Koenigsegg Gemera Roars with a Record-Breaking 2300hp V8 Hybrid Powertrain

When Koenigsegg introduced the Gemera in 2020, it quickly garnered attention for its impressive performance and design. Now it again has drawn all attention towards itself as a four-seater “mega car,” generating over one megawatt of power. 

The Swedish car manufacturer has finalized the Gemera’s customer specifications, and it’s safe to say that the latest version takes power and performance to a whole new level, setting a remarkable world record for the most potent powertrain ever seen in a production car.

The Gemera’s original version featured a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine combined with three electric motors, resulting in an already impressive 1,700hp. However, the latest production-spec Gemera is available with two hybrid powertrains, both of which include a new radial-flux electric motor dubbed ‘Dark Matter.’ This potent motor alone churns out an astounding 800hp and 1,250Nm.

Now, the highlight of the show is the Gemera’s V8 hybrid powertrain, which boasts a staggering 2,300hp of power. To achieve this astonishing output, Koenigsegg opted to use the 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine from the Jesko hypercar. This engine is coupled with the ‘Dark Matter’ electric motor and is complemented by an evolution of Koenigsegg’s innovative clutchless and flywheel-less nine-speed gearbox.

This new combination reduces the powertrain’s overall size and weight and enhances its efficiency. Previously, the Gemera’s predecessor, the Koenigsegg Regera, utilized a direct-drive system with three electric motors and a fixed-ratio gearbox. In contrast, the Gemera’s revamped powertrain features an exhaust relocated above the engine, known as a ‘hot V8’ or HV8 configuration, slightly reducing the output to 1,500hp (from 1,600hp in the Jesko when running on E85 ethanol fuel).

Nevertheless, when combined with the 800hp electric motor, the Gemera’s ‘hot V8’ powertrain delivers a jaw-dropping 2,300hp and 2,750Nm, efficiently powering all four wheels.

Interestingly, the production Gemera still offers the option of the original 2.0-liter, three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, affectionately called ‘The Tiny Friendly Giant,’ producing a respectable 600hp. However, due to the shift to a single electric motor configuration, the total output is now 1,400hp, still making it one of the most potent hybrid powertrains in production.

Both powertrain options come equipped with a 14kWh battery and feature torque vectoring at each corner, enhancing agility and stability during high-speed maneuvers.

According to Christian von Koenigsegg, the company’s founder, the Gemara is not only the most powerful and extreme production car on the planet, boasting an astonishing 1.11hp per 1kg, but it also sets a new standard for practicality and user-friendliness in the sports car segment. 

Its exceptional response, handling, engine sound, smooth transmission, spacious interior, and advanced four-wheel-drive systems create an unparalleled driving experience, positioning it to set numerous performance records on both tracks and straight lines.

Remarkably, the Gemera marks Koenigsegg’s first foray into the GT (Grand Tourer) market, expanding beyond their traditional two-seat supercars. With its four seats and around 200 liters of storage space, the Gemera achieves a level of practicality that rivals most city cars.

At the beginning of 2025, deliveries of the Gemera are anticipated to begin. Production of the Gemera is scheduled to begin at Koenigsegg’s new Gripen Atelier factory next year. However, as only 300 units will be built, it will undoubtedly remain an exclusive and coveted piece of automotive engineering. 

While official prices have not been confirmed yet, it is expected to surpass the £1 million mark, given its boundary-pushing technologies and limited production, making it a truly exceptional and aspirational vehicle for the most discerning enthusiasts and collectors.