Is it the Rolls-Royce of the supercar world?

Koenigsegg unveiled the Gemera, its first-ever four-seater, and basically reinvented the grand tourer segment. Not only because it’s incredibly powerful at 1,700 horsepower, but also because it’s more comfortable than the average hypercar. That’s thanks to no fewer than eight cupholders, plenty of rear-seat passenger room, comfortable rear sets, and easy ingress and egress.

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While high-performance grand tourer and supercars are fast and some of them even luxurious, passenger space remains an issue in most of them. While hypercars usually offer space for just one additional passenger, grand tourers have uncomfortable rear seats and very limited rear legroom. This isn’t an issue in the Gemera.

Not only the rear seats are as comfortable as the ones in the front, but there's little sacrifice to rear-seat legroom.

A quick peek inside shows that rear-seat legroom is a bit better than many compact sedans, so it could be as roomy as a midsize sedan.

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Getting in and out of the rear seats is also much easier compared to other two-door models. That’s because the door are notably longer and there are no B-pillars. Granted, the car is very low and it takes a bit of effort to squeeze below the roof, but you can get in the back without having to move the front seats.

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The Gemera also features no fewer than eight cupholders.

That’s an impressive feat for a supercar given that many sports cars barely have two. Actually, the Gemera rivals SUV offerings in this department and it’s worth noting that many crossovers have fewer in base form. Not only that, but the Gemera’s cupholders are grouped into clusters of four on the front center console and an additional four on the rear console. Each cluster features two heated and two chilled cupholders so each passenger can keep a beverage cold and a coffee hot. Fancy!

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Finally, the Gemera is packed with comfort features that you want for long trips. There’s wireless phone charging for the rear seats, an infotainment display with Apple CarPlay for rear passengers, and three-zone climate control.

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Koenigsegg also went to great lengths to maximize luggage room.

Cargo space is as cramped as it gets in a hypercar, but the Gemera's rear trunk is big enough for three carry-on trolleys, while the front trunk accommodates one more.

That’s four pieces of luggage, one for each passenger.

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Granted, no Gemera owner will ever take this four-seat supercar on a long vacation, but it’s a tour de force that proves the possibilities are almost endless these days.

2021 Koenigsegg Gemera specifications
Engine Koenigsegg Tiny Friendly Giant Twin Turbo Freevalve 3-cylinder Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) with dry sump lubrication
Compression 9.5:1 - Bore: 95 mm - stroke: 93.5 mm
Horsepower 440 kW (600 bhp) at 7500 rpm, red line at 8500 rpm
Torque 600 Nm from 2000 rpm to 7000 rpm
Engine weight 70 kg
E-Motors Three Electric Motors: One for each rear wheel with 500 bhp and 1000 Nm each and one E-motor on the crankshaft 400 bhp and 500 Nm to power the front wheels (together with the ICE)
Total output 1700 bhp
Total Torque 3500 Nm, including Hydracoup
Max wheel torque 11,000 Nm at ICE 4000 rpm
ICE only range up to 950 km
Electric range up to 50 km
Total range up to 1000 km
Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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