How do you define the boundaries between the latest super cars, hyper cars, or mega cars? Koenigsegg calls its latest creation – Regera – a “mega car”. They call this car whatever they want, because they were able to create a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle with a total output of 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 lb-ft of torque. This is significantly more horses then the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (1,200 hp) or the Hennessey Venom GT (1,244 hp).
“Regera” means “to Reign” in Swedish.
Koenigsegg is always careful about controlling the weight of their mega cars. The Regera is no exception. The car’s curb weight is 3,589 pounds. This includes the 1,110 horsepower gasoline twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine, three electric motors, 9.72 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack, and the beautiful carbon fiber that surrounds it all.
The power is sent to the rear wheels via a Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission (KDD). While other manufacturers are adding more gears to their boxes, Koenigsegg uses just one ratio (2.85 final drive). This solution reduces transmission power losses and enables all electric driving mode as well. This technology is currently pending patent.
How fast is it? Koenigsegg again goes against convention. The company does not provide a 0-60 mph time or top speed (yet). They only say that the Regera is capable of accelerating from 93 – 155 mph in 3.2 seconds, and it will do a 0 – 248 mph run in approximately 20 seconds!
The car has active from and rear wings to help manage airflow at mega car speeds. Another new feature for Koenigsegg is all hydraulic door and body panel actuation. They call it fully robotized, and it means you can open/close the doors and hatches with a push of the key fob.
The Regera comes with a sophisticated interior and Apple CarPlay to boot.
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