Koenigsegg not too long ago held an occasion to have fun an enlargement of its campus headquarters in Angelholm, Sweden. We obtained some preliminary bits out of it from Koenigsegg Registry, specializing in adjustments to the production-spec Gemera resembling the choice to swap the turbocharged 2.0-liter three-cylinder engine for the 5.0 TTV8 from the Jesko. It seems to be just like the Swedes saved the juiciest particulars for now. Coming straight from founder and boss Christian von Koenigsegg, the Gemera hasn’t solely been improved by rather a lot, it is obtained some excellent new tech that began with the query of an engine and transmission swap.
Engineers had developed a nine-speed gearbox referred to as the Mild Pace Transmission (LST) for the Jesko’s TTV8. The LST dispenses with a flywheel and clutch or hydraulic coupling, making the TTV8 engine’s output shaft the LST’s enter shaft. Sooner or later throughout Gemera improvement, somebody questioned if the Gemera may match the TTV8 and LST as a substitute of the deliberate Direct Drive transmission from the Koenigsegg Regera. The quick story is the engineers answered that query within the affirmative with what’s now referred to as the LSTT, the Mild Pace Tourbillon Transmission. Within the lingo of jewel-like Swiss watch internals, a “tourbillon” is a mechanical characteristic that makes a watch extra correct. Transforming the LST for its new employment made it smaller, lighter, and higher.
Alongside that, engineers created a brand new six-phase e-motor to exchange the three, three-phase Quark e-motors that had been paired with the two.0-liter Tiny Pleasant Big (TFG) engine. The one motor to rule all of them is known as Darkish Matter, designed as a mix of radial flux and axial flux topologies referred to as “raxial.” Within the authentic powertrain, two of the Quark motors on the rear axle may every make a most 500 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, the third Quark on the crankshaft made 400 hp and 369 lb-ft. transmission. Their mixed output in operation got here to 1,100 hp.
The Darkish Matter makes 800 hp and 922 lb-ft. Pairing a single Darkish Matter with the LSTT makes the TFG powertrain lighter and smaller, bettering acceleration and efficiency. New management logic means the Darkish Matter can drive the Gemera by itself, the TFG can energy the automotive, or each might be referred to as to motion. When working collectively, max output involves 1,400 horsepower and 1,365 pound-feet of torque. The Gemera retains its all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and torque vectoring.
Due to the extra compact transmission and single e-motor, the TTV8 may discover a house within the Gemera’s engine bay. That required extra improvement, principally altering the turbo setup to a sizzling vee, placing the exhaust into the valley between the cylinders. Be aware the extra pronounced pipes rising from beside the rear window.
Earlier information stated going to the V8 would add $400K to the Gemera’s value. It additionally makes an enormous distinction to output. With 1,500 hp coming from the TTV8 and 800 hp coming from the Darkish Matter, last output is rated at 2,300 hp and a couple of,028 lb-ft. of torque. Effectively then.
This Gemera iteration is known as the Shopper Specification. It is what those that managed to get on the Germera reservation record will fly to Sweden to configure within the new extension referred to as the Gripen Atelier. Manufacturing begins towards the tip of subsequent yr, first deliveries deliberate for early 2025.