Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Koenigsegg finally reveals Regera production-specification model at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Koenigsegg has finally revealed the production version of the Koenigsegg Regera, a year after it debuted as a concept car at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

According to the Swedish carmaker, since the Regera's debut, it has made over 3,000 changes to the car prior to its homologation for worldwide sale, which resulted with the car having a kerb weight of only 1,590kg.

The Koenigsegg Regera is powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine and three electric motors. Together with Koenigsegg's patent-pending Direct Drive transmission system, the Regera puts out over 1,500hp and over 2,000Nm of torque. With those figures, it's no surprise then that the Regera can sprint from zero to 100kph in 2.8 seconds, reach 200kph in just 6.6 seconds, and hit 300kph in a blistering 10.9 seconds. Furthermore, Koenigsegg estimates the Regera can hit 400kph in 20 seconds and accelerate from 150 to 250kph in just 3.9 seconds.

Besides Koenigsegg's innovative Direct Drive transmission, another feature that makes the Regera stand out against its hybrid hypercar competitors is its 800 volt, 4.5kWh battery pack which makes it the world’s first 800V production car.The Koenigsegg Regera's battery pack also boasts the highest cooling capacity of any battery used in today's cars and it is also one of the lightest in use today at just 90kg "whilst providing enough power to help the Regera to accelerate to 300km/h in just 10.9 seconds."

According to Koenigsegg, only 80 units of the Regera will be produced. The production run of the Koenigsegg Regera also marks the first time that the carmaker will have two models being manufactured simultaneously, with the other car being the Koenigsegg Agera.

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