1500 hp Koenigsegg Regera unveiled at Geneva
Returning to Geneva this year is Koenigsegg, with its latest creation- the Regera. Unveiled earlier last year at the same venue, the car is now ready for production, with more than 1500 hp at the tap.
Up-front, not much has changed except an additional stripe, that lines up with the single windscreen wiper. Else, the exterior has been carried over from the concept.
Power comes from a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and three additional electric motors; two of which are linked to the rear wheels, while the third is mated to the crankshaft to provide torque-fill for faster acceleration. In total, the hyper-car pumps out more than 1500 hp and 2000 Nm of torque.
Another feature is the ‘Direct Drive’ system, which makes use of a clutch-slip mechanism that uses hydraulic coupling to convert torque at medium or high speeds during fast acceleration- thus eliminating the need for a traditional gearbox. This allows the combustion engine to gain revs and power, while giving the sensation of a traditional downshift. This powertrain enables the car to rocket from 0-100 kph in merely 2.8 seconds, before hitting the 200 kph mark in 6.6 seconds, and the limiter at 400 kph, in 20 seconds-flat.
Detailing on the interior is scarce, but it will most certainly receive traditional Swedish treatment. However, Koenigsegg does confirm that the production version will come with power seats, wireless smartphone charging and an infotainment system with Apple ‘CarPlay’ compatibility.
The Regera, since its preview in 2015, has undergone rigorous changes underneath the surface, following months of rigorous testing and development. Pricing of the Regera hasn’t been revealed yet, but the hyper-car should make its way, in scarce numbers, to parts of UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC following its international debut.