It only took 3000 changes to get it right
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.