Swedish Sportscar makers Koenigsegg smashed a World Record at the Rada military airfield. The Koenigsegg Regera busted through the field like a knife through butter to set a 0 – 400 km/h – 0 record in 31.49 seconds. The record was 1.8 seconds faster than Koenigsegg’s previously unbeaten record, set by the Agera RS in 2017.
The Speedster utilized was the Koenigsegg Regera with its twin-turbo V8 combustion engine and three electric motors. Together with the able battery power and the brand’s patented technology called Koenigsegg Direct Drive, the Regera without a traditional gearbox surged through the airfield like a rocket. The supercar is lighter, more efficient and more fun to drive than more normal hybrid supercars, according to the driver who broke the rrcord, Sonny Persson.
.Brand CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg said, ““This was a good opportunity to showcase the true capability of the Regera’s one-of-a-kind Direct Drive transmission. 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. The car reaches its top speed like there is no tomorrow, but then there are no more gears. This actually suits the philosophy behind the Regera, which is ‘whoever gets to 400 km/h first wins. Priority has been given to acceleration and drivability between 0-400 km/h – no more, no less. At any given time, the Regera can and will accelerate harder in that speed range than any other production car known to us.”
“What is really impressive is how incredible the Regera brakes – 8.62 seconds from 400 km/h to 0 km/h is just unheard of. It is a testament to the Regera’s balance, suspension, aerodynamics and of course its in-house design and built Koenigsegg brake callipers. The proven numbers now show the greatness of the Regera,” he added.
Almost two years ago Koenigsegg set a new 0-400-0 km/h record using a production Agera RS in Nevada, U.S.A. The record was a fantastic 33.29 seconds. But, this time the Regera did it in its fully homologated production car with luxurious fittings and seats still intact. The only modifications were a roll cage and a four-point harness for driver safety.
For the record run, the condition was better than good. The 2000 m long track was a shutdown military airfield at 70 m elevation. A,though track surface wasn’t up to par with unsightly bumps, the Regera still managed to adjust to low grip level, get around bumps and general road unevenness. Despite challenging track conditions, the Regera only took 22.87 seconds to accelerate to 400 km/h over 1613.2 m. Deceleration to a controlled stop took just 8.62 seconds over distance of 435.26 m. The total distance used for 0-400-0 km/h was 2048.46 m. In better conditions a total length of under an unbelievable 2000 m should be fully achievable with the Regera.
Performance data for the run was captured using an AiM EVO5 data logger and AiM GPS08 alongside a Racelogic VBOX 3i.