SUNDAY DRIVE? THE KOENIGSEGG GEMERA IS A 1700 BHP HYPERCAR THAT FITS A FAMILY OF FOUR

by | Jan 22, 2022 | Cars, Motor

Hypercars till now have adhered to a fixed template of a general disregard towards the human species. We mean having next to no room for luggage or sometimes, the driver itself. Swedish hypercar maker Koenigsegg has begged to differ. The Koenigsegg Gemera is the hypercar for a family-oriented billionaire.

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Yes, it can seat four passengers in absolute comfort yet go from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds and onto 400 km/h.

Koenigsegg Gemera price: North of $1 million

These insane performance numbers are courtesy the same ethos which Koenigsegg has applied for its two-seater hypercars. Namely a powerful engine, less weight and a pure carbon fiber monocoque. The powertrain might need some explaining to your billionaire friends at the golf club because it’s is a 3-cylinder engine. Yup, the Gemera has a complex powertrain comprising of a 2-liter 3-cylinder dry-sumped twin-turbo freevalve engine along with no less than three electric motors.

The petrol engine chimes in 600 bhp while the electric motors collectively pool 1100 horsepower. That means a combined power output of 1700 bhp. This powertrain is also future proof while being capable of getting second-generation (Gen 2.0) ethanol or CO2-neutral methanol. Before these second-generation renewable fuel sources are more accessible, the Gemera can also be driven on E85 and of course, with standard petrol.

Koenigsegg Gemera: Zero to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds

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. With the motor and when driven in hybrid mode, the total range is 950 km at highway cruise speed. With so much power on tap, the Gemera is family friendly in the way that it has all-wheel steering and all-wheel drive along with all-wheel torque vectoring.

Koenigsegg Gemera: A family performance hypercar

We must discuss the four seats. Access to them is via full-length Koenigsegg Automated Twisted Synchrohelix Actuation Doors (KATSAD) that open wide. The doors do need B-pillars. Hence there isn’t one in the first place. That can happen due to a strong carbon monocoque. The 3000 mm wheelbase means good enough space for four adults. There is even an ISOFIX for the rear seats.

Luxury trappings include 4 cold and 4 warm cup holders, front and rear seat central infotainment displays, front and rear wireless phone chargers. There is Apple CarPlay, on-board internet and Wi-Fi, 11 speaker sound system, exterior and interior cameras, 4 reading lights, memory foam heated seats, electric front seats and 3 zone climate control.

Just 300 units

The sci-fi cabin is full of screens and cameras with no real traditional interior design details. Instead Koenigsegg has completely changed what a ‘family performance car’ could be like. The Gemera is also unique with its exterior design as there are no rear doors and the large air intakes along with those svelte lines will drop jaws wherever it goes.

Koenigsegg is expected to start Gemera deliveries later this year with the configurator to be opened soon for buyers. Speaking of which, most of the 300 units production run has been spoken for. It seems that speed loving billionaires with an interest to take their family along for the drive is not exactly a rare species. Koenigsegg Gemera price? We expect the Gemera to be north of $1 million.

What we like

The Gemera looks stunning and is every inch a bona-fide hypercar with typically futuristic Koenigsegg styling. Performance claims are simply out of the world and aims to set a new standard.

What we do not like

Would still be as expensive as any Koenigsegg normally is while the small production run would mean that it would eventually be a billionaire play thing.

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