The world’s fastest and most powerful production car is here: the Koenigsegg Regera. At the heart of the Regera is a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine connected to three electric motors. Combine their power output and the Regera pumps out 1,500+ hp and 1,475+ lbft of torque. The Regera will be, according to Koenigsegg, “the King of the Road, as the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.”
The Regera is a new breed of car that utilizes Koenigsegg Direct Drive Transmission (KDD). This new system was developed by Christian von Koenigsegg and it creates “direct drive to rear axle from the combustion engine without the need of multiple gears or other traditional types of variable transmissions, with inherently high energy losses.”
ENGINE: Twin-Turbo 5.0-liter V8 + Electric Motors
TORQUE: 1,475+ lb-ft
0-60: 2.8 seconds
TOP SPEED: 248 mph
The magic lies in placing a revolutionary new torque converter between the flywheel and the 2.73 differential, giving it the ability to completely disconnect the engine from the road. The converter’s shell acts as a rotor in an AC generator, with a giant stator taking the place of a traditional bellhousing. At low speeds the V8 is used to generate electricity for the motors on the rear axles, making the car very efficient.
Combine the massive amounts of power, a new transmission and the car’s curb weight of 3,589 pounds, and the Regera will rocket from 0-248 mph in just 20 seconds. Its exterior also features a number of mechanics that make it the “first fully robotized car.” Every single body closure, including the engine cover, boot, doors and convertible top, can be operated from a remote or Smartphone. Koenigsegg claims this turns the Regera “into a Transformer.” Inside the Regera is an incredibly quiet ride, thanks to the new sub frame and rear structure. This allows the engine and transmission to rest on “active soft mount,” giving the car a smooth and quiet ride. If you thought the Koenigsegg Regera was going to be a rare bird, you would be correct. Only 80 examples of the car will be created. Additionally, this will be the first time Koenigsegg will have two parallel models in production.
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