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Christian von Koenigsegg Drives 1,500 HP Regera Hybrid at Koenigsegg Meet

As faith would have it, this Monday's extreme Nurburgring accident involving the Koenigsegg One:1 took place just one day after the K brand had held an owner's meeting over in Sweden. And while we didn't get to talk about that adventure so far, we're back with what is probably the spiciest part of the adventure.
Christian von Koenigsegg Driving 1,500 HP Regera Hybrid 1 photo
We're talking about Christian von Koenigsegg showing up at the event in the 1,500 Regera. While not the most stable footage in the world, the clip at the bottom of the page shows us the stunning hybrid waking up and driving around in silence. Fret not, internal combustion fans, the final part of the video allows us to get a taste of what happens when the 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 sitting in the middle of the car, which delivers 1,100 hp, is put to work.

As those of you following our Angelholm stories know, the automaker gave us a taste of what it feels like to have 1,500 horses in a car with no transmission back in January.

We'll remind you the V8 feeds no less than three electric motors, with the first being linked to the front of the crankshaft and acting like a generator that charges the 9.27 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, which sits where the transmission tunnel should be. This also plays the role of the starter motor.

The remaining electric motors, which, as mentioned, bring the overall output to 1,500 hp and 1,475 lb-ft (2,000 Nm) of twist supply the rear axle with power, with one unit being used for each wheel. The powertrain is completed by a hydraulic coupling, which, under normal driving conditions, disconnects the V8 and the generator-motor at speeds under 30 mph (48 km/h).

To put things bluntly, the Koenigsegg Regera has more firepower than the Bugatti Veyron, but weighs less, which is why we can't wait for the velocity behemoth to hit the streets.

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