I love this more than the 918, La Ferrari or P1. No “transmission” and not a “hybrid” either. 1,500HP.
All the fast. The Regera can get to its top speed of 249 MPH in less than 20 seconds. To compare, it takes a Porsche 918, another hybrid supercar, 23 seconds to reach 186 MPH. It goes from 93 MPH to 155 MPH in 3.2 seconds. Acceleration from 0 to 60 is the easy sort of acceleration (it does it in 2.8 seconds, which is fast), as you go faster, aero resistance makes acceleration harder.
At speeds less than 30 MPH, the Regera will run on electric power alone. At speeds above 30 MPH, the internal combustion engine comes into play thanks to a hydraulic coupling that acts like a clutch, but only slips a tiny bit. Most of the time it is locked. This sounds similar in concept to a torque converter.
When you keep accelerating, the engine is locked into the geared rear-end and works with the electric power to accelerate to the Regera’s 8,250 RPM redline, at which point it’s doing 249 MPH.