Koenigsegg described the Gemera as “the world’s first four-seater megacar” and it was impressive when the concept was introduced in 2020. In 2023, the marque decided to change up the powertrain options. One is impressive, the other is absolutely insane.
The original concept Gemera was equipped with 600 bhp twin-turbo 2.0-litre three-cylinder engine dubbed the Tiny Friendly Giant (TFG) in addition to three electric motors for four-wheel drive and a total of 1,676 hp.
Instead, they kept the TFG but incorporated the Light Speed Transmission (LST) that Koenigsegg developed for the Jesko. But it didn’t stop there. While they continued development work of the LST for the Gemera, they took it further and dubbed it the Light Speed Tourbillon Transmission (LSTT).
Both options pair the LSTT with the new Raxial Flux electric motor called “Dark Matter”, created by Koenigsegg. It weighs just 39kg and is capable of 800 hp which means if just one of these is fired up alongside the Tiny Friendly Engine, it has a total output of 1,400 hp and 1,850 Nm.
Those figures are smaller than the original concept promised, but the brand assures buyers that the new setup makes the drivetrain “lighter, smaller and even more engaging.”
“Thanks to its new lighter electric propulsion system and optimised use of the TFG’s rev range with the LSTT, the Gemera’s acceleration and performance have been significantly improved compared to the previous version that was already extremely well-performing and fast,” said Koenigsegg.
If that isn’t good enough for you, don’t worry, the other option includes an adapted 5.0-litre version of the Jesko’s twin-turbo V8. Dubbed the Koenigsegg Gemera HV8 (Hot V8), it’s capable of 1,500 hp with just the V8, while combined with the electric Dark Matter motor is capable of 2,300 hp and 2,750 Nm of torque (a new world record for a production car). It was originally thought to be impossible to fit a V8 into the Gemera, but the new LSTT is what made it all possible.
Boss Christian von Koenigsegg calls the HV8 “the most powerful and extreme production car on planet Earth” that astonishingly is “also the most practical and user-friendly sports car ever created.”
“Its incredible response, handling, engine sound, crisp transmission, spacious interior, and four-wheel-drive systems combine to create an unprecedented and unparalleled driving experience, ready to set numerous records of performance around tracks and in straight lines.”
So you’ve got the TFG with 1,400 hp or the HV8 with 2,300 hp. There’s even rumours of a “ghost package” that will provide an additional performance upgrade via an extended front splitter, S-duct, rear wing, and other aero tweaks. The only downside is the HV8 will allegedly cost $400,000 USD extra.
Production of the Gemera is set to start at the end of 2024 with plans to build 300 of them, while customer deliveries should be expected around early 2025.