It was a huge unfortunate time when one of the world’s biggest motor shows – Geneva Motor Show 2020 had to cancel due to the novel-Coronavirus situation. However, but for Koenigsegg Automotive, that was just a minor halt. And just recently, they surprisingly put out a presentation video, revealing their latest creation – Koenigsegg Gemera – the so-called “world’s first mega-GT”. It is elegant, it is gorgeous, and it would be a huge loss indeed had the company decided not to reveal it. And so with no further ado, let’s have a Koenigsegg Gemera first look!
The “Perfect Egg Shape”
Founded in 1994, Koenigsegg has always been a highly-accomplished automobile company. They have been bringing out many, many innovative designs and insane supercars, including the prolific names like Koenigsegg Agera, the Regera, the One:1, and the almost recently – Jesko.
One intriguing thing Koenigsegg mentioned in their Geneva Motor Show 2020 video is that: all of their design has been pursuing the egg-shape design. As they explained, the egg form is “strong, simple, and unquestionable”. And when the Koenigsegg Gemera finally entered the show, it was simply: breathtaking. Despite being their very first 4-seater model, Koenigsegg once again that they are an incredible company that always pays high attention to details. It is designed with practicality in mind, combining with the insane power to create the most powerful 4-seater GT to date. With that said, let’s take an even closer look at this beautiful masterpiece.
A High-Performance GT of great practicality
When we think about a GT, styling and design are not the only thing we have in mind. Practical usage is extremely important, and Koenigsegg Gemera fulfilled all of those aspects.
So in case you have not realized the egg shape, it is actually the shape of the cockpit. And that inspiration does not simply mean to sound cool. In fact, staying true to its name – Gemera (given by Koenigsegg’s mom) – meaning “to give more” in Swedish, the Koenigsegg Gemera does offer so many great things like:
- First, this cockpit is extremely spacious, even for a sports car. It can fit four 2-meter-height people and you do not even need to move the front seat in order to get into the rear seats.
- Second, Koenigsegg’s iconic door works extremely well with a 4-seater like the Gemera. There is only one door for each side, and it opens by lifting upwards, allowing ability to park right next to other cars. Furthermore, these doors are precisely calculated to make sure that passengers can easily get in and out of the car, both front and rear seats.
- Third, the door is designed to fit in the majority of garages in the world. It has a sensor system that stops the door from opening if there is nearby obstacle. And also, it will stop opening in lower height if there is not enough space (e.g. low ceiling).
And finally, we have to mention the storages which are really spacious. There are 2 storages, one at the front, and one at the rear. The front storage can carry a big luggage, while the rear storage can have three of them, which is fantastic for a GT.
“The World First Mega-GT”? Not so far-fetched after all
Koenigsegg Gemera is a mid-engined megacar, featuring a light-weight engine which we can see behind the rear seat. As Koenigsegg explained, the combustion engine is 600 hp and 600 Nm (or 443 lb-ft) of torque. And if that may not sound good enough for you, there are 3 electric motors and Koenigsegg’s single-speed direct-drive transmission working alongside the engine, making up a total of 1677 horsepower and 2581 lb-ft of torque! Not only that, the car can get from 0 to 60 mph in less than 1.9 sec! How crazy is that!? Thus, the car is designed for long travel, said to be capable of covering a long distance of 3000 km if it is fully charged.
That said, being fast is just one thing. The company also makes this car more nature-friendly by designing the engine to run on renewable fuels, which means the combustion engine does not depend on fossil fuel. This overall design makes the car 30% lighter than the pure electric car of the same range. It can allow the car to be more spacious, yet still agile, better cornering, better acceleration, better braking while still CO2 neutral if you can find the right fuel.
This design is interesting because nowadays, we gradually see a big trend of transitioning to electric vehicles from other automobile companies. Koenigsegg also discussed this point, stating that electric car is indeed great. However, they still have limitations in the current stage, including the lack of charging station and its application in the worldwide market. Based on his explanation, we believe that the Gemera represents a better alternative at the moment until the world is truly ready for full-electric vehicles.
And that’s it for now folk! What do you think of Koenigsegg Gemera? Feel free to share with us and for now, thank you and stay tuned for more news in the future!
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