Koenigsegg Regera breaks its own world record again

The Swedish Koenigsegg Regera sets a new world record of 0-400-0 kph in just 33.29 seconds, 1.8 seconds less than its previous record!

On 23 September 2019, Swedish sports car Koenigsegg Regera broke the world record by accelerating at 0-400-0 kph in just 31.29 seconds. It completes 0-100 kph in just 2.8 seconds and the 0-400 kph in only 22.87 seconds.  This time it is almost 1.8 seconds faster than its previous world record set a couple of years ago. That time, Koenigsegg Agera S completed 0-400-0 kph in 33.29 seconds. The incredible thing is that the Regera reached its maximum using only a single gear. 

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Koenigsegg Regera is a limited production hybrid grand touring sports car manufactured by the Swedish Automotive company Koenigsegg. A 5-litre, V8 engine powers the Regera and helps to reach its maximum capabilities. The hybrid vehicle gets its power from both the combustion engine and a powerful battery. The engine generates a massive 1100hp and 1250Nm of torque. 

On the other hand, the 4.5 kWh battery is a liquid-cooled Li-ion battery, producing 700 hp of electronic propulsion and 900nm of torque. Hence, you will get more than 1700 hp of power and around 2100 nm of torque, which one will experience when they hit the throttle. The electric power-train is a setup of three massive 800V batteries which works in sync with the combustion engine, giving what the driver wants.

Improvents in the Koenigsegg Regera

The Swedish automotive company has improved a lot of things in a couple of years. Though the setup under the hood is almost the same, but using better/lightweight material, enhancing aerodynamics, suspension, brake calipers, and structures resulted in much better performance and efficiency. The lightweight electronic setup, including the motors for the rear wheels are well synchronized to get maximum output. This sports car uses the open differential technology to manage the torque vectoring, recharge the battery, and generally smooth things out.

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Front View
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Idea, and the problem

His own Tesla Model S inspired the CEO of the Swedish Automotive company, Christian Von Koenigsegg. He was amazed when he felt the experience gear-less driving. He was clear that he must use minimal gears in the Regera, but how to proceed was unclear at that point of time. 

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Top view
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So, what was the solution?

Bringing in the CVT was not a good idea because a lot of heat is emitted, reducing the efficiency. Electric motors do not need gearbox, but the combustion engine requires a fixed ratio to be maintained. Hence, the use of a simple torque converter was able to solve the problem. Therefore whole assembly allowed slipping of the clutch and was managed by 1479 bhp.

The CEO was clear with his goal. He didn’t want a supercar to cross 0-100kph fast. Instead, he wanted his car to maintain that initial power and complete the 0-400 kph in record time. Now the world record is made and we don’t see any automotive company breaking this this in the near future. 

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