Swedish hypercar maker Koenigsegg has announced that all 80 units of the Regera have been taken. For the first time, Regera is the largest single vehicle series in Koenigsegg’s history.
The plug-in hybrid hypercar is known for not having a traditional transmission or the ‘gearbox’ as we know it, in order to eliminate their inherent energy losses, and also to cut down weight. Instead, it gets the Christian’s patent-pending Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission (KDD) with a single, 2.73 ratio fixed gear (final drive).
In simple terms, two 180 kW electric motors on the rear axle will do the acceleration to get you going from a standstill, and as the speed and RPM builds up, the hydraulic coupling starts to close up. Now, the 160 kW third electric motor which is connected to the ICE (combustion engine) will also aid in the acceleration, and as you gain more speed, the hydraulic coupling closes up allowing a direct drive from the engine to the rear wheels.
Koenigsegg says the KDD results in a seamless acceleration from zero to over 400 km/h in as little as 20 seconds.
The 5.0 twin-turbo V8 with premium gasoline produces 1,100 hp at 7,800 rpm (redline 8,250 rpm), and a max torque of 1,280 Nm at 4,100 rpm. The power output is more with E85. The Electric Drive on the other hand produces 700 hp and 870 Nm of torque. The combined output (ICE + ED) is 1500 hp.
As we know, Koenigsegg is obsessed with weight reduction. The Regera weighs 1,470 kg dry and 1,590 kg curb (all liquids and full fuel tank).
“The Regera is a new high watermark for Koenigsegg Automotive” said company founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg. “It has been our greatest technical challenge and as such, it is also our greatest technical triumph. That our customers and dealers have seen and appreciated the work we’ve done on the Regera is a source of great pride for everyone at Koenigsegg.”