THE KOENIGSEGG GEMERA ARRIVES WITH 3 ELECTRIC MOTORS

The Swedish small volume supercar maker under the leadership of Christian Von Koenigsegg has announced its first four-seater megacar.

The Gemera as it is called will do 0-100kph in 1.9 seconds – that is Formula 1 type of acceleration expected from a road going four-door car. The intrigue doesn’t stop there. It will not come with a V12 power unit but a tiny 2.0 litre inline three cylinder engine except that it comes with more power sources other than the internal combustion engine. It will have three electric motors (though we were thinking four would be appropriate for every single wheel). The combined work of the inline three-cylinder internal combustion engine and those three electric motors will deliver a whopping 1677 horsepower and 2581 lb-ft of torque. Whatever technology that is, we want to see it in action.

Dimensions are 4975mm x 1988mm. it is 1295mm high and a wheel base of 3000mm. a 75 litre fuel tank is on and a ride height of 11.7cm even though there is a front lifting system that allows it to rise an additional 35mm for speed humps. The interior is as luxurious as it can get. You even get to choose between leather and alcantara (the good suede stuff you get in some Lamborghinis). You also get three-zone climate control system and individual heated seat. 8 cup holders are on board – four heated and four cooled so you can have your latte exactly how  you want it.

The Swedish hypercar maker is known to churn out loads of horsepower from smaller and less complicated engine technology to match others with way bigger engines and more complex technologies. The Gemera is even on another plane as it is coming with a 2.0L engine which is something that hasn’t been seen, more so with a 3 cylinder engine. Koenigsegg themselves call it the “tiny friendly giant Twin Turbo Freevalve 3–cylinder Internal Combustion Engine” and that with dry sump lubrication. It churns out 600bhp at 7500rpm. The power unit will be leashed with Koenigsegg’s single-speed direct-drive transmission. The total power output is at 1700bhp and 2581 lb-ft of torque.

This power unit even lacks camshafts as it uses Koenigsegg’s freevalve system that uses solenoid to activate intake and exhaust valves. Variable valve timing and lift have no limits with freevalve. This working with the cylinder deactivation system (you can run without the electric motors only) definitely reduces fuel consumption. The 3-cylinder engine is said to be 20% more fuel efficient than a typical 4-cylinder engine. The Gemera is said to be capable of covering 31 miles on the 15 kwh battery alone. It also has an hybrid mode which has a range of 590 miles. It also has the E85. It has a titanium exhaust delivered by Akrapovič from Slovenia. Carbon fibre body panels and visible carbon fibre front panels and side splitters are standard. There is also an option of carbon fibre wheels which is the one we would have for better sprung and unsprung weight ratio- Christian Von Koenigsegg himself could lift the carbon fibre wheel of the Jesko with a finger.

Suspension system is a double wishbone and adjustable gas-hydraulic shock absorbers. These technologies are sweet to hear but we are not shocked since Koenigsegg had someone come in with aero technology for its supercars. Rear wheels are 2cm wider than those at the front – that would be for some extra grip and handling especially through bends. Driving assistance is also included from adaptive cruise control to lane assist to park assist and surround-view cameras which they call helicopter view.

The Gemera is Koenigsegg’s first ever all-wheel-drive model and it also has an all-wheel steering and torque vectoring. The front wheels are powered by a 395hp electric motor on the crankshaft. Two other electric motors each power the rear wheels. The chassis of the Gemera is made up of a carbon-fibre tub and aluminium sub-structures. This four-seater supercar only has two doors and they are so huge the driver doesn’t need to move his seat for the rear passengers to take their seats. It also features two 1-inch screens – one in front and the other at the back. There is also a gauge cluster screen as well as two others for the side and rearview cameras – no side mirrors.

We do not currently know what this interesting hypercar would cost but we are envisaging a price tag well above $1million. It would be sweet to have your spouse and children in your supercar with you as opposed to the generally known two-seater supercar setup. Next year is the year that will grant us this dream machine and we believe the price will be releases soon enough.

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