Watch the First Driving Footage in the Koenigsegg Regera

Today, Koenigsegg uploaded the very first driving footage in the brand new Koenigsegg Regera.

In the video, a Koenigsegg’s employee is behind the wheel sharing his first impressions of the hybrid mega car, while Christian von Koenigsegg himself is in the passenger seat.

The Koenigsegg Regera was presented for the first time during the Geneva Motor Show last year. It boasts three electric motors generating 700 hp and 900 NM of torque, in addition to the 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing 1100 hp and 1250 NM of torque. As a total, the Koenigsegg Regera has over 1500 hp (1.11 MW) and over 2000 NM of torque to push their 1628 kg of curb weight.

The Koenigsegg Regera also features, or rather, it does not feature a conventional gearbox. Instead, the Swedish hybrid mega car uses the Koenigsegg Direct Drive Transmission –  invented by Christian von Koenigsegg and developed for the Regera by the Koenigsegg Advanced Engineering team – that manages to create direct drive to rear axle from the combustion engine without the need for multitude gears or other traditional types of variable transmissions, with inherently high energy losses.

POSTED ON Jan 12, 2016
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