Polestar Says Its Collaboration With Koenigsegg Isn’t What You Expected
Polestar and Koenigsegg team up for promo video; no electric supercar yetby Ciprian Florea, on LISTEN 02:24
If you got all excited about a possible collaboration between Koenigsegg and Polestar, like we did yesterday, it’s time to calm down because they’re not working on a state-of-the-art vehicle together. According to Polestar, the teasers the two brands shared on social media are just for a promotional video for the Gemera and the Precept concept.
A Polestar spokesman has denied that the two companies are working on new technology or a new car.
He told Car and Driver that there will be "nothing at all" and that the company’s designers "are quite friendly and decided to have some fun with cars for everyone to enjoy." So the teasers, including the Koenigsegg Gemera and the Polestar Precept, are just previews of a promotional video that will be released on June 25.
While the statement suggests that the two Swedish automakers have a good relationship, it’s not completely out of the question for them to share technology or build a car together in the future. Both are now working on fully electric or electrified vehicles, and the future could see them join efforts for some sort of global car. For now, though, they’re just showcasing a couple of cars together.
Koenigsegg will feature the Gemera in this video.
Unveiled earlier in 2020, the Gemera is a unique take on the supercar world in the form of a two-door, four-seat grand tourer with hybrid technology.
But while other Koenigseggs are powered by V-8 engines, the Gemera features a 2.0-liter three-cylinder that’s quite revolutionary. The tiny mill is paired to three electric motors that generate a combined 1,677 horsepower and 2,581 pound-feet of torque.
|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|
Polestar will showcase the Precept concept.
The Precept Concept, also unveiled in 2020, it's a futuristic and sporty sedan that previews production models that Volvo's electric sub-brand will launch soon.
It’s packed with state-of-the-art technology and a fully digital interior, while its exterior design is a big departure from Volvo’s current styling language. The Precept is a fully electric concept, but Polestar has yet to release specifics beyond info on a big battery that will deliver high performance and competitive range.
|Motor||two e motors with 300 kW of power|
|Charging||150 kW charging available|
|0-60 mph||5.0 seconds|
Source: Car & Driver