Looking for a hybrid to haul the family around, but want something a little more sporty? How about the new 1,677 hp, four-seater Koenigsegg Gemera?
Oh, sure a turbocharged hypercar that can go from 0 to 62 mph in 1.9 seconds might be a bit more car than you need to take the kids to soccer practice, but just think of the time you’ll save!
The sequentially turbocharged 2.0 liter inline-three engine, nicknamed the “Tiny Friendly Giant,” puts out 592 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Add in the three electric motors and Koenigsegg’s single-speed direct-drive transmission and you get 1,677 horsepower and 2581 lb-ft of torque.
Yes, a 500 horsepower electric motor for each rear wheel, 395 horsepower electric motor and 592 horsepower combustion engine powering the front wheels, may be overkill for picking up some groceries, but hey, the Gemera can go for 621 miles before needing a recharge or refueling. That’s economical AF!
Dubbed the “world’s first Mega-GT,” the Gemera, Koenigsegg’s first all-wheel-drive model is also “one of the safest megacars out there,” says the company.
“The Gemera has a very strong carbon fiber monocoque, six smart airbags, stability control, TC, ABS and ADAS 2.5,” they state. “It lacks nothing in ultimate safety.”
Basically they’ve created a completely new vehicle category – the hypercar family car.
“The idea basically came about probably in 2004,” Christian von Koenigsegg told Maxim. “My wife and I had our first son in 2001, and I noticed that I couldn’t take the family out in a two-seater. So I started thinking: Is there a way to have the sensation of a mid-engine two seater—which is totally different than a front-engine car—and still have space for four full grownups? Without the compromise you have in other GT cars where you cram them in the back…. I just felt there has got to be a way to have this Koenigsegg DNA in a four seater.”
Just imagine rolling up to your kid’s school completely silent using just the Gemera’s three electric motors at 186 mph.
Oh, and according to Koenigsegg’s Head of Design, Sasha Selipanov, the Gemera can also hold four pieces of cabin luggage.
The Gemera is limited to an edition of 300 cars so hurry and get your order in now.