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1,500 HP Koenigsegg Regera. Burnout. No Gearbox.

With the Regera having enjoyed its customer debut during last month's Koenigsegg owners' meeting (the first in the history of the company), the time has come for the monster hybrid to prove its badassery.
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For now, a hefty burnout will do the job, as shown by the team over in Angelholm, who recently put the 1,500 gas-electric horses of the Regera to tire-burning work on the company's test track.

And yes, this once agains shows that, at least when it comes to pulling ginormous 11s, having no gearbox is an asset. We'll remind you the Regera's twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 sends its power to three electric motors. While the first is used as a generator, recharging the hypercar's 9.27 kWh lithium polymer battery pack, the other two, which help the vee-eight bring the output to 1,500 hp and 1,475 lb-ft (2,000 Nm) deliver the powaaah to the rear axle - one motor per each wheel. Also, at speeds below 30 mph (48 km/h), a hydraulic coupling disconnects the V8, as well as the generator.

This basically means the driver can floor it without having to worry about the optimal ratio for slaying rubber or the necessity to shift gears while smoking his tires.

While the setup in the Regera is considerably more complex than the one-speed setup on the Tesla Model S, we got the chance to sample what a transmissionless burnout means and things got incredibly nasty. No, really, the rear tires were destroyed.

If you're reading this from the seat of your helicopter and are considering adorning your garage with one of these hybrids, you'd better talk to Koenigsegg soon, as the company is only building 80 units of the Regera. Bonus points if you drift it like the owner of this 1,400 hp Agera did - yes, we do expect the no-tranny setup to increase the sideways potential of the velocity behemoth.



 
 
 
 
 

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