Ok, while Bugatti is working hard to bring its next big thing to the Geneva Motor Show in March, a bit more to the north, in Sweden, Christian von Koenigsegg is working with his own team to create and finish off the Regera. We have seen it a few times before, but this is the first time anyone sees it driving on the roads of Sweden. Christian and his coworker took it for a ride, filmed everything and released the footage on their Youtube channel. Here, we can learn a lot more about how Regera drives than any time before.
First of all, this is a 1.500hp car with a powerful V8 turbocharged engine working with three electric engines to give the supercar some really serious power outputs. As it turns out, Koenigsegg figured out a system which enables the Regera to work without the transmission. Really, this thing does not have a transmission and the car accelerates from 0-250 mph (yes, you’ve read that right) rpm by rpm. From zero to 30 mph, electric engines get the Regera up to speed and then the engine kicks in with all its power and starts accelerating the car from 1000 rpms all the way to the red line. There is no transmission, no changing gears and when the torque is low, powerful and torquey electric motors push the things a bit.
We already know that the results are astonishing. This thing gets 62 mph in 2,8 seconds and it is probably able to shatter any Bugatti Veyron to pieces. We guess it will do some damage to the Chiron as well.