0 – 400 kmph in 20 seconds, one gear, The Koenigsegg Regera.

Yeah you read it right, one gear and top speed achieved. The Swedish Car manufacturer came up with something that the world got on its toes. A super sports and most insane hybrid car on the earth and they call it The Regera. It’s V8 differs slightly from their predecessor Agera engine. As the powertrain already produces a combined 1500hp and with electric propulsion providing instant torque from the Direct Drive system, they did not have to go as extreme on ICE power. Instead, they installed even smaller, faster-spooling turbos on the Regera, further enhancing the car’s drivability and response.

With no gearbox incorporated, practically the car is always in 7th gear from 0 to 190 mph. The core reason behind this the Direct Drive system which has electric motors directly mounted on shaft as well as the CI engine is coupled with a Torque Converter pulled to its maximum. The combination of this Electric motors and V8 together makes it a revolutionary hybrid on the stage today. Koenigsegg has developed a clutch-slip mechanism that uses the hydraulic coupling to convert torque at medium/high speeds during fast acceleration. This allows the combustion engine to gain revs and power, thereby giving the sensation of a traditional downshift with the associated aural enjoyment, even without the traditional gearbox. Shift paddles remain on either side of the steering wheel. The left paddle is used to enhance regenerative braking effect in recharging the battery pack. The right paddle is used to activate the hydraulic coupling’s ‘downshift’ operation.

Costing a whooping $ 1.9 million USD, this piece of automotive masterpiece is worth it. Only 80 such units will be produced.


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