Koenigsegg Gemera Boosts Output to 2300 HP with New Optional V-8

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  • Koenigsegg revealed the official production specification for the four-seat Gemera, with deliveries scheduled for 2025.
  • The Gemera will now be available with a V-8 hybrid powertrain, churning out 2300 hp and 2028 pound-feet of torque.
  • Koenigsegg will still offer the unorthodox inline-three engine, and the company also designed a new electric motor for the Gemera’s hybrid component.

CORRECTION 7/25/23: This story previously included an incorrect power figure as the result of a conversion error and has been updated to correctly state the Gemera’s power output as 2300 hp.

Jaws dropped around the world when Koenigsegg first took the wraps off the Gemera in 2020, with the dramatic four-seat supercar packing 1677 horsepower and an innovative turbocharged three-cylinder engine that doesn’t feature camshafts. Now, three years later, Koenigsegg has unveiled the production specification for the Gemera, bringing major changes including an optional new powertrain that bumps the headlining figure to a mind-bending 2300 hp.

Most of the changes for production are under the skin, with only minor tweaks to the front bumper. The Gemera still sports slippery, low-slung bodywork, which looks resplendent in this emerald green shade paired with gold wheels. The only other noticeable visual difference are the real sideview mirrors, which replace the futuristic cameras on the original show car.

One of the most significant updates is the inclusion of the Light Speed Transmission (LST), first developed for the two-seater Jesko hypercar. The Gemera was originally designed with the single-speed direct-drive transmission that Koenigsegg pioneered on the Regera, but the Swedish automaker decided to incorporate the Jesko’s nine-speed automatic gearbox into the Gemera. Rechristened as the “Light Speed Tourbillon Transmission” (LSTT), referencing the mechanical precision of fancy Swiss watches, the transmission does away with the flywheel, with the input shaft directly linked to the engine’s crankshaft. This allows for extremely rapid shifts, and Koenigsegg claims it makes the Gemera even more engaging to drive.

The 2020 Gemera show car paired that experimental 2.0-liter inline-three with a trio of electric motors, but for the production-spec car, Koenigsegg has simplified the powertrain. This is the result of a new electric motor developed by the Swedish performance experts. Dubbed the “Dark Matter,” the new “Raxial Flux” (a combination of radial and axial flux) motor produces 800 hp and 922 pound-feet of torque. This potent output means the Gemera now packs just the one e-motor, reducing weight and saving space versus the previous setup.

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