The first-ever Koenigsegg four-seater is undergoing testing.
The Koenigsegg Gemera was first revealed to us two years ago as the Swedish automaker's first four-seater. Koenigsegg calls this novel new creation a 'Mega GT' and with a price tag of $1.7 million, it's clear that everything about this car is crazy. The novel coupe is powered by three electric motors working in conjunction with a 2.0-liter three-pot Freevalve engine. Together, these components make up a package known as the 'Tiny Friendly Giant,' which here generates 1,727 horsepower and 2,581 lb-ft of torque. Along with blistering performance, the Gemera is expected to offer super-fast charging thanks to an 800-volt battery, but how far along is development? After all, this car is set to introduce a number of innovations.
In the above video, we see "the first driving Gemera prototype, with all systems on board," as presented by company founder Christian von Koenigsegg. Flanked by the first Jesko prototype and the first Regera prototype, the Gemera certainly does not look out of place despite its four-passenger capacity. The charismatic company boss admits that very little information has been made available on the car's development up until now, but that this will be changing going forward and that "more and more information" will be released as development continues. Interestingly, CvK notes that the four-seat configuration is a "time-saver," as it allows three developers to go out on track with the driver, thus allowing all the technology to be advanced simultaneously.
CvK concedes that Koenigsegg is "still very much in the development phase" as tuning of the exhaust note and throttle response continues. Nevertheless, he gives us a little taste of what to expect by firing the Gemera up, giving it a little squirt, and then parking it again. He explains that the car is currently being limited to 4,500 rpm and that the team will now be working with more of the rev range and unlocking more of the available power. Sadly, we aren't given any indication of when lucky buyers can expect deliveries, but when it comes to Koenigsegg, it's always worth the wait.