Say hello to the Koenigsegg Gemera, a four-seater family car that features 1700bhp from a hybrid 2.0-litre, three-cylinder twin-turbo engine. Yes you read that right…
Just when you thought Koenigsegg couldn’t get any crazier, along comes the Gemera. It weighs in with a staggering 1700bhp, 2580lb ft of torque and will go from 0-62mph in 1.9 seconds and go on to around 250mph.
Right, here comes the interesting part. Power comes from three electric motors, one on each rear wheel and one on the crankshaft. These alone will deliver 1100bhp, and you can drive it in electric only, but you can only cover 31 miles. Now the engine is a three-cylinder, 2.0-litre twin-turbo “Freevalve” internal combustion engine that drives the front wheels. It can be run on ethanol, or CO2-neutral methanol, which, according to Koenigsegg, is “at least as CO2-neutral as a pure electric car running on a ‘good’ electric source”. Oh, that engine alone produces a whopping 600bhp and 443lb ft of torque… The “Freevalve” bit of all that is an engine that ditches the cams to better control valve timing, efficiency and power.
However, those fuels aren’t yet available, so customers can stick in E85 or petrol. All of that power is sent through an all-wheel drive system with all-wheel torque vectoring.
The Koenigsegg Gemera also has four seats, infotainment in the front and rear, cup holders, enough space to hold four adult hand luggage bags and ISOFIX points in the rear. So that’s the family car part. OK, at €1.7 million (Euros) it’s not exactly a cheap family car, but 300 will be made and the fact that it is being made is something to marvel. Wow.
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