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2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Gemera Transforms into 2,300hp Hybrid V8 Monster

Meet what is arguably the most powerful and extreme production car on earth. Unveiled this week, the wild Koenigsegg Gemera takes four-seater GT motoring to unhinged levels, courtesy of stratospheric power output and a radical design language.

  • Model: Koenigsegg Gemera
  • Engine and Performance:
    • Engine: 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged three-cylinder engine (nicknamed the “Tiny Friendly Giant” or TFG)
    • Combined with three electric motors
    • Total power output: Approximately 1,700 horsepower from the engine and 600 horsepower from the electric motors, totalling around 2,300 horsepower
    • Torque: Over 3,500 Nm combined
  • Drivetrain:
    • All-wheel drive
    • All-wheel steering for enhanced maneuverability
  • Battery and Charging:
    • 15 kWh lithium-ion battery pack
    • Electric-only range of up to 50 kilometres (31 miles)
  • Performance:
    • 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in approximately 1.9 seconds
    • Top speed: Estimated to exceed 400 km/h (248 mph)
  • Transmission:
    • Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD), a single-speed transmission
  • Interior and Technology:
    • Four-seater configuration, unusual for a hypercar
    • Luxury features include memory foam seats, an infotainment system with multiple screens, and a state-of-the-art sound system
    • Advanced driver assistance systems and safety technologies
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: Approximately 4,975 mm
    • Width: 1,988 mm
    • Height: 1,295 mm
  • Chassis and Body:
    • Carbon fibre monocoque chassis
    • Lightweight construction for optimal performance and safety

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2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg
2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg

First shown in 2020, the Gemera made its debut with a three-cylinder engine coupled with three electric motors. The power output was billed at 1,700 bhp, however, the Swedish hypercar maker has been busy tweaking its latest creation.

For the latest edition, Koenigsegg has added a new powertrain and the option to cram a V8 engine in for good measure. Even the production-spec Gemera has been upgraded, with the option to bolster the 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 seen on the Jesko to push the combined power output towards a scarcely believable 2,300 hp.

2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg
2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg

Another big change is the inclusion of the “Dark Matter” E-motor which replaces the trio of motors on the concept version. This motor produces 800 hp and 1250 Nm, and has been coupled with the Light Speed Transmission (LST) also seen on the Jesko.

Hence, the LSTT (Light Speed Tourbillon Transmission) four-wheel drive system with four-wheel torque vectoring can be powered by either the 800 hp Dark Matter E-motor or the twin-turbo TFG, or a combination of the two. The result of this is a maximum output of 1400 hp and 1850 Nm for the client specification Gemera. 

2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg
2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg

However, for the Gemera HV8 (Hot V8) version, the same electric powertrain is shoehorned along with the V8 which results in an astonishing 1,11 hp per kg. Just like on the Jesko, the LST removes the flywheel and clutch from the engine hence, it revs faster like a superbike and helps to provide faster gear changes.

“We could not resist exploring the possibility of incorporating these remarkable features and benefits into the Gemera production model, leading us down an exciting new development path — the Light Speed Tourbillon Transmission (LSTT),” explained Christian von Koenigsegg, founder and CEO of the hypercar brand.

2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg
2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg

The production spec car also maintains the sleek styling of the concept version while the massive dihedral doors are also very much present. Somewhat bizarrely, the Gemera is also spacious enough for four passengers and comes with the addition of individual heated seats and cupholders. And, if flying through the streets at near-mach levels of speed gets boring for your passengers, there’s also a giant 13-inch screen at the back. 

Only 300 of these mad four-seater creations would be made in 2024, plus the brand has upgraded its factory with the launch of ‘The Gripen Atelier’. This will include new design, production, office, and showroom space dedicated to the Gemera lineup and future models.

2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg
2024 Koenigsegg Gemera | Image: Koenigsegg