The Koenigsegg Gemera Is Now Available With A Ridiculous 1715 kW V8
The family-friendly four-seat ‘megacar GT’ just got a whole lot wilder.
Over three years after first being unveiled as a concept car, the Koenigsegg Gemera is now ready for production. And, the plug-in hybrid has received a pretty notable powertrain update, with the option to boost the already impressive 1267 kW to 1715 kW.
Initially, the powertrain comprised a 447 kW twin-turbo 2.0-litre three-cylinder engine (known as the Tiny Friendly Giant) combined with three electric motors, resulting in the 1267 kW output. However, the Swedish marque has made advancements to the setup, replacing the three electric motors with a single electric motor—dubbed the ‘Dark Matter’, it produces 597 kW on its own, combining with the Tiny Friendly Giant to produce 1030 kW and 1849 Nm of twist.
While that—still huge—figure is sightly less than the concept, the altered setup and addition of newly developed eight-speed Light Speed Tourbillon Transmission (LSTT) result in the drivetrain being “lighter, smaller and even more engaging,” according to the marque.
“Thanks to its new lighter electric propulsion system and optimised use of the TFG’s rev range with the LSTT, the Gemera’s acceleration and performance have been significantly improved compared to the previous version that was already extremely well-performing and fast,” said Koenigsegg.
Now, for those desirous of a little more heft, Koenigsegg is providing the option to swap out the three-cylinder for a 5.0-litre V8, adapted from the Jesko’s twin-turbo V8. Known as the Koenigsegg Gemera HV8 (Hot V8) version, it produces 1003 kW on its own; that’s a hectic 1715 kW and 2750 Nm when paired with the Dark Matter electric motor.
In keeping with its ‘megacar’ credentials, the Koenigsegg Gemera has room for the whole family; with an ample 200-litres storge space, child seat mounts, roof rack mounts, and heated electrically adjustable seats.
The V8 option adds approx. $600,000 to the approx. $2.55 million price tag of the Gemera. Other add-ons, such as the Ghost Package aerodynamic kit, will also be available. Production of the Gemera is limited to 300 examples and is set to begin at the end of 2024, with deliveries slated for early 2025.
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