Have you always wanted to buy a Koenigsegg but just couldn’t bring yourself to do it because they were exclusively two seaters? Yeah, we totally know how you feel – but fret no more because the first four seater Koenigsegg has arrived and it’s called the Gemera. Headline figures are 1700 hp and 3500-ish Nm of torque.
It’s a little crazy, isn’t it? They look like normal performance numbers with an extra “0” tacked on the end – but Koenigsegg is as Koenigsegg does. It achieves this through a hybrid setup which packs three electric motors and a turbocharged 2.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that supplies 600 hp on its own. Those three electric motors are distributed with two delivering power individually to each rear wheel, and one for the front wheels with hydraulic couplings for torque vectoring.
With all of this performance, you can hit 100 km/h from a standstill in just 1.9 seconds – and you can do it with a full payload of four occupants thanks to rear seating arrangements. By downsizing the engine and dropping one cylinder, the Gemera has an incredibly large interior space and luggage room without making it excessively large.
Those trademark dihedral synchro-helix doors are present as well, making it easy for all occupants to get in and out. There’s even a sensor to stop the door from crashing into the roof of your garage. Total weight of the car is expected to come in at 1879 kg, which might seem heavy for a hypercar but it is packing 1700 hp, seats four, and has seriously powerful electric motors.
The Gemera is even (almost) carbon neutral if you choose to run it on alcohol, which the conventional motor at its heart allows for. The engine is the first in the world to use Freevalve technology that allows infinitely variable valve timing – basically it offers total control over how much air the engine is breathing in and in turn how efficient or powerful it is. The technology has a huge range of applications, even if taken to the mass market, and can transform relatively simple engines into incredibly potent powerplants.
No prices have yet been announced – but in true Koenigsegg fashion you will expect its planned production run of 300 units to be sold out the moment Christian Von Koenigsegg says “Go!”. It’s a truly crazy machine but you come to expect these from the Swedish hypercar manufacturer.