Now, before people start pulling us up on technicalities, yes, all of the 80 Koenigsegg Regeras ever built are made of carbon. But this is no ordinary carbon.
It’s called the Koenigsegg Regera Naked Carbon and it’s found on one, and only one, example of the silly 1,479bhp hybrid hypercar. Requiring an especially time-consuming process on top of the usual carbon fibre requirements (which is basically lots of heat, epoxy and an autoclave), each individual panel of this naked Regera is sanded down to the weave to give it a unique silky look and feel.
The process is done by hand, but if one sands too far, then the whole panel is ruined and must be discarded. Not exactly a job that should be attempted if you’re a bit scattered after a big night out.
The lack of paint and finish can save a total of 20 kilograms in itself, surely doing plenty for the 5.0-litre twin turbo V8 that – when matched with an F1-spec battery pack – propels this weapon to otherworldly speeds capable of breaking world records.