Koenigsegg Regera – Video
The Koenigsegg Regera is a limited production, plug-in hybrid sports car manufactured by Swedish high-performance sports carmaker Koenigsegg. It was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The name Regera is a Swedish verb, meaning “to reign” or “to rule.” Only 80 units will be built, of which 40 have already been sold as of March 2016, each costing approximately US$1.9 million. The Regera was created and designed to be a more practical, luxurious, hypercar alternative to the rest of Koenigsegg’s lightweight hypercar lineup, including the Agera RS and the One:1. Koenigsegg states that the Regera will be the most powerful and fastest accelerating production car ever. The production of the Regera will result in Koenigsegg, for the first time ever, simultaneously having two models in production.
The Regera produces a reported total of 1,825 PS (1,342 kW; 1,800 hp) through a hybrid powertrain. As in general, the Regera’s internal combustion engine (ICE) produces its greatest power only at high RPMs; however, due to the fixed gear, this corresponds to very high speeds. Power at low speeds is filled in by the electric motors, giving a maximum combined mechanical output of 1,500 PS (1,100 kW; 1,500 hp) and 2,000 N·m (1,475 lb·ft) of torque. The ICE is a mid-rear mounted, in-house developed, twin-turbocharged V8 engine with a 5.0-litre capacity. It produces 820 kW (1,115 PS; 1,100 hp) at 7,800 rpm and 1,280 N·m (944 lb·ft) at 4,100 rpm. It works in conjunction with three YASA electric motors with a total capacity of 520 kW (710 PS; 700 hp) and 900 N·m (664 lb·ft) of torque. One 215 hp (160 kW; 218 PS) electric motor-generator on the crankshaft acts as starter and generator and supplies torque fill; and two 241 hp (180 kW) wheel-shaft mounted electric motors drive each rear wheel and provide torque vectoring. The electric motors are powered by a 4.5-kWh, 800-volt, 75-kg liquid cooled battery pack developed by Rimac Automobili, making it the first 800-volt production car. Koenigsegg claims that the battery pack is the most power-dense battery pack ever created for a production car.