Koenigsegg Regera Unveiled in Geneva
Koenigsegg has been teasing us over a new hypercar that it has dubbed the Regera, and today the automaker finally unveiled it. And with this debut, Koenigsegg has officially blown its mold to smithereens, as not only is this a plug-in hybrid hypercar – something Koenigsegg was completely against in the past – but it is also far more luxurious than anything else the Swedish brand offers.
We’ll get to the luxury side of things here in a bit, but let’s focus on what really matter the most: the hybrid drivetrain. On the gas side of the equation is a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with a dry-sump oil system. Alone, this engine cranks out a massive 1,100 brake horsepower, but three YASA-built electric motors chime in with an additional dose of torque for off-the-line acceleration and torque vectoring. One of the electric motors is at the crankshaft, and it adds 221 pound-feet of torque, while the remaining two power the rear wheels and produce 192 pound-feet each.
The power from this system is routed through a new Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission, which replaces the standard gear-based transmission. This new transmission reduces parasitic power loss and helps improve power delivery. The only real downside to this setup is that it weighs 194 pounds more than the traditional transmission.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Koenigsegg Regera.
2016 Koenigsegg Regera Details
So, what can this insane amount of power do in a 3,589-pound hypercar? Well, it can accelerate to 249 mph in just 20 seconds, and from 93 mph to 155 mph in just over three ticks of the second hand. The 0-to-62-mph time and top sped are not available yet, but I expect them to be equally ridiculous. Look for them to hover in the low-two-second range and 280 mph range, respectively.
You also have to keep in mind that this is a hybrid, so it does have a few elements of green to it. Thanks to its 9.27 kWh battery, the Regera can travel between 22 and 31 miles on just battery power. I am also pretty certain the fuel economy will be ridiculously high for the type of car it is.
Though there are no official images to pass on, some of the images I’ve seen from Geneva show a super-luxurious cabin by supercar standards. High-end leather seats, a flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel, copious amounts of carbon fiber, a large touchscreen, and metallic trim are just a few items I noticed in the cabin picture.
Unfortunately, the Regera will be limited to just 80 units, but it will be available in the U.S., so you may see one of these on the road in the future if you’re lucky.
Source: Peter Leung