The competition for records in the world of electric hypercars is in full swing. After the Rimac Fridge would establish 23 records in one day, Koenigsegg decided to take revenge with his model Regera.
The Regera, presented by the Swedish brand in 2016, has managed to surpass several records that were previously held by other prominent hypercars such as the SSC Tuatara and the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron. With the aim of recovering one of the most precious records, the 0-400-0the Scandinavians brought a unit of the Regera to the track.
Supervised by racelogic, the same ones that monitored the records of the Rimac Refrigerator, Koenigsegg accelerated the Regera. The result was impressive: the Regera managed to accelerate from 0 to 400 km/h and stop again in just 28 seconds and 81 hundredths.
The test was reportedly carried out on the runway of the airport in Örebroin Stockholm, which presented a better quality pavement. In addition, they used new Michelin Cup2R brand tires.
Compared to the Rimac Refrigerator, the Regera was almost a second fastersince the electric hypercar had registered a time of 29 seconds and 94 hundredths.
Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of the prestigious brand, said that this record “means a lot to the company, since it covers all aspects related to maximum performance.” In addition, he was proud that the Regera “continues to surprise and dazzle the automotive world after so long.”
The Regera features a hybrid powertrain composed of a 5.0-liter biturbo V8 engine and three electric motors, generating a power of 1,500 hp and a torque of 2,000Nm. The force is so impressive that the vehicle dispenses with a traditional gearbox and uses a hydraulic coupling that performs the function of a clutch.
In other words, when starting, the Regera is powered by two of the three electric motors located in the rear wheels. This is because if all available power were used from the start, the vehicle would not be able to efficiently transfer force to the ground and would skid excessively.
Once the car reaches the 48 km/h, the hydraulic coupling is complete and the real party begins: a sustained acceleration without limits until reaching the 8,250 rpm. Since there is no transmission, it is at this point that the Regera reaches its top speed of 410km/h. The acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in just 2.7 seconds.
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