The Dutch AutoTopNL had the chance to take place aboard the Koenigsegg Regera, a Hypercar equipped with an unprecedented technology called Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) which contributes to its extraordinary acceleration.

The Koenigsegg Regera unveiled by the Swedish manufacturer at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show is an exclusive car in more ways than one. It is first of all powered by a hybrid group made up of a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 unit and three electric motors, developing a total of around 1,500 hp and 2,000 Nm. This power is then transmitted to the vehicle's wheels via the KDD "house" transmission which replaces the traditional gearbox.

This transmission works in a simple way. The Regera uses the constant torque of its electric group to crank, two of its electric motors each driving a rear wheel before the V8 kicks in from 50 km / h. The thermal block is then connected to the rear wheels of the vehicle via a hydraulic coupler, and drives it up to its maximum speed. In addition to a gain in terms of efficiency, this solution has another advantage: the weight saved by dispensing with the gearbox (which weighs for example more than 80 kg on the Agera RS model from the same manufacturer) compensates for that of the the Regera which is just under the 90 kg mark.

The Koenigsegg Regera, which has a total weight of 1,420 kg, thus offers an exceptional weight / power ratio which also contributes to its first-class performance, with a 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and a 0 to 400 km / h swallowed in just 23 seconds (the Regera has held the world record for 0 to 400 km / h with full stop since September 2019, with a time of 31.49 seconds).

Performance that you can now preview in an on-board camera thanks to AutoTopNL, via the video that follows.

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