Koenigsegg Gemera Gets 2300-HP Jesko V-8 Option

Koenigsegg has released more information on the production version of its first four-seater, the Gemera, more than three years following the car’s initial debut. The Swedish supercar company has implemented some serious changes that promise to make its “family” car even more wild than we first anticipated.

Originally, the Gemera was supposed to have just one drivetrain option: A 600-hp three-cylinder paired to three electric motors, for a total output of 1700 hp. Clearly that wasn’t ridiculous enough, because Koenigsegg went back to the drawing board and ripped out the three e-motors in favor of a new, single electric motor called Dark Matter. It’s a six-phase unit that makes 800 hp and 922 lb-ft of torque on its own. Combined with the Tiny Friendly Giant inline-three, the Gemera makes 1400 hp and 1364 lb-ft of torque. Power gets to all four wheels via the nine-speed, seven-clutch Light Speed Transmission (LST) also found in the Jesko.

Things get even crazier. If 1400 hp somehow isn’t satisfactory, buyers can opt to replace the 600-hp three-cylinder with the Jesko’s 1500-hp twin-turbo V-8. When combined with the Dark Matter e-motor, total output jumps to a staggering 2300 hp and 2028 lb-ft of torque on E85 fuel, numbers Koenigsegg says are new records for a production car. According to Egg Registry, the V-8 is a $400,000 option.

Koenigsegg revealed the Gemera all the way back in March 2020, but says production won’t start until the end of 2024, with deliveries set for early 2025. So if you have a reservation slot, be prepared to sit around for a coupe more years until your car shows up. Something tells us it’ll be worth the wait.

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