Currently reading: New Koenigsegg Regera revealed
Swedish supercar maker unveils its new hybrid model, featuring a V8 engine and three electric motors
Darren Moss
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2 mins read
6 March 2015

Koenigsegg has revealed its new Regera hybrid hypercar at the Geneva motor show.

The first hybrid created by Koenigsegg is powered by the combination of a V8 engine and three electric motors – one on each rear wheel and one on the crankshaft.

Read all about the production-ready version of the Regera

The Regera features a softer front-end design than the Agera and comes with large front air intakes, a front diffuser, a wrap-around windscreen and a prominent roof scoop. At the rear, the new model gets an Akrapovic-developed exhaust which exits from a rear diffuser, above which is the Regera’s charging port.

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The Regera’s large rear spoiler contributes to a total downforce of 450kg at 155mph. The model sits on carbonfibre wheels – 19in at the front and 20in at the rear – and features ventilated ceramic brake discs at all four corners.

Output from the Regera’s 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine is 1085bhp at 7800rpm. However, the added 697bhp coming from the electric motors produces a total system output of 1782bhp and combined torque of 1549lb ft.

Koenigsegg says the Regera is the most powerful production car in existence, with its outputs significantly eclipsing the likes of the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder.

According to the car maker, it will cover 0-250mph in under 20sec, 95-155mph in 3.2sec and 0-62mph in around 2.8sec. It has also revealed that the Regera will run up to 20mph on electric power only.

The key to its performance is its relatively lightweight hybrid set-up. Although the Regera is not referred to as a traditional hybrid, the model does feature a new Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission which, the company says, can reduce energy losses by up to 50% compared with traditional transmissions and CVTs.

Despite the huge power output of the Regera, Andreas Petre, Koenigsegg’s director of sales in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Oceana, said it wouldn’t be difficult to drive on the road: “It has very sophisticated ESP, traction control, active chassis and aerodynamics. It’s like a very fast Tesla with a beautiful sound."

Just 80 examples of the Regera will be made over the next five to six years, and each will cost $1.89 million (around £1.23m) before tax.

The Swedish manufacturer also showed off the Agera RS at Geneva. The latest evolution of the Agera supercar is track-focused and boasts upgraded bodywork, active aerodynamics and more power.

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TBC 8 March 2015

Compund and contact patch

With reference to various comments regarding the Regera's claimed acceleration potential. Special tyres could indeed help to reduce the sprint times, very soft compounds, as mentioned in another comment, would increase grip, however, at very high speeds, above 300kph, how good would these compounds be in handling the huge temperatures generated by the contact patch/road surface friction, and, how long would they last?

It is possible in years to come that tyres, made with smart materials, may be able to adjust their width, pattern, and possibly even compound to suit various road conditions.

gillmanjr 7 March 2015

There is no physical limit to

There is no physical limit to cars hitting 60 in under 2 seconds, or even under 1 second. The biggest limiting factor for a road car is the tires, plain and simple. NHRA Top Fuel dragsters hit 100 in 3/4 of a second, look it up. But the rear tires they run are 10 grand each and are so soft they only last two drag races (1/2 mile).
michael knight 7 March 2015

meh

I echo some of the other points; Koenigsegg seem to be the theoretical fastest most amazing cars out there, but i'm not convinced they're not just straight-line dragsters. There's no doubt they accelerate damn quickly (check out M5board channel on youtube for some examples). But I remain sceptical until there's a track test against 918, P1 et al..

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