The Koenigsegg Gemera that debuted Tuesday outside of the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show is even a step further into the beyond. The Gemera is the company’s first four-seater, but it doesn’t stop there. It’s Koenigsegg’s first all-wheel-drive powertrain, its first turbo-3 and hybrid battery powered car, and the first cam-less engine the company’s produced.
Ultimate performance has belonged to the world of two-seaters with very limited luggage space – until now”, said CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg. “The Gemera is a completely new category of car where extreme megacar meets spacious interior and ultimate environmental consciousness. We call it a Mega-GT.
The Gemera will coddle and comfort, but it will also thrill with its high-tech hybrid powertrain. Koenigsegg claims 1,700 bhp and 2,581 lb-ft of torque, and a zero-to-62-mph sprint in 1.9 seconds. This is accomplished with a combination of three electric motors, a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter three-cylinder camless gas engine, and a direct-drive transmission. It also has all-wheel drive, all-wheel torque vectoring, and all-wheel steering.
Two 500-hp electric motors power each of the rear wheels and give the Gemera, among other things, true torque vectoring at the rear. The rear wheels are sticky and wide 22-inch, 317-mm Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (or optionally Michelin Cup R3) tires that are tasked with driving four-seater toward the horizon at an alarming rate. Koenigsegg says the Gemera can hit almost 190 mph on electric power alone, and the 800-volt 16.6-kwh battery can feed the electric motors enough for about 30 miles of all-electric driving.
The Gemera also features a suite of driver-assistance features that can brake, steer, or speed up the Gemera when the driver is too tired to drive.
Von Koenigsegg confirms that the company will build 300 examples of the Gemera and that U.S. prices will start at $1.7 million.