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Thursday, March 5, 2015

This marvelous supercar has no transmission and reverse gear

After successfully presenting the first mass-produced Megacar called One:1. Now, Koenigsegg has launched their latest product, also cited as the replacement of Agera series and given a name 'Koenigsegg Regera'. As reported from Inautonews on Wednesday, March 3, 2015, the Swedish supercar immediately took a lot of attention from visitors of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Koenigsegg Regera debuted in the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/1AZCJ4y)
When viewed from the outside, the supercar design is not as fierce as the One:1. However, that does not mean people can underestimate its ability. From the specifications mentioned by Koenigsegg, the Regera supercar carrying the fastest hybrid ever made to date.
Interior and dashboard view of Koenigsegg Regera at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/1AZCJ4y)
An eight-cylinder engine that has a capacity of 5,000 cc and coupled with two turbochargers make this supercar is capable of producing power up to 1,100 hp. Not just stop there, Koenigsegg also installed three electric motors, so that the total power to spur this supercar reaches 1,520 hp. With this extraordinary power, so the supercar can reach speeds of up to 400 kph, only in less than 20 seconds. To store the energy that required by its electric motors, Regera equipped with a battery with a capacity of 9.27kWh, the largest number ever made for an electric car.
Rear side view of Koenigsegg Regera at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/1AZCJ4y)
There is something unique from the Koenigsegg Regera, the supercar has no gearbox like cars in general. There is no automatic transmission, torque converter, or dual clutch moreover CVT. That's because 8 months before Regera launched, Christian Von Koenigsegg as the owner of the Koenigsegg brand comes with a brilliant idea for Regera which only made 80 units worldwide.

The idea is the engine immediately drives the rear axle without aided by the transmission system, so Regera only had one fixed ratio gear coupled hydraulic clutch, three Rimac electric motors and 9.27 kWh battery, and all of which can help Regera achieve any speed required. Koenigsegg named this system as 'Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD)', and KDD weighs was 220 kg lighter than a dual clutch transmission.

Furthermore because no transmission, Regera also has no reverse gear. And what if you have to parked it backwards? By using two electric motors that located on the rear axle, can make it backwards without the need to activate its petrol engine.

Although the supercar is not a track-focused, the use of carbon fiber is preferred. As a result, the Regera has a weight of 1,628 kg, lighter than the Lexus RC-F. If you want to know the Regera top speed, maybe we'll tell you later, because Koenigsegg itself has yet to get the Regera top speed.
Well for those prospective customers who are interested can start ordering the Koenigsegg Regera at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. For the price is quite fantastic. For one unit of the Regera supercar will be sold at priced of US. $1.89 million, or approximately Rp.24,5 billion. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | INAUTONEWS]
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