It’s over 4 years because it was revealed, however clients of the Koenigsegg Regera will expertise the automobile in November Koenigsegg boss Christian von Koenigsegg has confirmed that clients awaiting the Regera might be supplied an expertise in a improvement automobile in coming months, forward of the automobile being formally bought. The Regera was first revealed on the Geneva motor present in 2014, and is predicted to be bought to clients subsequent 12 months – 5 years after the automobile’s preliminary announcement. Presently, the model is crash testing prototypes, and Koenigsegg that the ultimate automobile might be prepared for take a look at drives “soon-ish.” These new developments have been introduced throughout a fan Q&A session on the model’s social media. For the reason that automobile appeared on the Geneva motor present most just lately in March, Koenigsegg has labored on bettering the 9.3kWh battery pack of the automobile’s hybrid system. A energy output of 660bhp is claimed for the electrical system alone, which mixes two motors on the rear and one on the crankshaft. Koenigsegg describes the system because the world’s first fully-flooded battery pack, wherein the coolant reaches all areas by the battery pack, somewhat than particular factors, for simpler cooling than conventional techniques. Regardless of the automobile’s preliminary creation on the Geneva present in 2014, a “near-running” prototype was displayed at this 12 months’s Geneva present, with the automobile nearing completion forward of buyer deliveries. The automobile’s lack of transmission suggests the tip of handbook gearboxes from Koenigsegg, however the firm boss clarified that on different fashions, clients might equip a handbook transmission in that case desired. He refused this feature for the Agera RS, although, given the re-engineering work required to suit one to the automobile. Design of the Regera was a collaboration between Koenigsegg and his brother-in-law – a automobile designer – with Koenigsegg tweaking concepts that the designer confirmed him. “Who got here up with what’s a bit of troublesome to say in the long run,” mentioned Koenigsegg. 80 items of the hybrid hypercar might be made, and have been introduced on the automobile’s unveiling to value $1.89 million (round £1.23m on the time) pre-tax. It’s described as extra snug and opulent than the Agera, the substitute of which is because of be revealed on the Geneva motor present subsequent 12 months, and can sit alongside the upcoming mannequin because the model’s second mannequin line. Regardless of the spreading of the model into two markets, Koenigsegg insisted that the corporate wouldn’t unfold to the supercar phase to compete with Porsche and Ferrari, given the saturation of the phase. “The massive gamers have been at that recreation for alongside time now. They’ve perfected that recreation,” mentioned Koenigsegg. If Koenigsegg have been to provide a automobile for this market, it will be too costly to be aggressive to curiosity the market, he mentioned. “It might be enjoyable to throw a number of extra hornets within the nest however proper now now we have different priorities.” Nodding on the model’s earlier intention to rescue Swedish model Saab earlier than it went out of enterprise, Koenigsegg additionally clarified that the corporate is just too small to provide mass-market fashions utilizing its camless expertise, and as a substitute would pursue offering the expertise to mass-market producers.
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