Koenigsegg is a small Swedish manufacturer known for their Supercars and its advanced technology. A few years ago became the first brand to mount carbon fiber wheels in their vehicles. A work of art from the point of view of engineering that reduced the weight of this element without losing properties as stiffness. Although now follow the development of this technology.
The own Christian von Koenigsegg is responsible for explaining the functionality of your tires through this video. Admits that when they developed them for the Agera not worried in their appearance and just focused on that they were the most effective possible. Now with the Koenigsegg Regera thing changes and the Swedish brand has shown a new design that is more attractive and yet not lose properties.
According to von Koenigsegg, the forms of this would not have been possible in other materialcarbon fiber rim. Only this material could withstand the design, in others the structure would be too heavy or too weak. The advantage of the hollow carbon fibre is that offers greater freedom for its lightness and resistance. In fact it has the same properties than its predecessors that we saw in the Koenigsegg Agera.
They will be needed for a vehicle like the Koenigsegg Regera, which develops 1500 HP and almost 2,000 Nm of torque. Get it thanks to a hybrid that connects an engine V8 biturbo 5.0 litres with other three electric motors. Is hoped that their benefits be scandal, making the 0 – 100 kph in 2.8 seconds, 0 – 200 km/h in 6.6 seconds and reaching a top speed of over 400 km/h. All without gearbox, which has been replaced by Direct Drive System.
Source – Drive