The Koenigsegg Regera is getting the first ever full body treatment of the company’s proprietary carbon fiber finish. The new coat and body is called the Koenigsegg Naked Carbon. If you haven’t seen the Regera sporting the new coat, you’re in for a surprise. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s light as heck, quite possibly the lightest carbon fiber on the market. Indeed, the Naken Carbon finish saves about 20KG compared to a regularly Regera.
Interestingly, the Koenigsegg Naked Carbon features no clear coat. In fact, while a clear coat is applied during the manufacturing process, Koenigsegg actually takes the time to strip away the thin layer of expoxy. The end result is a carbon surface that features no varnish, lacquer, or any other type of coating for that matter. Instead, the carbon is left naked for the eye to behold.
The end result is a bit predictable but still stunning none-the-less. Up close and personal, the carbon has an industrial feel that manages to be space age modern as well. For anyone looking for a bit of personality in their car, the Naked Carbon finish is a great option.
So will the Koenigsegg Regera be exposed to the elements? The company argues the opposite. The Naked Carbon finish is reportedly harder than any lacquer or varnish. As a result, the car should be much less susceptible to chips and scratches.
The Koenigsegg Naked Carbon finish isn’t new, strictly speaking. Koenigsegg has already been applying it to wheels, including the steering wheel, and wings, winglets, and splitters. As such, Koenigsegg has a lot of data and experience with the Naked Carbon Finish.
However, this marks the first time the coating has been applied to an entire car.
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