Koenigsegg Automotive AB unveils the Koenigsegg Regera in the production specification at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. Earlier, Koenigsegg Regera was introduced in its concept version form at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show and it is hard to believe that company has received numerous orders were during the show. It took around 12 months since Geneva 2015 has seen the Regera evolve from a promising concept into an astounding reality, with the car put through an intense period of development, testing and homologation for worldwide sale.
These 12 months of development period were so extensive that the company made over 3,000 changes in the concept vehicle. And the weight savings achieved resulted in a curb weight – complete with all water, oils and fuel – of just 1590 kgs and the dry weight is 1470kgs. The patent-pending Koenigsegg Direct Drive system was the biggest challenge in the Regera development process, but it has also provided the biggest rewards. This is brand new technology that eliminates the weight, complexity and mechanical losses that come with a traditional gearbox. The end result is seamless, effortless driving that features blistering acceleration unlike any other car.
Koenigsegg has developed a clutch-slip mechanism that uses the hydraulic coupling to convert torque at medium/high speeds during fast acceleration. Shift paddles remain on either side of the steering wheel. The left paddle is used to enhance the regenerative braking effect in recharging the battery pack. The right paddle is used to activate the hydraulic coupling's 'downshift' operation.
The heart of Koenigsegg Regera follows the path of its siblings powered by a 5.0-litre twin turbo V8 unit that is capable of delivering an impressive 1500+ HP output and 2000+ Nm of torque, thanks to the Koenigsegg Direct Drive system used to put this power to the ground. The battery pack used in the production Regera uses Formula1 grade, making the Regera the world's first 800V production car. The Regera can bolt from 0 - 100 kmph in mere 2.8 seconds, 0-200 in just 6.6 seconds and 0-300 in a blistering 10.9 seconds, while this beast can touch a 400 kmph marking in just 20 seconds.
Just 20 seconds!
Moreover, Auto Motor and Sport was the first, and the only magazine so far, to test drive the Regera prototype. This is what they had to say: "Power has never, and I say never, been this brutal, efficient and easy to use. This is a game changer of biblical proportions....... THE KING!"
Koenigsegg does not buy components that all other manufacturers buy in such as, wheels, brake calipers, engine and transmission management systems are all designed, engineered and build in-house. Similarly, the entire mechanical drivetrain from combustion engine to DirectDrive unit, is all created by Koenigsegg. The benefit of working this way is that critical systems get seamlessly integrated and continuously optimized over time, to levels otherwise unobtainable.