Koenigsegg has come up with a way to get faster Tesla RoadsterSeptember 4, 2018
Koenigsegg will develop a power plant with a “special arrangement”
The company Koenigsegg will improve its power units, in order to outperform the Tesla Roadster in the future. According to Christian von Koenigserg, the declared dynamic characteristics of the electric car, it is about accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 1.9 seconds, can not not disturb him, but the engineering team has already found a solution how to make Koenigsegg faster.
According to the publication of Top Gear, it is proposed to use a powerplant with a “special arrangement”, which will include the transmission Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD), a hybrid component of the Regera (electric motors and batteries) and a Freevalve engine without a camshaft and throttle.
According to the calculations of engineers, if you sacrifice a five per cent increase in fuel consumption, then the power of the five-liter Biturbo eight can now be increased by 608 horsepower – up to 1968 hp. Taking into account the electric motor, the total output of the hybrid system can be more than 2000 horsepower. According to von Koenigserg, this will be enough to allow the hypercar to accelerate to 400 kilometers per hour in 14 seconds. 1500-strong Koenigsegg Regera spends 20 seconds on it exactly.
Earlier it became known that the successor of the fastest hypercar of the planet – Koenigsegg Agera RS – can get the name Ragnarok. The design of the front part of the body of the new model will be performed in the style of the track Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, and the output of the power plant will be raised from 1360 to 1440 horsepower.