One of the biggest events for car enthusiasts has been cancelled. After several people tested positive for CONVID-19 in Switzerland, the government decided to forbid any events with an expected attendance of more than 1000 people. Unfortunately, this was the case for the GIMS 2020 (Geneva International Motor Show) during early March. However, this didn’t stop some car manufacturer from releasing some stunners. Bugatti introduced the Chiron Pur Sport, Bentley the Bacalar but the Swedish car maker Koenigsegg made the most noise with their Hypercar the Gemera.
To be honest, I didn’t expect to see something like the Gemera so soon from Koenigsegg. I heard some rumors about a four-seater, but you know, I thought they were just rumors. In this case the rumors were true, Koenigsegg officially dropped the bomb and introduced a “family wagon” in its product line. According to the Swedish car manufacturer the hypercar accelerates from 0-100 km/h in only 1.9 seconds. Yep, read that again! A four-seater that vaults in 1.9 seconds to 100km/h – I mean, you can save going on the roller-coaster ride with the kids. Just take them for a spin in the Gemera.
The power output of the hypercar is 1677 horsepower coming from a sequentially turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-three and works in conjunction with three electric motors. The Gemera can travel on the 15.0-kWh battery alone for a claimed 31 miles. In hybrid mode, the range is 590 miles. For those who think the car is going to be silent, you will be disappointed. Koenigsegg decided to equip the Gemera with a titanium exhaust from Akrapovic, and every car enthusiast knows exactly what this means. The front is equipped with 21- inch wheels, while it’s 22 inches for the back.
As for most Koenigseggs, the Gemera's chassis consist of a carbon-fiber tub and aluminum sub-structures. The upward-opening doors are huge and allow front and back seat passengers to get in the car simultaneously.
Similar to the Tesla Model 3 the Gemera has one big screen in the middle of the dashboard and one in the back, each 13.0 inches. Personally, I prefer when huge screens like this are integrated into the line and design of the interior. Otherwise, it looks like a giant iPad stuck in the middle of the dashboard. Sorry Koenigsegg, sorry Tesla, but this could have been so much better. Fun fact here, the car has 8 cupholders. No joke, 4 in the front and 4 in the back.
On the other hand, you get props for your rearview mirrors. Koenigsegg replaced traditional mirrors with cameras and placed two additional screens on the inside of the car. One on each side to reflect the back view via the cameras. In the picture below, you can see that the left camera reflects the lights of the exhibition hall as the door opens and the camera is oriented upwards.
An official price has not been released yet, however, according to some rumors the starting price for one of the hypercars’ limited 350 units will be USD 1.9 million.
The car has already garnered huge attention on social media and thus far the feedback has been extremely positive, but is it a good product fit for the Swedish car manufacturer? Only time will tell if it was a masterstroke or madness.
One thing is for sure, it is one of the coolest “family wagons” ever made and you would definitely be the coolest dad driving such a stunning car.
Not officially released
Whenever you want to make your kids happy. You will be probably the coolest dad driving such a family wagon.
I love the effort made for the rearview mirrors. The screens inside of the car are the next step of technology. Audi did it before but Koenigsegg is the first hyper car who replaces the rearview mirror completely.
Photography: Philipp Rupprecht