1700-horsepower hybrid Koenigsegg Gemera debuts in SeptemberAugust 2, 2020
The Swedish hypercar manufacturer will showcase its very model with a spacious interior and best-in-class performance.
Koenigsegg announced that the very powerful Gemera four-seater, promising a combination of Swedish sophistication and straightforwardness, will debut in the UK at the Salon Privé on 22 September. The novelty is described as a “mega-GT”, and unlike the rest of the models in the Koenigsegg lineup, it can seat four adults while leaving plenty of luggage space. Gemera will be on display at Blenheim Palace alongside new and iconic Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and McLaren models.
Like the hypercar brand Regera, Gemera is equipped with a powerful hybrid power plant that promises to accelerate the four-seater from 0 to 100 km / h in just 1.9 seconds and to a top speed of about 400 km / h. Under the hood of the hypercar is a relatively small 2.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that, despite its compact size, produces an impressive 600 hp. and 600 Nm thanks to a pair of turbochargers and the use of innovative “free valve” technology, replacing the camshaft with actuators that operate the valves.
The Koenigsegg engine is mated to three powerful electric motors – one for each rear wheel and one for the crankshaft – for a combined output of 1,700 hp, making it one of the most powerful production hybrids. Gemera can operate in pure electric mode at speeds of up to 300 km / h and is allegedly capable of traveling 50 km on electric traction. The company claims that while the model can run on regular gasoline, the Gemera is “as CO2 neutral as an all-electric car” when using ethanol or CO2-neutral methanol.
The 3,000mm wheelbase, sophisticated aerodynamics and rear-wheel steering allow for better speed control and cornering on par with much smaller vehicles.
While the Gemera is unlike anything Koenigsegg has previously produced, the Gemera has a number of design clues that link it to modern and historic models such as the Regera and Agera. The rounded windshield, short overhangs and side air intakes hint at the vehicle’s potential.
The Gemera has been designed for worldwide sales, with a complete set of airbags, a suite of advanced driver aids and an impact-resistant center monocoque. The hypercar will be released in a limited edition of only 300 pieces. Official pricing has yet to be confirmed.
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