Koenigsegg Regera hits 250mph without any gearbox

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Christian von Koenigsegg is one of the most creative and inventive automaker chiefs. Eight months back he came up with an idea for the first hybrid supercar Regera but he refuses to call it a hybrid. After one year of the premiere in the Geneva, the Swedish automaker released first onboard driving footage of the Koenigsegg Regera. Previously Koenigsegg stated that he dislikes electric power and hybrid power trains. The idea was to use internal combustion power and electric that is different from its competitors.

The Koenigsegg Regera uses V8 5.0 litre with three electric motors. It is powered by 9kwh, water cooled battery pack and 620 volt that Koenigsegg says is the most power dense battery pack created for the production car. It generates 1,500 HP and 1,475 lb feet of torque. These power figures are unprecedented alone in the industry but the lack of actual gearbox makes Koenigsegg Regera more unique. The features that makes the Koenigsegg Regera more special is the lack of gearbox. Often electric cars have limited top speed; the hybrid powertrain of Koenigsegg Regera allows reaching a speed exceeding 250 mph.

The electric motor on the crankshaft makes 215 HP and the electric motors on the rear wheel make 241 HP. It also allows for torque vectoring between the rear wheels. The power distribution and the batteries were developed in the conjunction with Rimac who is the makers of Croatia’s only. This system works via a locking hydraulic couple between the propshaft and crankshaft. With a fixed final ratio the vehicle can move forward 50 percent more efficiently than the traditional transmission car. The driving video of the Koenigsegg Regera looks absolutely stunning.

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