THE HYBRID THREE-CYLINDER KOENIGSEGG GEMERA PRODUCES 1,700BHP
The all-new Koenigsegg Gemera is a four-seater, three-cylinder Hypercar that produces 1,700bhp.
Firstly, the iconic and highly anticipated Geneva Motorshow 2020 in Switzerland, was cancelled to non-other than the eyebrow-raising Coronavirus. The Swiss government banned gatherings of 1000 or more people at the time to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
However, Koenigsegg was still adamant to at least make use of their space at the empty halls of the Motorshow to film their unveiling of their new Hypercar. Top Gear arranged with Koenigsegg CEO, Christian Von Koenigsegg, to have a chat about their new invention because what they have created is incredibly unique.
The most noticeable part of the new Koenigsegg Gemera is that it is a four-seater, making this the first of its kind hypercar ever produced. Christian had the idea more than two years before its development, stating that this is what he personally wanted to own and that he believes he spotted a gap in the market for such a car.
In order for the Koenigsegg Gemera to accommodate two extra seats, the whole vehicle needed to be bigger, especially in length. The team opted to design the car as a coupe with two scissor-doors but to keep it proportional to the eye while maintaining its increased size. Things such as the door handles were deleted completely, relying purely on a remote to function. The revolutionary wheels are also newly designed, breaking the record for the largest fully carbon fibre wheels fitted to a production car... 21" in the front and 22" at the back.
If that was not exciting enough, the new Koenigsegg Gemera is a plug-in hybrid too, with three electric motors that produce around 1100bhp. There is a motor on each rear wheel and another on the crankshaft. The combustion engine is unheard of three-cylinder, 2-litre, twin-turbo 3-valve engine with a dry sump.
You might think that it will sound pretty darn awful, but, get this, Koenigsegg got rid of the traditional camshaft and re-engineered the stoke process. They did this by designing actuators over each valve to have full control over the valve timing without having to bother with a camshaft. This will aid in optimal performance, as well as a much better engine sound.
This revolutionary new Koenigsegg Gemera pushes out 1.27 megawatts or 1700bhp at 3500Nm of neck-snapping torque, which will rocket you from standstill to 100km/h in just 1.9 seconds.
According to Christian Von Koenigsegg, 300 Gemera will be produced, another record for Koenigsegg.
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