The Koenigsegg Regera Is A 1,500 HP Single-Gear Torque Monster

The Koenigsegg Regera is not only one of the most unusual hypercars out there, but also one of the most powerful.

The hybrid powertrain hiding underneath the beautiful carbon bodywork combines a twin-turbo 1,100hp 5.0-liter V8 with three electric motors that make an additional 700hp. Combined, the Regera offers 1,500hp that go to the rear axle alone, which is driven directly by the powertrain.

Koenigsegg calls it Direct Drive and claims that it reduces energy losses by up to 50 percent when compared to a traditional transmission. A liquid-cooled 9.27kWh battery pack provides juice to the electric motors.

As you would expect, performance is breathtaking: 0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 2.8 seconds, 0-124mph (200km/h) in 6.6 and the 0-249mph (400km/h) in under 20 seconds. Despite the heavy battery pack and the three electric motors, the Regera tips the scales at 1,628kg (3,589lbs).

Koenigsegg has already sold out all 80 Regeras planned for production, so if you were in the market for one, better start scouting among the used examples.

Mr. JWW had the chance of driving one of the earliest Regeras up the Goodwood hillclimb, showing us what it feels like to drive such a powerful beast with just one gear.

 

  • ErnieB

    Wow! That sound of this car is pure evil!!!

  • Six_Tymes

    an amazing car. Kudos to Koenigsegg for thinking differently, and engineering drive-trains and design different from the norm.

    • PK

      indeed. bugatti should take notes from koenigsegg!

  • Honda NSX-R

    Mr. JWW makes some quality content

    • David Behmoaras

      bot alert 2

  • walter

    Wow! That sound of this car is pure evil!!!

    • Matt

      Another bot

  • Big Black Duck

    Wow…what a beauty…Bugatti can definitely learn somethinG from K

    • Matt

      Can they? I think the Chiron is a more compelling design than the Regera. The latter has a strange ‘sad’ looking rear and the headlights are pretty supercar-generic.

      • Oliver Moore

        Completely ignoring the real reason this car is loved, good job.

        • Matt

          Completely ignoring the context of my comment (replying to ‘what a beauty’), good job.

          • Oliver Moore

            Just as easily interpreted as technical beauty.

  • AlissaB

    Mr. JWW makes some quality content

    • David Behmoaras

      bot alert

  • fabri99

    That looks mega. Watching other videos of this car though, I’ve found the single gear to be a bit overwhelming. The gearchange is an absolutely satisfying moment in a car, especially noise-wise. Missing it doesn’t sound quite right, the revs keep building and building and it always seems like they’ve reached the red line, but they never do and that’s weird to me. This Regera would definitely take some getting used to. Anyways, hats off to Christian and to the whole Koenigsegg team for always innovating and producing breath-taking, beautifully-engineered machines.

    I think it is pretty clear in this video, at around 240 kph and above it totally sounds like you should change gear and I think it must be really strange when you realise there’s no gear to change. It really bothers me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtXDesz3Z0M

  • PK

    bugatti, we have a problem.

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