This could be the ultimate family car or just the most irrational thing Koenigsegg has ever made, and that’s saying something.
Apparently the ultra-rich want to cram not one, but three passengers into their 1000-plus-hp ultra-exclusive, ultra-expensive megacars. Or maybe the Swedish hypercar maker Koenigsegg is just assuming so, because the specialty automaker has announced its first ever four-seater, which churns up 1677 horsepower and launches from zero to 62 mph in a claimed 1.9 seconds.
Koenigsegg is the very definition of a niche company. Its products are known for having high-horsepower twin-supercharged or -turbocharged V-8s, but that’s not the case with the Gemera. This four-seater is powered by a sequentially turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-three, which Koenigsegg nicknamed the “tiny friendly giant.” It makes 592 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque and works in conjunction with three electric motors and Koenigsegg’s single-speed direct-drive transmission. Together, these motors make 1677 horsepower and 2581 lb-ft of torque.
The three-banger doesn’t even have camshafts. It uses Koenigsegg’s Freevalve system that uses solenoids to activate intake and exhaust valves. Variable valve timing and lift has virtually no limits with Freevalve. This, along with cylinder deactivation, minimizes fuel consumption, meaning the three-cylinder is said to be 20 percent more fuel-efficient than a typical 2.0-liter four-cylinder.
The Gemera can travel on the 15.0-kWh battery alone for a claimed 31 miles. In hybrid mode, the range is 590 miles. It can also run on E85, but don’t worry, it’ll be loud, too. It’s equipped with a titanium exhaust from Slovenian supplier Akrapovič.
The Gemera is Koenigsegg’s first all-wheel-drive model, and it also has all-wheel steering and torque vectoring. A 395-hp electric motor on the crankshaft powers the front wheels, and there are two other electric motors powering each rear wheel.
Like other Koenigseggs, the Gemera’s chassis consists of a carbon-fiber tub and aluminum sub-structures. Its ride height is electronically adjustable. The center-lock carbon-fiber wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, 21 inches in front and 22 inches in the rear.
Although the Gemera seats four, it only has two doors. They’re huge, though, and they open upward. There’s no need to move the front seats once the doors are opened—they’re that big. Like most modern cars today, and we’re not saying that this 1677-hp four-seater is like most cars today, the Gemera has two huge central touchscreen (13.0 inches, one in front and one in back), with a gauge cluster screen and two other screens for the side and rearview cameras.
For the price we expect the doors to be synchronised!
Price cost roughly $1.9 million each.
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