models are known for traction issues because of struggle to put power on the ground.

      • Richard Smart

        Obviously they are are going to put a roll-cage in, just in case it turns over – besides which, a separate roll cage is only going to add weight to the car, thus slowing it down (a bit!)…

  • fabri99

    Regera very very easily gets my vote.

  • Jan Mleziva

    Regera easily for what it brings in technology area. Also because Chirons front two thirds of the car are not distinctive enough from the Veyron, putting audi logo in headlamps and restyle of bumpers (obvious hyperbole) doesnt make it for me.

  • Richard Smart

    The Koenigsegg gets my vote – not only is it faster, but it’s made by an independent Swedish company rather than being a big, (very!) fast Volkswagen. It’s nice to see a small, independent manufacturer taking on (and beating) the rest of the world – just like McLaren managed to do with the F1 back in 1992.

  • codytingwei

    Bugatti Chiron, Bcuz why not?

    • Richard Smart

      Bcuz it’s basically a big, fast R8? Because it’s made by a massive company, whereas Koenigsegg aren’t, by any stretch of the imagination, a massive, or even big, company? Because it’s NOT AS FAST AS THE REGERA? Need I go on?

  • King Altex

    Both cars look very angry LOL…..

  • Anzein Herito

    The one:1 still remain as the fastest accelerating production car and now comes the regera with upgraded power… That makes both 1st n 2nd seat owned by Koenigsegg…

  • Anzein Herito

    Even the regera has more power than the One:1 , but the One:1 is still better on track…

  • Xicor

    WTF?! Guys. Just as someone comments that they like the Chiron over the Regera, you bastards force them to accept the Regera over the Chiron. I swear Koenigsegg has the shittest fanbase ever

  • Bernard Marcinek

    koenigsegg najlepszy na świecie