Koenigsegg Regera to Debut at New York Auto Show 2016
The automaker announced the North American debut of the new Koenigsegg Regera at the New York Auto Show. The Regera will be shown in production specification following its recent global debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1.
According to the press statement released by the automakers, The Regera is an automotive revolution unto itself, combining three electric motors and an internal combustion engine to deliver an astonishing 1500 hp directly to the rear wheels – with no gearbox. The Koenigsegg Direct Drive system has replaced the traditional transmission, meaning less weight and minimized transmission losses. It uses power from the electric motors combined with just a single final drive to deliver a seamless driving experience that is a first in the automotive industry.
The world’s first ‘Megacar’ will also be shown in New York – the Koenigsegg One:1. The One:1 is named for its power-to-weight ratio, with 1 Megawatt or 1,360hp to match its 1,360kg curb weight; a world first for a production car. The One:1 set speed records at Suzuka Curcuit and Spa-Francorchamps in 2015, along with an acceleration record from 0-300kmh-0 (186mph), achieved in an astonishing 17.95 seconds. Only 7 examples exist and the display car is the only One:1 that resides in the United States.