It only took 3000 changes to get it right

Koenigsegg has used the Geneva Motor Show to introduce the production version of the Regera.

Previewed by the Regera concept, the production model has a familiar design but has undergone an "intense period of development, testing and homologation" which has resulted in more than 3,000 changes to the original model.

Koenigsegg only released a handful of pictures but said the production model will have power seats, a wireless smartphone charger, and an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Power is provided by a biturbo 5.0-liter V8 engine that is backed up by three electric motors and a unique Direct Drive system that eliminates the need for a traditional gearbox.  Koenigsegg was coy on specifics but said the system uses a "clutch-slip mechanism that uses the hydraulic coupling to convert torque at medium/high speeds during fast acceleration. This allows the combustion engine to gain revs and power, thereby giving the sensation of a traditional downshift with the associated aural enjoyment, even without the traditional gearbox."

Thanks to the high-tech powertrain, the Regera produces more than 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque.  This enables the car to rocket from 0-62 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, 0-124 mph in 6.6 seconds, and 0-186 mph in 10.9 seconds.  Given enough room, the model will eventually accelerate from 0-248 mph in about 20 seconds.

Koenigsegg declined to mention pricing information but the company confirmed it has already received several orders for the Regera.

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