5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, 3 electric motors, and a new ‘Direct Drive’ transmission
Swedish hypercar masters Koenigsegg live to think outside the box – and in this case it’s outside the gearbox!
All the figures for this car are mind boggling; 0-62mph in 2.7sec, 0-250mph in 20sec, 93 – 155mph in 3.2sec. Top speed: God knows! Price: $1.8 million.
But the most innovative thing about this machine has got to be the replacement for the gearbox…
What makes the Regera special though, is that it has a new style of transmission called Koenigsegg Direct Drive. Compared with traditional transmissions and CVTs, it cuts energy losses by up to 50 per cent. We can’t wait to get a proper technical breakdown of how it works, but in layman’s terms the system uses a hydraulic clutch. You pull away using the rear-mounted electric motors, and as speed increases the engine is slowly brought into play with the help of the crank-mounted motor. Clever stuff.
Here’s a detailed vid from the Geneva Motorshow – enjoy!