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The Koenigsegg Gemera: A Mega-GT 3-Cylinder Hybrid Car For Four

The new Koenigsegg Gemera is a spacious, environmentally conscious, hyper GT car.

  • The Gemera is a 3-cylinder, triple electric motor hybrid that produces 1,700-horsepower.
  • Features two doors, no “B” pillars and seating for four.
  • This car’s list of specifications reads like someone’s absolute automotive wish-list.

It’s completely incredible to us how Koenigsegg seems to make light of conventions and deliver the near impossible at every turn. The latest proof of this is the ultimate, nay, supreme hyper Mega-GT car that is the Koenigsegg Gemera. This is not a compromise super sports car for four occupants, it’s a genuine hyper-car designed to kill the competition with three of your best buds onboard.

Christian von Koenigsegg has many reasons to be proud of his company and his cars. Every time he launches a new product, Koenigsegg pushes through conventions and breaks down barriers. The Gemera, presented in Geneva despite the shutdown, is not the first super-powered GT car but it is the first to feature two doors, two dihedral synchro-helix doors, no “B” pillars and eight (yes, eight) cupholders (each occupant gets one cold and one hot cupholder.)

All kidding aside, the Gemera’s interior is spacious, all things considered, and beautifully crafted. All four seats are identical and the car features the latest in connectivity. But, this is a Koenigsegg after all and that means that it’s fast.

Koenigsegg Gemera | Photo: Koenigsegg

The Koenigsegg Gemera is powered by many elements. One of them is a camless 3-cylider 2,0-litre twin-turbocharged engine that, on its own, generates a massive 600-horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. This wee 3-cylinder engine, known as the Tiny Friendly Giant, is extremely complex and ingenious, and capable of being CO2 neutral depending on the fuel. And, it’s only ¼ of the powertrain story.

There are also three Electric Motors. There’s one per rear wheel  (500hp each) and one E-motor on the crankshaft that is good for another 400-horsepower. Total system output is this four-wheel drive car is of 1,700-horsepower and 3,500 Nm of torque, or 2,581 lb.-ft. This is enough power to send the 1,850 kg Gemera to 100 km/h in only 1.9 seconds…

As though this wasn’t enough, the car features active rear-wheel steering, hydraulically adjustable ride height, torque vectoring at each end, gargantuan ceramic brakes and a range of 1,000 km (including 50 km in EV mode.) That’s right, this is a hybrid after all and includes a 16.6 kWh 800 V battery.

Koenigsegg Regera
Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg

Also, the Koenigsegg Regera will have another go at the 0-400-0 run. In 2019, the Regera covered the sprint in 31.49 seconds on a public highway in Nevada. The road conditions were less than ideal and so, Mr. K thinks that it will do the same task in under 30 seconds. We are looking forward to it!

Koenigsegg Gemera | Photo: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Gemera | Photo: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Gemera | Photo: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Gemera | Photo: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Gemera | Photo: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Gemera | Photo: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Gemera | Photo: Koenigsegg

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,400 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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