The latest Koenigsegg to join their amazing fleet of vehicles is the Gemera or the MEGA-GT, this hyper car is like no other hyper car on the market to date, it has four seats to seat four large adults with space to carry their carry-on luggage and its 1700bhp comes from a 2.0 litre twin turbo free valve three cylinder engine connected to a revolutionary hybrid drive system which allows it to do 0-100kph in 1.9 seconds. This is also Koenigsegg’s first four-wheel drive car, the Koenigsegg Gemera will be limited to 300 units so be quick. The notion behind Gemera’s name is a combination of the two Swedish words: “ge” (give) and “mera” (more) signifies “to give more”.
Back to the Gemera, it has 1.27 megawatts (MW) of electric power and 3500 Nm of torque and will reach a top speed of 400kph. The 2.0 litre dry sumped twin turbo free valve three-cylinder engine named the Tiny Friendly Giant (TFG) adds 600bhp, to make the 1700bhp or 1.27Mw its combined with the three electric motors, one for each rear wheel producing 500bhp and 1000Nm of torque and one electric motor on the crankshaft that produces an extra 400bhp and 500Nm to power the front wheels, which adds up to 1400bhp as individuals and 1100bhp when combined. With the three electric motors, the Gemera can drive completely silent up to 300kph and the battery offers a range of up to 50kms. All-wheel steering and torque vectoring gives the Gemera great straight-line stability along with the rear steering gives the three-metre wheelbase car a great turning radius that is normally seen on smaller cars. At higher speeds, the rear steer helps with better directional control.
The Gemera is one of the safest hyper cars in the market with a strong carbon fibre monocoque, stability control, traction control, six airbags and ABS. Of course, Koenigsegg were going to use their famous patented dihedral synchro-helix doors seen on other Koenigsegg cars. The Gemera does not have a B-pillar thanks to the huge automated twisted synchrohelix Actuation Doors (KATSAD). These doors allow easy access to the interior four all four occupants and minimal space for the vertically opening doors to open. The interior of the Gemera comes with eight cup holders, one hot and one cold for each person, the interior also has plenty of small storage compartments and reading lights for each person. Separate climate controls for each person front and rear. The cars eleven speaker sound system can be also operated individually. It is also equipped with tablet connectivity, navigation, and a free Wi-Fi system with phone charging systems both front and rear. The steering wheel comes a with levelled graphic screen in the centre and haptic touch screen buttons on the sides of the centre of the steering wheel which were first developed on the Jesko model.
Even though being a four-seater, the Gemera will outperform most two-seater petrol or electric hyper cars, but Koenigsegg has made the Gemera to be a family road tripping safe and exciting MEGA-GT car. The question now is, will other manufacturers try to compete with this new vehicle category and produce some competition for the Koenigsegg Gemera?