• The Koenigesgg Gemera Is Awesome, But Its Price Tag Certainly Isn’t

Confirmed by the boss man Christian von Koenigsegg himself

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This year’s Geneva Motor Show turned into the 2020 Online Motor Show. You all know the reason for that, but it turns out Koenigsegg didn’t want to simply demolish its stand in Geneva and go home.

The Swedish carmaker actually insisted on revealing its cars there - albeit without the cheers of a big crowd. Even more, they’ve invited Top Gear to witness the stunning Gemera mega-GT in the metal, and that’s how we caught word of its price tag.

The Gemera adds an extreme twist to the grand tourer notion

Koenigsegg will make just 300 Gemeras, all packed with cupholders (eight of them, actually), heated seats, and room for four.

It’s also a hybrid, but not the kind you see on city streets. The Koenigsegg Gemera mixes a 2.0-liter, twin-turbocharged three-cylinder ICE (internal combustion engine) with three electric motors.

The combustion engine alone makes 600 horsepower and 600 Newton-meters (443 pound-feet) of torque and it’s assisted by two electric motors sitting on the rear axle and a third one on the crankshaft. All in all, the Gemera has 1,700 horsepower and 3,500 Newton-meters (2,581 pound-feet) of torque at its disposal. Oh, and it can run solely on electricity for up to 30 miles (48 km).

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Now, believe it or not, the idea of a family-oriented Koenigsegg spruced to life back in 2003, according to Christian von Koenigsegg, with a simple question: how do you get the family on board? Will it dilute the supercar/hypercar idea? Well, apparently, it will not, and the Gemera is testament to that.

And in case you’re wondering, the name Gemera is something Christian von Koenigsegg’s mother came up with during a family dinner: Ge means to give, while Mera stands for more. Simple and efficient.

Of course, the Gemera won’t come cheap. Well, it’s obviously cheaper than a Jesko, but it will still start at $1.7 million, so not for the 99-percenters out there.

Compared to the Jesko and Koenigsegg’s previous supercars, the Gemera ups the ante when it comes to cabin comfort and plushness.

This is something that could be the work of Sasha Selipanov, appointed by Koenigsegg as Head of Design.

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As we reported a while back, the former Bugatti and Lamborghini man believes a GT must hold a certain dose of performance but it must also be beautiful. So it could be that the Gemera was developed with quick a lot of input from Mr. Selipanov. If that’s the case, we can’t wait to see what he has next in store.

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
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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