After the massive success of the Agera, “Koenigsegg” cemented itself as one of big names in the hyper car industry. From the days of the “Koenigsegg CCXR” being rejected by Top Gear for being too unstable at high speeds to holding the current land speed record in their “Koenigsegg Agera RS”, Koenigsegg has done it all. But now they have designed and created and entirely different car, a car based on luxury and comfort.
This is the “Koenigsegg Regera”, a brand new car by Koenigsegg with a revolutionary new transmission. Like its predecessor it uses a thirsty V8 but unlike its predecessor it’s also a plug-in hybrid.
Just by looking at the design of this car it is obvious that Koenigsegg has taken a more angular and sharp approach to its styling. Like its other production counterparts, the Regera comes equipped with “Active Aerodynamics” for optimized downforce at high speeds. Koenigsegg also revealed an optional “Ghost Aerodynamic” package for the Regera which they claim can increase the downforce by more than 20%. Koenisegg claim that the Regera is the first “fully-robotized” car, from hydraulic lifters that allow the cars body panels to be remotely operated to hydraulic pumps that allow the doors to open and close automatically at the push of a button.
Unlike its predecessor the engine in the Regera is not directly bolted to the chassis, instead it uses an active engine mount for the engine and transmission to rest on. This significantly reduces engine noise and vibrations in the cabin, enhancing the luxurious driving experience this car aims to achieve. The Regera also has added insulation in the cabin to reduce wind noise along with eight-way electronically adjustable seats.
The “Koenigsegg Regera” is powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 which produces 1100hp and 944 lb-ft of torque. It also features 3 electric motors produced by “YASA” with a total capacity of 697hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. The electric motors are powered by a 800 volts liquid-cooled battery pack developed by “Rimac Automobili” making it the first 800 volt production car. “Christian Von Koenigsegg” invented the “Koenigsegg Direct Drive System” (KDD) and was developed exclusively for the Regera by the “Koenigsegg Advanced Engineering Team”. The KDD system effectively eliminates the need for a transmission and allows for pure EV (electric vehicle) mode. The Regera doesn’t have a traditional multi-gear transmission but instead features a single-speed fixed-gear transmission called the “Direct Drive”. The Regera uses Koenigsegg’s traditional “Triplex Suspension” setup along with double wishbones mounted on the front and rear axle.
Back in 2015 when the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder were launched they pioneered the future for hybrid supercars. But now with the Regera, Koenigsegg has taken it a step further and have successfully pioneered the future for hybrid hypercars. However the Regera will also compete in the class of hypercars against the likes of the Bugatti Chiron, Pagani Huayra and the Lamborghini Centenario.