“The show must go on” was proudly written on every SAAB Viggens jet fighter of the Swedish Air Force, whose hangar is now home of the famous supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg. After the fateful cancellation of the Geneva Auto Show because of the Covid-19 virus, the ghost took no step back. They launched their much-awaited “Gemera” in an online event from Palexpo withstanding on their motto.
Christian’s mother came up with the name “Gemera(ge-mer)” which in Swedish means to give more. The name is quite apt, as it can seat four people and carry their luggage, this was only limited to two people in the supercar regime. Despite being four-seater the Gemera outperforms most of the mega cars by sprinting 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds and climbing to 240 mph under 20 seconds, imagine that with your family members in the backseat.
Tiny Friendly Giant (TFG) is the real reason behind Gemera’s greatness, a 2.0-liter twin-turbo three-cylinder powertrain developed with sister company Freevalve dishes out 600 bhp. Three electric motors complement it – one for each rear wheel and one on the crankshaft of the engine have a combined output of 800 kW or 1100 bhp.
Now, the total output becomes 1700 bhp or 1.27 MW of power and 3500 Nm of torque, which sends power to a single-gear Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission. You can travel up to 950km and the 800v battery pack also allows you to travel 50 km solely on electric power.
The TFG has an estimated fuel consumption of 15 – 20% less than a typical modern four-cylinder two-liter engine. The Gemera can run on flex-fuel, and utilizing the best alternatives of alcohol, there is even the chance for net-zero or CO2 negative emissions. Fitted with a custom titanium Akrapovic exhaust, the TFG’s 2-liter three-cylinder engine gives the lag-free answer and comes with an evocative and deep-throated growl.
Gemera unites the exciting performance of a mid-engine two-seater supercar with the practicality of a four-seater coupe. It is unmistakably Koenigsegg with wrap-around windshield, hidden A-pillars, short overhangs, and the large side air intakes. The front is inspired by the CC concept of the late ’90s, and the iconic dihedral doors, which open the full interior without the obstruction of B-pillars, need no introduction.
Koenigsegg solved a problem of high-speed road trips with multiple companions, a true four-seater with an equal amount of headroom and legroom in the front and rear. Thanks to the reduction of B-pillars, the Gemera’s cabin is chiefly unobstructed for both front and rear passengers to enter or exit.
Eight cupholders, yes, beautifully crafted carbon fiber pieces to hold your favorite drink. A rear infotainment screen, Apple car play, three-zone climate control makes your journey a bit more enjoyable.
All-wheel steering and torque vectoring with a 3000 mm wheelbase give exceptional poise and straight-line stability. The Gemera has a robust carbon fiber monocoque, six smart airbags, stability control, TC, ABS, and ADAS 2.5. To secure little ones ISOFIX mounts are also available for the rear seats.
A limited run of 300 “MEGA GT” Gemeras will be built with a price tag of $1.7 million, so if you have got means, I highly recommend one. You can watch the video below where famous Vlogger Shmee is going deeper into details with Mr. Koenigsegg.