The Koenigsegg Gemera Is A Four-Seater, Inline-Three Hybrid Hypercar

Koenigsegg has decided to bring practicality to the world of hypercars via the four-seater hybrid Gemera
The Koenigsegg Gemera Is A Four-Seater, Inline-Three Hybrid Hypercar

All of a sudden the Jesko revealed by Koenigsegg this time last year at the Geneva Motor Show is looking awfully conventional. At least it seems that way compared to what the Swedish company has chosen to reveal this time around.

Making its virtual debut - owing to the cancellation of the Geneva show - is the new Koenigsegg Gemera. And it aims to get one up on its hypercar rivals in an unexpected area - practicality.

The Gemera's engine weighs just 70kg
The Gemera's engine weighs just 70kg

The Gemera is Koenigsegg’s first four-seater, and crucially, it looks like the rear-most chairs are actually useable. Not only that, but the car features a vast array of creature comforts including eight cupholders (four cold and four warm), wireless phone charging pads, four reading lights, memory foam heated seats and three-zone climate control. A total of 200 litres of luggage space is available.

To give the interior space necessary for all that, the Gemera shirks Koenigsegg’s usual preferred option of a dirty-great twin-turbo V8 for a 2.0-litre ‘Freevalve’ inline-three, which is - quite brilliantly - referred to as ‘Tiny Friendly Giant’ or ‘TFG’. It weighs only 70kg.

The Koenigsegg Gemera Is A Four-Seater, Inline-Three Hybrid Hypercar

The mid-mounted internal combustion engine - which, curiously, powers the front wheels via a ‘Koenigsegg Direct Drive’ system - is good for 600bhp, with support coming from three electric motors. One is attached to the crank, while the other two each power a rear wheel. The total system power is 1677bhp, with the torque rated at 2581lb ft.

Hybrids aren’t exactly known for being light, but impressively, the Gemera is a thoroughly reasonable 1850kg (kerb). As such, it’s monstrously quick in a straight line, covering 0-62mph in 1.9 seconds and 0-249-0mph (0-400-0kmh) in “record matching pace”.

The Koenigsegg Gemera Is A Four-Seater, Inline-Three Hybrid Hypercar

On electric power alone it can travel up to 31 miles, or if you’re not worried about range, it’ll do 186mph with the engine shut off.

A price hasn’t been given for Koenigsegg’s ‘mega-GT’, but a seven-figure numbered is all-but-guaranteed. 300 will be made.



A 2.0 litre 3 cylinder engine producing 600 hp? How did they do that?

03/03/2020 - 15:35 |
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Ali Mahfooz

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

The free valve technology. It individually controls every intake and exhaust valve using a hydraulic actuator which lets in air as much as possible for as long as possible meaning more air and fuel being injected making more power.

03/03/2020 - 15:44 |
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Robert Gracie

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

God knows but I think Ali Mahfooz answered it better than I could, I would say “WITCHCRAFT!”

03/03/2020 - 15:46 |
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Robert Homann

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Lets say it also has less power loss rather than just makink crazy power

03/03/2020 - 16:24 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

They produce 3500 nm!! WTF?

03/03/2020 - 17:10 |
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Robert Gracie

The funniest bit for me about watching the Koenigsegg video was when Christian Von Koenigsegg said “Geneva Koenigsegg Motor Show” that made me laugh so much!

Koenigsegg, Swedish for “The show must go on!”

or if you’re Jeremy Clarkson
Koenigsegg, Swedish for “Oh no my head’s just exploded”

03/03/2020 - 15:46 |
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Olivier (CT's grammar commie)

I don’t think I’d trust a 2.0 inline-three with over 600 hp lol

03/03/2020 - 15:57 |
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Same - if it was built by almost anyone except Koenigsegg. If anyone can do it they can.

03/03/2020 - 16:19 |
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RWB Dude

Porsche 718 called, they want their rear back

03/03/2020 - 16:15 |
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I see no resemblance to the Porsche 718 you are definitely seeing things!

03/03/2020 - 18:25 |
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Niko Ala-Rämi 🇫🇮

In reply to by RWB Dude

I think the rear looks more like Aston Martin Vantage’s

03/03/2020 - 18:38 |
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I could definitely see the mild resemblance to the 718, only from the rear corner

03/06/2020 - 17:25 |
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Tomislav Celić

What absolute madlads.

600BHP from a 3 cyl. Madness.

03/03/2020 - 16:50 |
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What’s the rev limiter of that 2 litre engine?

03/03/2020 - 17:12 |
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In reply to by Xmann

8500 rpm….. yeah it’s hard to believe but the man said it himself

03/03/2020 - 17:36 |
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That must sound mental with that engine !

03/03/2020 - 17:25 |
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That’s the engineering we love

03/03/2020 - 20:57 |
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