The Regera electric supercar unveiled last week at the Geneva Motor Show gets its record-breaking acceleration from a gearless electric motor that promises to ‘give automotive engineering new direction’, a firm has said.
The powerful supercar, capable of reaching 100km/h in less than three seconds, is fitted with three innovative electric motors made by Oxford-based YASA Motors.
“YASA´s motors are extremely power dense, making them the key-ingredient for the direct drive system,” says Christian van Koenigsegg, CEO of Koenigsegg, the Swedish manufacturer of high-performance cars behind the Regera vehicle.
“The torque capability of the YASA motors combined with our world-leading engineering expertise has given the Regera an acceleration capability that is second to none”.
Two YASA 750 motors are delivering 1600Nm/360kW on the rear axle for traction, aided by a single engine speed YASA 400 Motor Generator Unit delivering 350Nm/160kW of electrical power.
YASA Motors says the key appeal of its motors is their light weight and small size, achieved partly by eliminating the gearbox.
“This is another great example of how YASA motors enable stronger hybrid capability in space and weight constrained powertrains,” said YASA Motors CEO, Chris Harris.
“We see this vital end user benefit not just in passenger and performance vehicles but also in industrial and commercial vehicles.”
The Regera, Swedish for 'to Reign', is designed for the racing circuit but as a luxury road car as well.
Koenigsegg said the car will be equipped with Koenigsegg’ #9 infotainment system with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, and a front, inner and rear camera system with recording capability. The car will use Apple’s CarPlay standard to allow iOS devices to interact with the car’s in-built displays.
Only 80 vehicles will be manufactured.