Koenigsegg will launch an “affordable” hybrid supercar with a shaftless engine

Koenigsegg will launch an “affordable” hybrid supercar with a shaftless engine

February 1, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

A new partner, the NEVS consortium, will help develop the company’s model.

The first model, Koenigsegg, built in collaboration with the Saab-owned consortium NEVS, will be a hybrid supercar. It will differ from the current cars of the brand with a circulation of several hundred copies and a price of one million euros.

In an interview with Top Gear, the head of Koenigsegg, Christian von Koenigsegg, said that it was not a question of the successor of the record Agera RS or one of the versions of the super hybrid Regera. The new supercar will be more affordable and massive, which will allow the company to expand its product line and increase sales. NEVS, which has a wide distribution network in China, will help her in this.

The new model will be the first Koenigsegg, equipped with a freevalve Freevalve internal combustion engine. It will be combined with one or two electric motors, a compact and lightweight battery, and probably also a Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission. It allows you to abandon the traditional gearbox, and the engine torque to transfer to the rear axle through a hydraulic clutch with a variable degree of slip and main gear with a constant gear ratio of 2.73: 1.

The signing of a strategic partnership agreement between Koenigesegg and NEVS became known in late January. The consortium invests in the manufacturer of hypercars 150 million euros, receiving in return 20 percent of the shares and access to technology.