Koenigsegg madness continues

Geneva / Switzerland, March 4, 2015

The Swedish sports car maker Koenigsegg has unveiled in Geneva its first hybrid sports. A 5.0 - liter twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors make the Regera ( Swedish for rule ) to the most powerful production car in the world. Christian von Koenigsegg sees no Regera traditional hybrid, rather a luxurious alternative to its racetrack-oriented Agera super sports car. The petrol engine delivers 1,100 hp, the electric motors ( one for each rear wheel, one directly on the crankshaft ) are well together for 700 horsepower. The system performance is Koenigsegg with almost 1,800 hp and 2,000 Nm. The rear-wheel drive Regera should accelerate in twelve seconds to 300 km / h in less than 20 seconds to 400 km / h. The sprint from zero to 100 km / h takes 2.7 seconds, the 150 to 250 km / h is to be completed in 3.2 seconds mistaken. The top speed is 410 km / h, all-electric car travels up to 50 miles.

Batteries and a lot of downforce

The Regera acting front rounder than the Agera, on the (heavily modified ) chassis it is based. Straight forward, there were significant changes, including the batteries had to stay somewhere. There is a large air scoop on its removable roof. From the rear diffuser protrudes a developed Akrapovic exhaust. Above is the charging device. The enormous extendable rear spoiler of the 1,628-pound Regera to provide 250 km / h for 450 kg of downforce. The hybrid Mega athlete sitting on 19-and 20-inch wheels, behind which lurk ventilated ceramic brakes. A highly-bred ESP, traction control and active aero and suspension solutions are designed to make Regera easy to drive. According to Koenigsegg manager Andreas Petre is the Regera " as a very fast Tesla with a beautiful sound. "

Innovative gearbox solution

One of the many highlights of the Swedish super-hybrid is the so-called Koenigsegg Direct Drive ( KDD ). Instead of a conventional transmission is the Regera to a small electric motor to the crankshaft (serving also as a starter motor) and a hydraulic clutch. With clutch disengaged, the start is purely electrically vonstatten. Until the gasoline engine at about 50 km / h goes to the clutch and the small electric motor closes (which by the way makes 160 kW ) helps in the lower speed range. The two electric motors on the rear axle deliver their power anyway directly to the wheels. The disadvantages of a CVT automatic transmission or the weight of a normal fall away. The energy losses of a traditional transmission can be reduced by over 50 percent, according to Koenigsegg.

80 pieces for two million euros

Koenigsegg will build 80 copies of his Regera. The price is around two million euros. In addition to the hybrid athletes show the Swedes in Geneva and the Agera RS. The latest evolution of the Agera is more designed for the race track and gets optimized body parts, active aerodynamics elements and a power increase to 1,160 hp and 1,280 Nm. (sw)