CORRECTION: The original version of this release contained incorrect dates for the Regera appearance at the New York Auto Show. The Regera will be on display from March 23-26.
Koenigsegg Automotive AB, along with their US distribution partner Manhattan Motorcars, is pleased to announce the North American debut of the new Koenigsegg Regera at the New York Auto Show. The Regera will be shown in production specification following its recent global debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1.
The Regera is an automotive revolution unto itself, combining three electric motors and an internal combustion engine to deliver an astonishing 1500 hp directly to the rear wheels – with no gearbox. The Koenigsegg Direct Drive system has replaced the traditional transmission, meaning less weight and minimized transmission losses. It uses power from the electric motors combined with just a single final drive to deliver a seamless driving experience that is a first in the automotive industry.
The world’s first ‘Megacar’ will also be shown in New York – the Koenigsegg One:1. The One:1 is named for its power-to-weight ratio, with 1 Megawatt or 1,360hp to match its 1,360kg curb weight; a world first for a production car. The One:1 set speed records at Suzuka Curcuit and Spa-Francorchamps in 2015, along with an acceleration record from 0-300kmh-0 (186mph), achieved in an astonishing 17.95 seconds. Only 7 examples exist and the display car is the only One:1 that resides in the United States.
Photo: Julia La Palme 2015
The One:1 will appear for the duration of the New York Auto Show.
The Regera will be at the show from March 23-26 only.
The Koenigsegg press conference is at 12:45 on Thursday March 24.