Koenigsegg Gemera. Image source: Koenigsegg Automotive, AB
Swedish exotic car specialist Koenigsegg terms the Gemera a “megacar,” which sounds like hyperbole, but which might be supportable by the car’s crazy specifications. Consider that it employs a 600-horsepower 3-cylinder engine mounted in the middle of the car that drives the front wheels. It is augmented by a 400-horsepower electric motor powering the front wheels and a pair of 500-horsepower electric motors for the rear wheels. Peak system power is 1,700 horsepower.
The car’s 800-volt 15 kilowatt-hour battery pack stores enough energy for 31 miles of electric-only driving range, while the combustion engine can burn pure alcohol or methanol for reduced CO2 footprint. It can also accommodate the more commonly available E85 ethanol/gasoline blend or even straight gasoline if needed.
The Gemera is Koenigsegg’s first four-seater and production is limited to 300 examples. The company explains that the car’s name is not a reference to the similarly spelled Japanese movie monster, but rather to the Swedish term “ge,” which means “to give” and “mera,” which means “more.”