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Koenigsegg Gemera Gets Jesko's V8 for Insane Horsepower

Koenigsegg Gemera is a force of nature as it is. But the Swedish carmaker has big plans for the world's first four-set hypercar. They decided to put the Jesko's V8 in it.
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The Gemera is one crazy machine. It is powered by a three-cylinder 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine, rated at 590 hp (599 ps) driving the front wheels. But that's not all. The model sports three electric motors, one on the crankshaft, while the other two engage the rear wheels. The three of them and the ICE work together for a total of 1,700 hp (1,724 PS) and 2,581 lb-ft (3,500 Nm). Maximum torque is – are you sitting down right now? – 8,133 lb-ft (11,000 Nm)!

Furthermore, the company's first four-seat hypercar comes with all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and torque vectoring. Those figures and these features right here can take it from 0 to 62 mph (97 kph) in 1.9 seconds and make it hit a top speed of 249 mph (400 kph).

The people at Koenigsegg still believe that is not enough. That is how they came up with the idea of transplanting Jesko's heart into the Gemera.

At the inauguration of the expended factory in Angelholm, Sweden, company founder Christian von Koenigsegg made the announcement: the Gemera is getting the 5.0-liter V8, also used in the Agera. If customers are willing to pay $400,000 for the optional engine, that is. That is how much the range-topping engine will cost for those who want to spec a V8-powered Gemera.

What do customers get for the money?

The Jesko's V8 is one mad engine. Integrated into the hybrid system of the Gemera, it would take it all the way to 2,269 hp (2,300 PS) and 2,028 lb-ft (2,750 Nm) of torque when it runs on E85 fuel. The V8 develops 1,603 hp (1,625 PS) and 1,106 lb-ft (1,500 Nm) on E85 biofuel by itself.

The transplant brings along a new transmission, capable of dealing with so much horsepower and torque, as the Gemera is going from the Hydracoup Direct Drive to the nine-speed Light Transmission of the Jesko. The liquid-cooled 16.6-kWh battery pack makes the car able to drive for up to 31 miles (50 kilometers) before it needs to be plugged in again.

Revealed on March 3, 2020, the Gemera featured cameras instead of side mirrors. But, considering the fact that they are not yet legal everywhere in the world (the United States included), Koenigsegg will have to make do with the conventional mirrors.

Only 300 units will roll off the assembly line at the extended factory in Sweden. Customers will also be able to tick the Ghost Package box, that adds several aero tweaks. Deliveries are set to kick off in 2025.



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