- Gemera prototype seen testing by the factory in Ängelholm. Photo credit @photochristofferf on Instagram

Christian Von Koenigsegg answers my questions about the GEMERA.

I asked Christian Von Koenigsegg some questions about the Gemera Mega GT car.

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Gemera prototype testing at the factory in Ängelholm. Photo credit. @photochristofferf on Instagram

Gemera prototype testing at the factory in Ängelholm. Photo credit. @photochristofferf on Instagram

I have been utterly smitten by the Koenigsegg Gemera ever since it debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year. Sadly I had to wait over a year and half to see the showcar in person when it came to Vancouver a few months ago. It was well worth the wait. Thanks to Melissa Zhou the PR and Communications Manager at Koenigsegg Automotive I was able to ask Christian Von Koenigsegg a few questions about his latest creation. I am also grateful to @photochristofferf on Instagram for capturing some photos of the Gemera prototype being tested around the Koenigsegg factory in Ängelholm.

Christian von Koenigsegg sitting on the door sill of the Gemera. Photo courtesy of Koenigsegg Automotive.

Christian von Koenigsegg sitting on the door sill of the Gemera. Photo courtesy of Koenigsegg Automotive.

Based on consumer reaction what changes will be made to Gemera production car?

I wouldn’t say they are changes that are made due to consumer reactions. Rather, a show car and a production car will have innate differences due to homologation reasons. For instance, the production Gemera would have an even more spacious rear seating area, grab handles to facilitate ingress and egress. We are also looking to expand the size of the cupholders to accommodate larger size beverage containers.

Front cockpit of Gemera showcar. Photo - Jason Grunsell on Instagram @supercar_adventurer

Front cockpit of Gemera showcar. Photo - Jason Grunsell on Instagram @supercar_adventurer

What are the engineering challenges for the production Gemera?


Well, we always embrace a good challenge at Koenigsegg – this is the result of working with first-mover technology. The Gemera would be the first production car in the world to feature Freevalve technology and we are making that work even more seamlessly with our patented Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) technology. The KDD is a proven marvel in our single gear wonder, the Regera, and it will once again impress in the Gemera. Homologation is also always a challenge for extreme megacars of this nature, which is why we are investing time and resources on a super low emission, compact/lightweight engine with substantial power output (while being able to run on CO2-neutral future-generation biofuels) such as the Tiny Friendly Giant Engine.

Photo by Jason Grunsell Instagram @supercar_adventurer

Photo by Jason Grunsell Instagram @supercar_adventurer

Will customers have an open choice of colors for interior and exterior or will they have to choose from a Koenigsegg option list? What colors are being considered?


There will be a spec process with the Gemera. The colors are still in the process of being decided so you’d have to stay tuned to find out!

How many Gemera’s have been pre-sold of the 300?


We’ve had very healthy sales interest in the Gemera. More than two-thirds have since been sold.


What have been the biggest takeaways from the public reactions to the Gemera?


I believe everyone is generally very excited at the fact that it’s Koenigsegg’s first for four but even more so that this is the world’s first mega-GT – a true continent crossing family-oriented “Autobahn” rocketship.

Photo by Jason Grunsell Instagram @supercar_adventurer

Photo by Jason Grunsell Instagram @supercar_adventurer

Will there be other versions of the Gemera? Possible an all-electric version?


At Koenigsegg, we’re always at the bleeding of innovation, what we do great today, we want to achieve even better tomorrow. So while the Gemera is designed as a non-conventional single gear hybrid, who knows what the future holds in terms of electrification.


Do you think the Gemera will change the public perception of Koenigsegg?


We certainly think about the legacy we create and want to be known not just for the passionate and ultimate performance cars we make but the impact we have on mobility tech, innovative electrification, and rethinking how we can create the largest positive impact on the environment with the smallest footprint.

A big thank you to Christian Von Koenigsegg for his insight into the production world of the Koenigsegg Gemera. I cannot wait to see the production model and with a little bit of luck hopefully get to experience what this car is like to drive. The design of this car would not have been possible without the Tiny Friendly Giant Engine, a two liter 3 cylinder engine created by Koenigsegg and its sister company Freevalve. Adding to this small but powerful motor are two 500-horsepower electric motors on each rear wheel, with a third 400-horsepower electric motor attached to the crankshaft that drives the front wheels. In total the Gemera delivers a mind bending 1700 horsepower, which will hurl the Gemera to a top speed of 249 mph if they chose to drive on an unrestricted German Autobahn. For a short sprint the Gemera will do 0-62mph in 1.9 seconds. The Mega-GT is also an all wheel drive machine, a Koenigsegg first, as well as possessing all wheel steering and torque vectoring. Not to mention its ability to run on second generation CO2 neutral renewable fuels. The synergy of all these technologies combine to enable this single speed Koenigsegg direct drive Mega-GT to enjoy a driving range of 621 miles or a 1000 km before refueling. Gobsmacking performance indeed. Roll on 2024.

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  • Christian von Koenigsegg is the Soichiro Honda of today.

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