Over three years have passed since the unveiling of the Koenigsegg Gemera, a remarkable four-seat hypercar renowned for its impressive 1,700 hp generated by a 3-cylinder engine combined with three electric motors.
In recent times, a new wave of electric hypercars has emerged, boasting power outputs surpassing 2,000 hp. Notably, the Lotus Evija, with its extraordinary 2,011-hp output, currently holds the title of the world’s most potent production car.
However, Koenigsegg is preparing to respond to this challenge, and their solution lies in the tried-and-tested realm of a V-8 engine.
According to reports from the Koenigsegg enthusiast website Egg Registry, Koenigsegg recently held a gathering with dealers and customers to commemorate the completion of a plant expansion dedicated to supporting Gemera production. During this event, the company announced its plans to offer a V-8 engine as an alternative to the previously unveiled turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-3 engine at the Gemera’s 2020 Geneva auto show debut.
The V-8 engine in question is the same turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 found in the Koenigsegg Jesko. When combined with the Gemera’s electric motors and fueled by E85, it is expected to generate an astounding 2,300 hp. The 3-cylinder engine will continue to be available as the standard option, while the V-8 engine will be offered as a $400,000 upgrade.
The electric aspect of the Gemera’s powertrain remains unchanged for both engine options. It relies on Koenigsegg’s own Quark electric motor, which weighs a mere 63 pounds but can deliver up to 335 hp. The Gemera incorporates three of these electric motors, along with Koenigsegg’s proprietary inverter, affectionately named David. Powering these electric motors is a 15-kilowatt-hour battery.
Koenigsegg has previously boasted a 0-62 mph time of 1.9 seconds and a record-breaking top speed of 248 mph using the 3-cylinder engine.
Additionally, as per the Egg Registry, Koenigsegg intends to equip the Gemera with conventional side mirrors instead of the previously showcased camera-based version, to meet U.S. regulatory requirements. The vehicle will also offer an aerodynamics package known as the Ghost Package.
Koenigsegg has previously announced that only 300 units of the Gemera will be produced, with deliveries estimated to commence around 2025.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about hypercar performance
What is the power output of the Koenigsegg Gemera?
The Koenigsegg Gemera offers a remarkable power output of up to 2,300 hp when equipped with the optional V-8 engine upgrade, making it a powerhouse among hypercars.
How does the Gemera compare to other electric hypercars?
While new electric hypercars have emerged with high power outputs, such as the Lotus Evija, the Gemera’s V-8 engine upgrade allows it to compete in terms of performance and power, offering an impressive alternative in the segment.
What is the standard engine option for the Gemera?
The Gemera comes standard with a 3-cylinder engine, generating 1,700 hp. This engine provides an excellent balance of power and efficiency, making the Gemera a versatile hypercar.
Will the Gemera have a limited production run?
Yes, Koenigsegg plans to produce only 300 units of the Gemera, ensuring its exclusivity in the automotive market.
What are the additional features mentioned for the Gemera?
According to reports, the Gemera will now feature conventional side mirrors instead of the camera-based version, to meet U.S. regulatory requirements. It will also offer an aerodynamics package known as the Ghost Package, enhancing its performance and aesthetics.
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