Again in 2020, Koenigsegg was able to unveil their newest idea on the Geneva Motor Present, the Gemera, their first four-seater hypercar, or Megacar as Christian von Koenigsegg referred to as it, however sadly, days earlier than the opening of the Geneva Motor Present every thing was canceled, no guests have been allowed into the halls, and the official press convention needed to be held as a streaming, digital presentation … however that didn’t deter from the impression this fighter gray Megacar with that gorgeous, shiny yellow inside, would have on the world.
However it might take the event workforce at Koenigsegg over three years to design and create the modern powerplant and spacious cabin that may seat 4 adults inside a automobile that ought to nonetheless feel and look like a two-door hypercar, and make no mistake, these trademarked dihedral synchro-helix actuation doorways are nonetheless there on this Gemera, solely bigger when in comparison with the two-seat fashions from Koenigsegg, early July 2023 the Gemera is lastly prepared as a manufacturing prototype, and Koenigsegg is about to start out constructing this superb Megacar of their new Gripen Atelier, which consists of 11,000 m2 of growth, design, manufacturing, workplace, and showroom area devoted to the Gemera lineup and future fashions, bringing the whole footprint of Koenigsegg services to 30,000 m2. The Gripen Atelier permits Koenigsegg to effectively develop and nourish the Gemera program in parallel with its two-seater lineup.
Christian von Koenigsegg, founder, and CEO of Koenigsegg, says, “We’re thrilled to inaugurate the Gripen Atelier and announce the launch of the Shopper Specification Gemera, a really groundbreaking Megacar. Boasting quite a few thrilling updates and enhancements over the pre-series variations, the Shopper Specification Gemera units new benchmarks for the trade.”
Because the world’s first 4-seater Megacar, outlined by its awe-inspiring energy of over 1 megawatt, the Gemera was already a hanging feat of engineering. Nonetheless, the Shopper Specification model takes it even additional with pioneering developments. Initially, the plans have been to include the Koenigsegg Direct Drive system into the Gemera, as showcased within the 2020 Gemera present automobile and featured within the first operating prototypes. This ingenious and distinctive resolution, efficiently carried out within the Regera program, supplied an ideal mix of effectivity, energy, and drivability.
Nonetheless, throughout the growth course of, the Mild Velocity Transmission (LST) was launched within the acclaimed Jesko, which delivers unparalleled pleasure and efficiency. Its potential to take away the flywheel and clutch from the engine elevates driver engagement and exhilaration to unprecedented ranges.
“We couldn’t resist exploring the potential of incorporating these outstanding options and advantages into the Gemera manufacturing model, main us down an thrilling new growth path — the Mild Velocity Tourbillon Transmission (LSTT),” explains Christian.
To enrich the engine and the LSTT, the R&D workforce has additionally developed the “Darkish Matter” E-motor – an 800 hp, 1250 Nm patent-pending Raxial Flux E-motor that’s an evolutionary leap in electrical propulsion, representing the world’s strongest automotive-grade E-motor with 6-phase expertise. One Darkish Matter is now paired with the LSTT, as an alternative of three Quarks E-motors with the Direct Drive system. This makes the drivetrain lighter, smaller, and much more partaking. The LSTT four-wheel drive system with four-wheel torque vectoring may be powered by both the 800 hp Darkish Matter E-motor or the twin-turbo TFG, or a mixture of the 2, leading to a most output of 1400 hp and 1850 Nm.
Because of its new lighter electrical propulsion system and optimized use of the TFG’s rev vary with the LSTT, the Gemera’s acceleration and efficiency have been considerably improved in comparison with the earlier model which was already extraordinarily well-performing and quick. The Shopper Specification Gemera not solely retains its inherent qualities but in addition provides the lightness and responsiveness LST within the type of the LSTT. “We added ‘Tourbillon’ to the title of the LST, as this mechanism represents the automotive equal of a high-end Swiss watch and is just stunning,” explains Christian von Koenigsegg.
Designing a transmission that accommodates 4 seats, a mid-engine place, and electrical propulsion, and nonetheless manages to offer 9 gears, torque vectoring, and four-wheel drive at a decrease weight than ever seen earlier than required immense creativity and innovation. Within the spring of 2020, the world witnessed the introduction of the outstanding Koenigsegg Gemera idea. Now, Koenigsegg unveils the Shopper Specification Gemera and its birthplace, the Gripen Atelier, on the Koenigsegg Campus in Ängelholm, Sweden.
Even so, we’ve yet one more thrilling announcement—the Koenigsegg Gemera HV8 (Scorching V8) model. The HV8 elevates the Gemera past any Hypercar or Megacar and takes every thing to the subsequent degree. Earlier than we got here up with the LSTT, it was unimaginable to consider we might match a mid-engined V8 configuration within the Gemera, given the big occupant area compared to the compact dimension of the Gemera. Nonetheless, the format of the LSTT allowed us to do it. To make it occur, we needed to convert the Jesko V8 right into a so-called Scorching V8 the place the exhaust exits on the prime heart, however in any other case, it is rather just like the Jesko engine.
Combining the magnificent sound, responsiveness, and energy of the Jesko V8 with the daring engineering of the Gemera actually creates a brand new breed. With this new engine configuration, the Gemera boasts an astounding 1500 hp from the HV8 along with the 800 hp supplied by the Darkish Matter E-motor, leading to a complete of two,300 hp and a couple of,750 Nm of torque – a brand new world document for a manufacturing automobile.
“The Gemera HV8 isn’t solely probably the most highly effective and excessive manufacturing automobile on the planet Earth, with an astonishing 1,11 hp per kg, however it is usually probably the most sensible and user-friendly sports activities automobile ever created. Its unbelievable response, dealing with, engine sound, crisp transmission, spacious inside, and four-wheel-drive programs mix to create an unprecedented and unparalleled driving expertise, able to set quite a few information of efficiency round tracks and in straight traces. We’re extraordinarily proud to have introduced the Gemera HV8 to life and really a lot stay up for delivering this new degree of efficiency and expertise to our esteemed purchasers and followers,” says Christian.
The Gemera will begin manufacturing within the Gripen Atelier on the finish of 2024, with buyer deliveries within the first a part of 2025.