They've been trying to move away from the "only built for top speed" for a while, + that there is probally a top speed limit due to the electric engines.I just saw someone else post that info; I suspect that much of the world, just as I did, completely missed it!
700 horsepower electric plus even a CC8S engine gets you to 1300-some, if they're adding an Agera engine to this then it's pretty much bonkers.
Koenigsegg is laying it all out there saying it will be the fastest accelerating and most powerful car ever. Although it is interesting they did not say "fastest" but "fastest accelerating".
What I feel now with this "Edited" post from Koenigsegg about the Regera on their Facebook page is the car indeed has 700 HP from electric motors but might be using a completely new engine with about 700-800 HP for a combined output of 1500 HP on the Regera.They definatly changed their mind about the 2nd model rather recently, because as late as in august the plans were to make an entry level car.
Very good point. I'm sure you've all seen the "reaction videos" out there of the 691hp dual-motor Tesla Model S -- the off-the-line acceleration is stunning with the instant, full torque. You could definitely tune an engine to be more "peaky" when coupled to 700hp of electric motor.What will be very interwsting to hear is what the petrol powerplant will be like. with the Regera being a hybrid, Koenigsegg could build a far more extreme powerplant than before seeing as they don't have to worry as much about low end torque/power delivery since the electric engines will take care of that.
I cant believe they have been able to keep the cat in the bag for so long, its insane. But one thing is for sure, I know what every one of those 18+51 members would be doing on the 3rd of March. Its going to be MEGA :3:The excitement is unreal, for sure -- we have 18 members here at the moment (most I ever remember seeing), and 51 guest viewers!
I remember Christian on Inside Koenigsegg I think it was explaining how the Agera or One:1 used Lithium iRon batteries instead of Lithium ion batteries because they weigh 1/3 of the weight of them. I wonder if they'll be using them. Koenigsegg will better competitors in all areas I think, even range Since there batteries are larger as well as the engine. Also I'm expecting the aerodynamics to be much improved to contribute to this also. Agera R has a Cd. 0.33 and 0.37 with the adaptable rear wing which they can greatly improve to increase range and acceleration.Koenigsegg probably has some crazy engineering solution to making the batteries light too..