The Koenigesgg Gemera: The 4-seat hyper-car
The Gemera is the next step in Koenigsegg's victory
The Gemera was revealed within the cancelled Geneva motor show earlier this year. Koenigsegg made sure that the show went on and decided to reveal there new cars online. Along the Gemera was the Jesko Absolut. The Gemera shocked everyone the most as it was a complete surprise!
The Gemera uses a 2.0 L twin-turbocharged inline 3. Yes a inline 3! in a Koenigsegg! Like the Regera the Gemera has no camshafts and uses electronic actuators to open the intake and exhaust valves. Koenigsegg calls this technology "Freevalve". The car is indeed a hybrid. It uses 3 electric motors. One on each rear wheels and one connected to the crankshaft. The car is AWD as the inline-3 drives the front wheels and the electric motors drive the rear wheels. The inline-3 itself produces 600 horsepower and 443 lb ft! which is astonishing! Its a 3-cylinder! A couple reasons it produces so much power is it can withstand 29 PSI of boost from the two turbochargers which is a large amount and it can rev all the way up to 8,500 rpm. Also without camshafts there is more room for air in the engine. I could get into more scientific reasons and explanations but there are plenty of videos you can watch on youtube for that to spare some time. What impresses me is the fact that the engine only weighs 150 lbs which is so incredibly light weight its hard to believe. When you combine the power from the cam-less inline 3 and the electric motors you get 1,677 horsepower and an astonishing 2,581 lb ft of torque, which i'm sure is enough to twist your chest!
Road & Track
The Gemera uses a 16 kWh battery pack that has a range of 31 miles on its own, but in hybrid mode it extends to 590 miles which is quite significant. The inline-3 can run on regular gasoline or E85 biofuel for best performance. The Gemera even has torque vectoring which is a technology that provides the differential with the ability to vary the torque to each wheel. Koenigsegg claims that the Gemera will be capable of doing 249 mph which is a substantial number for a 4-seat, 3-cylinder hybrid! It will be able to accelerate from 0-60 in about 1.9 seconds which is so quick. I should mention that it will have an electric mode and they can propel the car all the way up to 186 mph all by themselves.
Chassis and dimensions
The Chassis have a carbon fiber monocoque with sub-structures made from aluminum. The Gemera has no B-pillar and has massive dihedral doors that open forward and expose all 4-seats that allow easy access for all passengers. The interior has leather and carbon-fiber exposed everywhere, with a large screen in the middle with all the latest tech. Here are some dimensions:
3,000 mm (118.1 in)
Length 4,975 mm (195.9 in)
Width 1,988 mm (78.3 in)
Height 1,295 mm (51.0 in)
weight 1,850 kg (4,079 lb)
So the Gemera is a car that we all have to look forward too. Currently it is still in concept development stages, but production will begin very soon. As of now only 300 units are planned, meaning the Gemera will be quite rare. It was a huge surprise from Koenigsegg and many people including myself of discovering what this car has in store for us in the future. As always thanks for reading and if you enjoyed don't forget to bump and follow!