Year in Review: 2015 Auto Show Highlights

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Koenigsegg Regera — Geneva
Koenigsegg’s newest megacar, the Regera adds more luxury to the usual Koenigsegg formula of extremely lightweight cars that are more like race cars for the street. The Regera is a 2-seat mid-engine coupe made from carbon fiber and Kevlar, with a removable hardtop that can be stored in the front compartment. Only 80 hand-built examples will be produced, powered by an 1100-horsepower 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 combined with a Direct Drive electric propulsion system featuring three electric motors for a total output of more than 1500 horsepower. The Koenigsegg Direct Drive Transmission replaces a traditional transmission and adds a pure electric mode, while creating direct drive to the rear axle from the internal combustion engine. The electric drive system uses three electric motors, with one motor for each rear wheel providing direct drive to that wheel and the third motor on the crankshaft. Koenigsegg claims that the Regera will accelerate from 150 kph (93 mph) to 250 kph (155 mph) in 3.2 seconds and will accelerate from zero to 400 kph (249 mph) in less than 20 seconds.

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