Video: Supercar Blondie Reviews The Koenigsegg Gemera
It’s time to meet the world’s first-ever four-door hypercarby Kirby Garlitos, on
At just 26 years old, Koenigsegg is a neophyte in the supercar market. It doesn’t have the history of Bugatti or the prestige of Ferrari. It doesn’t even carry the same household name recall as Lamborghini. But what it does have is an aggressive and pioneering owner who isn’t afraid to take bold risks in the name of innovation. Christian von Koenigsegg is a bold of an owner as they come, and it’s because of intrepid spirit and unwavering resolve that a car like the Koenigsegg Gemera exists. The Gemera is Koenigsegg’s newest masterpiece, and it also happens to be the first four-seater hypercar in the world. A car of such esteem and status deserves a proper walk-around, and who better to do it than one of our favorite YouTube car reviewers: Supercar Blondie.
What’s so special about the Koenigsegg Gemera?
It’s hard to put into words the kind of emotions you get when you see a car like the Koenigsegg Gemera for the first time.
It’s a combination of awe, amazement, and flat-out disbelief. Mind you; we’re talking about seeing the hypercar from a computer screen; imagine what it’s like to actually see the car first-hand and have the opportunity to get inside the car and just take it all in for all that it’s worth.
The Koenigsegg Gemera inspires that kind of feeling. The hypercar takes its name from two Swedish words — "Ge" (give) and "mera" (more). Those aren’t just arbitrary words, either. They were carefully chosen to signify the ethos of the Gemera, specifically, its capacity to give more to prospective owners. More seats, more cargo space, more power, and more of everything else.
Yes, the Koenigsegg Gemera has four seats; it earns the distinction of being the world’s first-ever four-door hypercar. Yes, the Koenigsegg Agera has cargo space in the front and back, combining to accommodate as much as four blown-up carry-on bags.
Yes, it has more power, too.
Koenigsegg notes that the Gemera’s hybrid powertrain can produce as much as 1,700 horsepower from a 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged three-cylinder engine and three electric motors.
The internal combustion engine, in particular, is something of a mind-meld in itself. Despite having only three cylinders, the engine features Koenigsegg’s groundbreaking free-valve technology that effectively runs without a cam-shaft, allowing the valves to open and close at any interval as dictated by the engine control unit (ECU).
What this does is it produces more power on tap while also improving its fuel economy. It’s the ultimate “kill two birds with one stone” technology that only a company like Koenigsegg is daring enough to develop and actually use on one of its hypercars. That’s what the Gemera is, for all intents and purposes. It’s a revolutionary four-door — those two doors are massive, by the way — hypercar that’s once again rewriting the rules on what we consider a hypercar could be.
What cool features does Supercar Blondie show in her walk-around video of the Gemera?
Supercar Blondie gives us an in-depth walk-around of the hypercar, pointing out a few interesting tidbits about the Gemera like, say, the eight cupholders, the iPhone-like instrument cluster that’s tacked onto the steering wheel, and the window smashers that you can use in case you need to break the hypercar’s windows for reasons that remain unclear to us. It’s a great six-and-a-half-minute episode for those who are fans of Koenigsegg’s latest work of art.
|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|