The hybrid powertrain results in a whopping combined output of 1700 horsepower or 1.72 MW
In a rather surprising turn of events, a thing called Koenigsegg Gemera was revealed today by the Swedish hypercar company. As we all are well aware, ever since the birth of the company more than 25 years ago, Koenigsegg has been driven to create the ultimate performance car. And they’ve been rather successful at doing just that. However, for Koenigsegg, the Gemera is something completely different: a luxury four-seater hybrid monster of a hypercar. No better way to explain what this car stands for.
“Ultimate performance has belonged to the world of two-seaters with very limited luggage space – until now”, says CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg. “The Gemera is a completely new category of car where extreme megacar meets spacious interior and ultimate environmental consciousness. We call it a Mega-GT.”
This new hybrid grand tourer seats four large adults comfortably and with plenty of space catering to their carry-on luggage. In turn, this means that Koenigsegg’s megacar experience can be shared with family and friends. Despite being a four-seater, the Gemera easily outperforms most two-seat supercars available on the roads today. Still, the focus of the Gemera is taking on long-range public roads – family trips, in comfort, style and safety with never-before-experienced performance.
Outwardly vehicle performance, due to a sophisticated hybrid powertrain
And with the Gemera, the performance aspect comes from a rather interesting hybrid powertrain. The vehicle combines a large displacement Freevalve 3-cylinder engine with three electric motors – one for each rear wheel and one on the crankshaft of the engine – all resulting in a whopping output of 1700 horsepower or 1.72 MW – if wattage and all those pesky electric lingoes soothe your soul. Furthermore, the combined output results in a rather staggering 500 Nm (2580 lb-ft) of torque, allowing the Gemera to sprint from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just 1.9 seconds. In addition to that, the four-seater hybrid monster will accelerate all the way up to 400 km/h in record matching pace.
Yes, and Koenigsegg calls the 2-liter 3-cylinder dry-sumped twin-turbo Freevalve engine a Tiny Friendly Giant (or TFG for short). We kid you not!
The TFG is a progressive outlook on the powertrains of tomorrow. The TFG offers a lighter, more efficient cradle-to-grave solution compared to any combustion engine before it.
The Gemera, if plugged in and filled with second-generation (Gen 2.0) ethanol or CO2-neutral methanol like Vulcanol or any mix thereof, becomes at least as CO2-neutral as a pure electric car running on a “good” electric source. Before these second-generation renewable fuel sources are more accessible, the Gemera can also be driven on E85 and in worst-case scenarios, normal petrol.
Equipped with three electric motors, the Gemera can drive completely silent up to 300 km/h, and the powerful 800V battery gives a range of up to 50 km in EV mode.
All-wheel steering and torque vectoring
The 3000 mm wheelbase gives unprecedented comfort and straight-line stability. The rear-wheel steering makes sure the Gemera corners with agility and can achieve a turning radius only seen in smaller cars. At high speed, the rear-wheel steering also gives better directional control.
The mix of all-wheel steering and all-wheel torque vectoring gives limitless tunability and adaptability of steering and driving feel, making it possible for the Gemera to be one of the most fun and safe cars on the planet.
Safety in focus
The Gemera is one of the safest megacars out there and it is designed for world-wide homologation. The Gemera has a very strong carbon fiber monocoque, six smart airbags, stability control, TC, ABS and an ADAS 2.5 assistant system. It lacks nothing in ultimate safety.
The all-wheel steering and all-wheel drive and all-wheel torque vectoring give the Gemera maximum opportunity to offer a safe, stable and exhilarating drive. ISOFIX is available for both rear seats.
100% four-seater, 100% Koenigsegg
The Gemera is the first of its kind in a completely new vehicle category. Still, it has clear ties to all previous Koenigsegg cars and their Swedish understated design roots.
The Gemera maintains recognizable Koenigsegg traits like its wrap-around jet fighter inspired windshield, the hidden A-pillars, the simple shapes, the short overhangs and the large side air intakes.
The front design is inspired by the first-ever Koenigsegg prototype – the Koenigsegg CC from 1996.
The Gemera features giant full-length Koenigsegg Automated Twisted Synchrohelix Actuation Doors (KATSAD) that open wide. The doors are unhindered by the absence of B-pillars, thanks to a strong carbon monocoque. The door opens to reveal an impressive four-seater space that boasts equal ease of access, comfort and respect for both front and rear passengers.
While writing this article, one can only be amazed by the level of sophistication that is represented in the Gemera. It’s an epic showcase of what some of the best automotive minds on the planet can achieve while working together and we’re impressed with the end result. To say the least. It’s truly a remarkable vehicle – both in terms of looks and performance – and this is one vehicle we’ll be looking forward to seeing in person in the following years, that’s for sure.
You can grab a detailed look at the Koenigsegg Gemera hybrid megacar right below.