Need a supercar with enough seats for the family? The Koenigsegg Gemera might just be your answer.
Featuring four individual bucket seats, a wheelbase similar to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class (3 meters long), two massive dihedral doors and an epic 1,268kW (1,700 HP) from its plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Gemera is dubbed the ‘Mega GT’ by its creator, Christian von Koenigsegg.
Revealed early last month from their stand at the cancelled Geneva Motor Show, the Gemera can sit four passengers comfortably and with room for their carry-on luggage on-board.
There’s plenty of creature comforts, too, like front and rear seat central infotainment screens, wireless smartphone chargers, Apple CarPlay, on board internet and Wi-Fi, an 11-speaker state-of-the-art sound system, three-zone climate control system and even dual cup-holders for each passenger.
The headline news of course is the Gemera’s new 2.0-litre twin-turbo three-cylinder (yes, three-cylinder!) Freevalve camless engine aptly named the Tiny Friendly Giant (TFG).
This novel internal combustion engine can run not only on petrol but also any renewable fuel source, including ethanol, CO2-neutral methanol and E85. It produces an impressive 448kW and 600Nm of torque, with the remaining 820kW coming for the three electric motors – one for each rear wheel and one on the crankshaft of the engine, essentially makes the Gemera an all-wheel drive.
Koenigsegg claims the car will hit 100km/h in a mere 1.9 seconds, while 0-400km/h will be accomplished in a record-matching pace.
The Gemera can also run purely on its three electric motors for approximately 50km at speeds of up to 300km/h.
Its carbon monocoque chassis features rear-wheel steering and all-wheel torque vectoring.
The company intends to put the Gemera into a limited production run of 300 units starting in 2022.