Swedish automaker Koenigsegg is all about big surprises. At last year’s Geneva Motor Show the small supercar maker showed us the limited Agera One:1 as the first production megacar with a 1:1 (One:1) power to curb weight ratio, weighing 1,340kg and producing 1340 metric horsepower.
This year Koenigsegg is back with an all-new model called Regera – a luxury Megacar alternative to Koenigsegg’s traditional extreme lightweight race-like road cars.
One:1 and the new Agera RS do offer practicality and comfort, but their primary focus is, and has always been, to be the overall fastest cars on the planet.
This does not mean that Regera is not about very impressive performance.
Meaning “to Reign” in Sweden, the Regera is powered by a Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) system that combines a 5.0-litre V8 engine with three electric motors for a total output of way over 1500 horsepower and 2,000 Nm of torque.
That’s insane power and way more than any hybrid supercar currently produces.
The Regera is a true technology masterpiece. The car has no traditional gearbox! Yes there is no gerbox! Instead the new technology creates direct drive to rear axle from the combustion engine without the need of multitude gears or other traditional types of variable transmissions.
Depending on the road and driving style, KDD reduces drivetrain losses by over 50%, compared to traditional transmissions or CVTs.
Thanks to the fact that there is no gearbox, Koenigsegg was able to developed a completely new rear sub frame and rear structure that allows the engine and transmission to rest on active soft mounts.
The whole car is pretty much robotized, featuring active front and rear wings, chassis control and lifting system.
The Regera is also the first car in the world that operates all body closures completely automatically. You can open and close the entire car simultaneously from the remote or smartphone.
The electric motors (the one on the crankshaft delivers 215 hp, while the electric motors on the rear wheels make 241 hp each) are powered by a 9.27 kWh, 620 Volt battery pack and the car can also operate in fully electric mode with a range of about 22 miles.
The Regera’s total weight is 1,420 kg and it goes from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds, 93-155 mph takes 3.2 seconds, while the 0-250mph (0-400 km/h) comes in only 20 seconds. Just wow! In comparison the Porsche 918 hybrid supercar does 0-186mph in 23 seconds.
The production will be limited to 80 examples, all handcrafted in Sweden.