Since its creation in 1994, the small Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg has devoted itself to the construction of the fastest hypercars in the world and among the most radical. Now the automaker has unveiled its new hypercar called “Koenigsegg Gemera.”
The new Koenigsegg Gemera is the latest revolution in the automotive world and yet another madness of the founder, Chris Von Koenigsegg. Since 2003 he has been working on the idea of combining the driving performance of a hyper sports car with the practical benefits and conveniences of a four-seater. 17 years later, Koenigsegg presents the result: the Gemera! And clearly, it gives more than any other model of the brand.
According to its manufacturer, this insane vehicle is able to comfortably accommodate four large adults plus their luggage. In addition, “it is faster than most two-seater megacars, whether with a combustion engine or electrically.”
The Koenigsegg Gemera has three electric motors – one for each rear wheel and one directly on the crankshaft -, which together generate the power of 1,100 hp. Combined with the three-cylinder petrol engine, this results in a system output of 1700 hp (1.27 megawatts as Koenigsegg writes) and 3500 Nm of maximum torque. TFG stands for “Tiny Friendly Giant” and refers to the three-cylinder petrol engine that draws smooth 600 PS and 600 Nm maximum torque from two liters of displacement.
This allows the hyper-hybrid to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 1.9 seconds and a top speed higher than 400 km/h (about 248 mph). Regarding autonomy, the Gemera is capable of driving 50 km (31 miles) in all-electric mode, thanks to the 800 V 16.6 kWh, liquid-cooled battery, and can reach 1,000 km (621 miles) in total.
For the mechanical part, the Gemera is entirely made of carbon fiber (chassis, bodywork, etc.), which allows it to contain its weight at less than 1,900 kg. It can accommodate, in its 4.98 m length, up to four passengers with their luggage (one cabin suitcase per passenger). The designers did not go so far as to offer four doors, but simply two openings pivoting forwards to free up enough space for passengers to get on board.
Koenigsegg also wants to impress customers with interesting interior gimmicks. These include four cool and heated cup holders, infotainment displays for front and rear, wireless smartphone charging on all seats, Apple CarPlay, WiFi, a three-zone automatic climate control, electric seats, a premium audio system with eleven speakers, and much more.
The sports car manufacturer plans to build only 300 copies of the Gemera.