Wednesday, 3 June 2015

This Is In The,

'can I have one please?' department, 

the car in question the Koenigsegg Regera, so what makes it so special? well it can go from zero to 250 miles per hour in under 20 seconds without a conventional transmission, it has a powerful V8 twin-turbo engine with three electric drivetrain motors: one at each rear wheel and one at the engine’s crankshaft, the electric motor at the crankshaft drives the car from a dead stop to about 20 miles per hour, then, the 1,100-horsepower engine kicks in, now for the neat bit, it powers the rear wheels via a single gear, what Koenigsegg is calling Direct Drive, this reduces the type of power loss seen in transmission drivetrain by more than 50 percent, it also makes the car lighter, more responsive during acceleration, and more fuel-efficient, but at nearly $2 million I do not suppose fuel economy is at the top of your buying criteria, 

OK I will lower my sights a little, to the Aston Martin DBX Concept, 

which has just been given the green light for production, the company had just received $300,000,000 in new funding, which 'will allow us to realize the DBX and other new luxury vehicles that will form the strongest and most diverse portfolio in our history', comments new CEO Andy Parker the production version of the DBX is several years away, industry observers say to look for it in 2019, so a new Koenigsegg Regera next year or wait a few more for the Aston? oh the agony of choice!

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