Watch a Koenigsegg Regera break the previous "0 to 400 km/h to 0" record set by the Agera RS, completing the feat in just 31.49 seconds!
Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has broken its own record of the quickest car from 0 to 400 Km/h and back to 0. The record was previously set by the blindingly fast Koenigsegg Agera RS in 2017, and now has been broken by the Koenigsegg Regera.
Koenigsegg Regera is a very special hypercar. Firstly, it is a limited production car. Only 80 models will ever be produced, all of which have been sold. Secondly, it is a plug-in hybrid. It is powered by a combination of a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors. One electric motor is mated to the crankshaft, and the other two to each rear wheel. Thirdly, the Regera sports a 1-speed automatic transmission. Dubbed the “Koenigsegg Direct Drive” system, the gearbox works in a somewhat similar fashion to a traditional torque-converter. The electric motors help fill the power gap when the engine is at lower rpm, and disengage at higher rpm. The result is a mind-blowing total power output of 1,797 bhp!
"This was a good opportunity to showcase the true capability of the Regera’s one-of-a-kind Direct Drive transmission," Founder and CEO Christian Von Koenigsegg said in a press release. "As the Regera only has one gear, we had to make use of it from standstill to the record top speed of 403 km/h (or 250 mph) limited by rpm."
According to the company, the car used for the record breaking run was a stock vehicle, save for the addition of a roll-cage and four-point harness, both installed for the driver’s safety. Factory driver Sonny Persson was manning the wheel during the run. The car took 22.87 seconds to reach 400 Km/h from a standstill, and a mere 8.62 seconds to come to a halt. The entire 0-400-0 Km/h run took just 31.49 seconds and 1.27 miles to complete. Truly a remarkable feat of engineering!