Koenigsegg has released footage of their new world record. Deep in the forests of Sweden at Råda airfield, Koenigsegg Regera driven by factory driver Sonny Persson completed the run in 31.49 seconds, on Sep 23th, 2019.
“This was a good opportunity to showcase the true capability of the Regera’s one-of-a-kind Direct Drive transmission. As the Regera only has one gear we had to make use of it from standstill to the record top speed of 403 km/h (or 250 mph) limited by rpm. The car reaches its top speed like there is no tomorrow, but then there are no more gears. This actually suits the philosophy behind the Regera, which is ‘whoever gets to 400 km/h first wins’. commented CEO and Founder Christian von Koenigsegg. “Priority has been given to acceleration and drivability between 0-400 km/h – no more, no less. At any given time, the Regera can and will accelerate harder in that speed range than any other production car known to us.”
Regera is Swedish for “to reign,” and and you can see clearly why in the video below.
As a recap, the Regera features a 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors and cutting-edge battery power in a patent-pending powertrain technology called Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) giving it a total system output of 1479bhp and over 2000 Nm of torque.
Christian von Koenigsegg continues:
“What is really impressive is how incredible the Regera brakes – 8.62 seconds from 400 km/h to 0 km/h is just unheard of. It is a testament to the Regera’s balance, suspension, aerodynamics and of course its in-house design and built Koenigsegg brake callipers. The proven numbers now show the greatness of the Regera. Having said that, we know we can improve these already impressive numbers on a track with better conditions.”
Image Courtesy of Koenigsegg