Following its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show back in March, the insane Koenigsegg Regera recently made an impressive appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The following example is tipped to be the only one the Swedish manufacturer has created and unsurprisingly, it is fully functional and sounds truly sensational even just at idle.
When deliveries of the Koenigsegg Regera commence, it is promising to be the world’s most accelerative production car. Such incredible performance will be provided by an advanced direct drive system. This incorporates a large 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering 1100 hp. It is then 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.
The Regera also 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.