Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 in March, the Koenigsegg Regera is a hypercar unlike any other on the market. From its bold design to its incredibly advanced powertrain, it is quite amazing to think that in just over 12 months, it will be on the streets.
One of the most interesting elements of the Regera is its rear wing and thanks to the latest episode of Inside Koenigsegg, we get an in-depth explanation at its design and how it functions. The rear wing is adjustable and electronically controlled like many others on the market. As the clip shows however, it operates in a very sophisticated and unique way to optimise its performance.
If you didn’t know, Koenigsegg’s bespoke dry-sump twin turbo, DOHC 5.0 litre V8 provides the bulk of the power for the Regera where it delivers 1100 hp. It is coupled to three YASA developed electric motors, one for each rear wheel (260 Nm’s each) and one at the crankshaft (300 Nm’s) providing torque vectoring, regenerative breaking and torque fill. The motor also fulfils the starter motor function.
Incredibly, the Regera features the Koenigsegg Direct Drive Transmission or KDD for short. The KDD system replaces the combustion engine’s traditional transmission, reducing drivetrain losses and providing seamless power to the rear wheels.