Raw Power from Koenigsegg

Create a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 coupled with three YASA developed electric motors and eliminate the transmission entirely and you end up with an impressive 1500+ hp and 2000+ Nm of torque which means this marvelous machine can go from 0-100Km/h in 2.8 seconds and do a burnout at 160 MPH.

According to Koenigsegg

The three electric motors constitute the most powerful electrical motor set-up in production car history, replacing the gears of a normal transmission. This provides all-important weight savings as well as adding power, torque and torque vectoring capability.

Koenigsegg has developed a clutch-slip mechanism that uses the hydraulic coupling to convert torque at medium/high speeds during fast acceleration. This allows the combustion engine to gain revs and power, thereby giving the sensation of a traditional downshift with the associated aural enjoyment, even without the traditional gearbox.

Shift paddles remain on either side of the steering wheel. The left paddle is used to enhance regenerative braking effect in recharging the battery pack. The right paddle is used to activate the hydraulic coupling’s ‘downshift’ operation.

The hybrid can do 62 in 2.8 seconds, 125 in 6.6, and 186 in 10.9, beating the Bugatti Chiron by 3 seconds and making it the fastest production car made.

Now that’s progress.

This entry was posted in Cars. Bookmark the permalink.