The Koenigsegg Regera “megacar” has been officially introduced by the Swedish marque during the 85th edition of the Geneva Motor Show. It’s powered by a V8 5.0-liter engine which works together with three electric motors to provide a combined output of more than 1,500 HP. Interestingly, it doesn’t have a conventional transmission as the engineers were able to create a direct drive to the rear wheels thanks to the implementation of the Koenigsegg Direct Drive system. They say that drivetrain losses have been reduced by 50% when travelling on the highway compared to a regular gearbox or a continuously variable transmission.
Two of the electric motors are positioned on each of the rear wheels while the third one is on the crankshaft. These electric motors work together with a 620-volt 9.27 kWh battery and the entire KDD system adds 194 lbs of weight to the car’s overall weight which stands at 3,131 lbs.
The Koenigsegg Regera will run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 2.8 seconds and will need just 20 seconds to get from 0 to 250 mph (400 km/h). Only 80 units will be made at a yet undisclosed price tag but you can imagine it’s going to be one of the most expensive cars ever.