Home » In Case 1,700 Horsepower Wasn’t Enough, The Koenigsegg Gemera Grand Tourer Will Also Reportedly Be Available With 2,300 Horsepower

In Case 1,700 Horsepower Wasn’t Enough, The Koenigsegg Gemera Grand Tourer Will Also Reportedly Be Available With 2,300 Horsepower

Koenigsegg Gemera Topshot
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With a new special edition Lamborghini or one-off Ferrari coming out seemingly every five seconds, it can be hard to keep track of everything going on in the upper echelon of our hobby and even easy to become a bit jaded. However, when Koenigsegg has something new, I pay attention. The production version of the Koenigsegg Gemera grand tourer has been reportedly unveiled at a private event and the Koenigsegg Registry reports that it will come with a second engine option.

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While the standard three-cylinder hybrid powertrain pumps out 1,700 horsepower [Editor’s Note: Seeing the words “three cylinder” by the number “1,700 hp” makes me feel funny in the netherwhatsits – JT], ticking the box for the twin-turbocharged V8 makes the Gemera good for 2,300 horsepower on E85. It almost sounds like a fake number, something so astronomical that it cannot possibly be correct, but it actually tracks. Koenigsegg’s Tiny Friendly Giant turbocharged triple that comes standard in the Gemera is rated for 600 horsepower and when combined with three electric motors, total system output is 1,700 horsepower. Koenigsegg built its name on ludicrously potent V8s with four figures of power, so a combined system output of 2,300 horsepower makes sense, as absurd as that sounds.

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Granted, such absurd power does come with absurd cost. To get the V8 upgrade, you’re reportedly looking at a premium of $400,000 over a standard Gemera, or $666.66 per extra pony. Nice. Oh, and the V8 comes attached to Koenigsegg’s Light Speed Transmission, a nine-speed affair that simulates a gated manual with a clutch in the CC850.

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Koenigsegg Gemera 3

While the V8 is certainly a flex, Koenigsegg touts a cruising range of 621 miles with the three-cylinder engine plus an all-electric range of 30 miles, which sounds a lot more usable than 2,300 horsepower. Then again, “usable” isn’t an adjective normally used to describe a seven-figure hyperexotic, but this is Koenigsegg we’re talking about. Nothing it makes is conventional.

Koenigsegg Gemera Interior

Another noteworthy change coming to the Koenigsegg Gemera is the use of actual mirrors instead of cameras. While this is due to U.S. regulations not permitting the use of side-view camera mirrors, it’s worth celebrating because camera mirrors are invariably terrible. Also available on the production car is the Ghost Package, an aggressive aerodynamic kit with a huge rear wing, larger front spoiler, extra ducting, and other bits that has the side effect of completely deleting the frunk. While I’m sure this package will pay dividends on track, the Gemera is so attractive without the extra adornment that going full aggro will only be for the brave few.

Koenigsegg Gemera 4

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As weird as it sounds, the Gemera will be the closest thing in existence to a mass-produced Koenigsegg. The brand plans to build 300 of these insane grand tourers in an expanded factory, which means you might actually see one in real life outside the confines of exotic car shows. First deliveries are expected in 2025, and you best believe that I’m stoked to hear tales of these things out in the wild.

(Photo credits: Koenigsegg)

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Myk El
Myk El
11 months ago

Gemera! Gemera!
Gemera is really neat!

Is it a friend to all children?
Any word if it’s full of meat?

(Someone here is gonna get this joke)

Thomas Metcalf
Thomas Metcalf
11 months ago

What are those little circles with x’s between the seats? Space age cup holders?

Austin Vail
Austin Vail
11 months ago
Reply to  Thomas Metcalf

That is in fact exactly what they are, in the announcement video they touted that the cupholders are both heated and cooled so you can have iced drinks next to cold drinks and both will stay at the temperature you want them to.

Jmfecon
Jmfecon
11 months ago

But it seems to me that it actually uses cameras instead of mirrors. Are the mirrors “standard” and the camera ones an “option”? Between quotes because it is strange what we can consider standard and option in a car like this.

Ron888
Ron888
11 months ago

Keonigseggs have never been pretty cars ,but this one comes close.Well done Mr K

Amschroeder5
Amschroeder5
11 months ago

While I get what Thomas and others are saying, I wholeheartedly disagree that in the real world, where real cars are dirty, obstructed, filled, used…. camera mirrors are actually worse.

Camera mirrors don’t become literally useless when you need to fold in a tight space. Camera mirrors don’t become useless when your rear hatch is tiny/nonexistent, or filled with shit.
Camera mirrors shockingly do better at dealing with rain (when placed properly), and even better at salt or dirt.

Side mirrors on many modern cars are also way too small to be really useful.

Now… obviously in an ideal world you have both systems, easily usable by the driver, used when the situations for each are most applicable…. but if I had to have 0 mirrors and a good set of cameras or a good set of mirrors and no cameras, give me cameras 365 days a year and twice on fridays.

Angrycat Meowmeow
Angrycat Meowmeow
11 months ago

The only hypercars worth caring about are Koenigseggs. The fact that they’re actually making several hundred is even better. I’m so over seeing “only 25 will be built and they were all sold to a prince already”.

FUCK YOU
FUCK YOU
11 months ago

Gordon Murray is also doing some really interesting stuff.

Gubbin
Gubbin
11 months ago

At the livestock auctions, you can buy actual living horses for roughly $666.66 per extra pony.

Newcarpetsmell
Newcarpetsmell
11 months ago

Maybe I can convince the bank this is a better investment than a house when applying for a loan.

Lokki
Lokki
11 months ago

Sigh. I love Koenigsegg cars, but horsepower is, well, just over.

It’s so 20th Century.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago
Reply to  Lokki

Nineteen hundreds technology at its finest.

Austin Vail
Austin Vail
11 months ago
Reply to  Lokki

Can’t wait for a wrecked Gemera to pop up in a salvage auction and get the hybrid parts ripped out because even with just the TFG it’s still a ridiculously fast car…

Joshua Petty
Joshua Petty
11 months ago

I have had the great pleasure to be at the Koenigsegg factory on two separate occasions, one of which included a full factory tour. It is an amazing place. Compact and efficient, especially considering they make as much as they can in house. I have huge respect for Christian Koenigsegg. He and his wife are lovely, approachable people. What an amazing company he has built. Also the cars are bonkers amazing. I’ll never be able to afford one, but if I had to have a hypercar, any of the Koenigseggs ticks the box.

Stacks
Stacks
11 months ago

I agree with you about the looks but I’m kind of thinking that by the time you hit 2300 horsepower looks may not be as important as all that extra aero, if you want to drive this thing twice.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

2’300 HP?! $666.66 per extra pony?!
At a rate of one pony per second that gives me roughly 40 minutes of bowel emptying, laugh-crying bliss before it kills me.
Sorry about the nightmares first responders.
This isn’t a car. It’s a high end suicide booth.
I regret nothing! See you in hell fuckos!

Last edited 11 months ago by Phantom Pedal Syndrome
CarlosMachina
CarlosMachina
11 months ago

2300 HP? Is that all? Pish Posh.

Fire Ball
Fire Ball
11 months ago

Seems like a good way to scare the living crap out of three friends.

But… you can also do that with a rusted out Dodge Neon.

Oafer Foxache
Oafer Foxache
11 months ago
Reply to  Fire Ball

“I’ve fitted Toyota floormats to my Pinto… wanna come for a ride?”

Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
11 months ago
Reply to  Fire Ball

“Seems like a good way to scare the living crap out of three friends.

But… you can also do that with a rusted out Dodge Neon”

Not necessarily. I’ve had friends whose youthful sense of invunerability had them gleefully bombing about country back roads at triple digit speeds in a clapped out, former dumpster of a Datsun 510 on four bald bias ply tires and an unmuffled ~150 HP L18SSS Japanese police car engine.

Darwin be damned, somehow they lived.

CSRoad
CSRoad
11 months ago
Reply to  Cheap Bastard

On a mission from God!

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