Koenigsegg build Regera to reign over all others

by • March 30, 2015 • NewsComments (0)2229

The Regera was created as a luxury Megacar alternative to Koenigsegg’s traditional extreme lightweight road cars. Regera is Swedish for “to Reign” however it shares an obvious link to the conventionally powered Agera, but with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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The Regera will be handcrafted in only 80 examples. The number 80 also symbolizes the principle of domination, control and achievement in Pythagorean Numerology. With the introduction of the Regera, Koenigsegg will, for the first time ever, have two parallel models in production.

At its heart sits the same 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 as the Agera, but with smaller turbos that spool up faster to produce 1,100 horsepower and coupled to a suite of electric motors kicking in another 700 hp. When they are both working together in tandem, the system will produce more than 1,500 horsepower

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The Direct Drive transmission of the Regera is able to deliver one of the smoothest and most soothing driving experiences. The system incorporates three electric motors, one at each rear wheel and another at the internal combustion engine’s crankshaft. This gives the Regera torque vectoring and regenerative braking capabilities.

Because it’s a petrol-electric hybrid, you can travel up to around 18 miles on pure electric power alone. The vehicle can also be plugged in to charge the 9-kWh, 620-volt battery, and the car will even switch to “Battery Drain Mode” when heading to a charge port to drain the battery for charging and reduce dependency on the internal combustion engine. All that comes at a minimal weight penalty as Koenigsegg claims that the system makes it less than 200 pounds heavier than a conventionally powered Agera.

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Koenigsegg developed a completely new rear sub frame and rear structure that allows the engine and transmission to rest on active soft mounts. When driving in normal conditions the mounts stay soft and isolate engine noise and vibrations. When driving in a spirited fashion, the mounts firm up to solidify the car and give greater response.

The Regera is the first car in the world that operates all body closures completely automatically, turning the Regera into a transformer. If you do want one of the 80 examples the Regera’s base price is $1,890,000.

Powertrain stats
1100 Hp of combustion engine power on 91 octane DIN or 95 octane RON
1250 Nm of combustion engine torque
700 Hp of electric propulsion
900 Nm of electric torque
9 kWh 620 Volt, flooded liquid cooled battery pack
Combined numbers
Over 1500 BHp or 1.11 MW
Over 2000 Nm of torque
1420 kg Dry weight
1628 kg Curb weight (including all liquids and full fuel tank)

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