Every now and then, a car comes along that is unlike anything to come before it. The Koenigsegg Gemera is one of those cars.
Unveiled 12 months ago, the Gemera is a four-seater that looks like a two-seater and promises hypercar levels of performance. Doug DeMuro recently had the opportunity to check out a prototype up-close and was left very impressed with what he found.
While the Gemera featured in this review isn’t functional, meaning DeMuro wasn’t able to drive it, he was still able to dissect the exterior and interior of the Swedish ‘Mega-GT’, as well as outline some key powertrain details and performance statistics.
Most of the review is focused on the interior, and for good reason. While the Gemera only has two (admittedly large) doors and might fool you into thinking it’s a two-seater, it can actually accommodate four. Moreover, the rear seats offer heaps of leg and headroom, even for taller passengers. The interior is also loaded with heaps of neat features, including no less than four heated and four cooled cup holders. There’s also a floating orb that sits above the dashboard and houses two lenses for what is essentially a 360-degree camera. Other features of the cabin include ambient lighting, 11-speakers, WiFi, and two large infotainment screens with one at the front and one at the rear.
Then there’s the powertrain – and what a powertrain it is. Slotted behind the cabin is a tiny 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged three-cylinder Freevalve engine that produces 600 hp and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. Supplementing this engine, known as the Tiny Friendly Giant, are three electric motors that add 1,100 hp, resulting in a combined 1,700 hp and 2,581 lb-ft (3,500 Nm).