The Swedish hypercar company broke its own 0-249-0 mph (0-400-0 kmh) world record a week ago with the new Regera completing the run in just 31.49 seconds. That’s nearly two seconds quicker than the record set by an Agera RS in 2017.
“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.”
The transmission of its twin-turbo V-8 is supported by three electric motors, one at the crankshaft, and one at each rear wheel, connected by specially developed torque converter.