The Swedish firm has presented its first 4-seater model, the new Koenigsegg Gemera, a spectacular plug-in hybrid sports car that has a 3-cylinder gasoline engine and 3 electric motors for a total of 1,727 hp. It has a spacious cabin with 4 comfortable seats that can be accessed through two huge vertical doors.
As revealed by the brand during its presentation, the Koenigsegg Gemera is a project that has been in Christian von Koenigsegg’s head since 2003. It has a very unusual configuration in the Gran Turismo segment, although it fits perfectly with the Swedish company’s aesthetic and performance standards. So we can assume that it is very rough and very powerful, hence the company itself defines it as a mega-GT and not as a standard GT.
Aesthetically it seems more a prototype of the nineties than a production car today, as it has the silhouette of a central engine sports car with huge doors opening vertically, allowing access to a large cabin design quite futuristic. According to the company’s founder, one of the premises of the project was to ensure that each of the 4 seats would have the same space and comfort. According to what the first official images show, it seems that the company has achieved this, as the space reserved for the rear seats is very large.
- Body type: Coupe
- Fuel: Gasoline or ethanol
- Maximum speed: 400 km/h
- Electrical autonomy: 500 km
- Displacement: 1988 cc
- Maximum power: 598 hp
- Average consumption: 1/100 km
- Acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h: 1.9 s
- Eco-label: Zero
The body of the vehicle is an evolution of the design of previous models of the Swedish firm, including the Koenigsegg CCX, the first model developed and launched by the brand, which was inspired precisely by the front of the new Gemera. The result is a model that seems to have been created under the precepts of the Bio Design flow, with very clean surfaces and total absence of visible edges.
On a mechanical level, the Koenigsegg Gemera is a novelty for the Swedish firm, as it is the first model of the brand that does not have the usual 8-cylinder engine. Instead it has a 2.0-liter in-line supercharged 3-cylinder engine equipped with the camshaftless system developed by Koenigsegg, which can run on E85 and even methanol. This engine delivers no less than 608 hp, which combined with the other 3 electric motors mounted on the model adds up to a total combined power of 1,727 hp and 3,500 Nm of maximum torque. Its 13.3 kWh batteries allow the Gemera to travel up to 50 kilometers in pure electric mode, thanks to the powerful 800 V battery. While its performance remains in 1.9 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h, with a maximum speed of 400 km/h.
This model will be launched in strict limited edition, as only 300 copies will be manufactured