1700bhp Koenigsegg Gemera four-seat GT proven at The Quail
Beginning with the facility determine, Koenigsegg’s new format would possibly diverge from its ordinary V8 base, however lives as much as the popularity with a 1.27 megawatt, or 1700bhp (mixed) energy determine. Producing that energy are a complete of three electrical motors and an inside combustion engine, mixed with a small 16.6kWh lithium ion battery pack that additionally makes the Gemera a plug-in hybrid.
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Two of the electrical motors are located on the rear axle and energy every of the rear wheels. Collectively these motors produce an equal energy determine of 1100bhp, whereas the third, smaller electrical motor is mounted throughout the crankcase of the bespoke inside combustion engine.
The inner combustion engine itself, non-ironically named TFG (Tiny Pleasant Big) internally, is all-new and bespoke to Koenigsegg. It’s a 2-litre, three-cylinder twin-turbocharged petrol unit that’s dry-sumped, revs to 8500rpm and options infinitely variable valves (Freevalve in Koenigsegg communicate) which can be hydraulically-actuated quite than pushed off the camshaft. Energy figures are rated at a peak of 600bhp at 7500rpm, with 412lb ft of torque unfold between 2000-6000rpm.
The benefits of the Freevalve system are quite a few, however a spotlight is the way it’s capable of increase the twin-turbochargers. Every of the turbochargers are linked to a single valve from every cylinder. What Koenigsegg is ready to do is route all of the exhaust gases from the three cylinders into one turbocharger at medium-to-high load however low rpm, to get the turbo spinning sooner earlier than there’s ample stream to spin each – a intelligent, environment friendly approach of bettering response, with out throwing gas on the drawback (anti-lag anybody?)
To suit all of this new tech, plus 4 full-sized seats into the package deal, Koenigsegg has designed an all-new carbonfibre chassis topped and tailed by aluminum subframes, from which double-wishbone suspension hangs. The dampers are adaptive, and have hydraulically-adjustable trip adjustment and a nostril raise.
The design relies round a wholly new proportion set, however the aesthetics are shared, with an identical wrap-around entrance display screen and aspect window. The large doorways additionally open upwards and outwards (Koenigsegg doesn’t do regular doorways) revealing an inside dominated by a brand new floating central infotainment show and sprint format, highlighting the low scuttle and prolonged inside house.
Costs haven’t been specified as but, however like most, if not all Koenigseggs, the Gemera shall be nicely into seven figures. Prefer it has for a lot of its existence, Koenigsegg appears to be forging its personal path, one which actually doesn’t favour simplicity for simplicity’s sake.