With its Regera plug-in hybrid, Koenigsegg has broken the world record for 0–40–0 kilometres per hour. This comes after the Rimac Nevera broke 23 records in one day, including the record for the 0-400-0kph run, in less than a month.
West of Stockholm, at the Orebro Airport, the record run was held. The Koenigsegg Regera broke the Rimac Nevera’s May record of 29.93 seconds by completing the sprint from 0 to 400 km/h and returned in 28.81 seconds. Additionally, it completed the 0–25–0mph run in 29.60 seconds, breaking the previous record.
Price and engine details for the Koenigsegg Regera
A V8 and three electric motors in the Koenigsegg Regera, which costs $2 million (about Rs 16.4 crore), produce a combined 1,500 horsepower when running on premium E85 fuel. The vehicle also has a Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD), which the manufacturer claims can save energy losses by as much as 50% in comparison to conventional transmissions and CVTs.
The Jesko, which is propelled by a substantially modified version of Koenigsegg’s own V8 petrol engine with a forged crankshaft and twin turbochargers to reduce lag, has not yet undergone testing. With 1,600 horsepower and 2,177 Nm of torque, the Koenigsegg itself might potentially break this record once more.