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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

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Koenigsegg Gemera

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020


Although it’s a mint judgment for a brand, a Gemera looks matching to other Koenigsegg supercars past and present. We can see facilities borrowed from a Jesko, a Regera, and even a dropped Agera.

However, we don’t see many similarity here. The CC was heavily desirous by supercars from a early 1990s and featured a blunt nose with rather little openings. It also featured large, swept-back headlamps. The Gemera looks totally opposite and many some-more complicated in a front. The fender sports a some-more organic pattern with a far-reaching grille that becomes incomparable during a corners, while a nose pops out in a front of a fascia. It also sports a separate diffuser during a bottom, while a headlamps are skinny and wide.

But like any Koenigsegg built so far, a Gemera facilities a brief front hood, a underline that comes with many mid-engined supercars. Similarities continue over a tip with a wrap-around windshield desirous by jet fighters, dark A-pillars, and a tilted behind section.

Moving onto a sides, a Gemera looks as assertive as any other Koenigsegg built so far. It facilities brief overhangs, robust nonetheless streamlined fenders, and a roof territory drops dramatically toward a rear. But a form also showcases dual singular features. For starters, a roof extends all a approach to a corner of a deck. That’s given Koenigsegg indispensable additional room toward a behind for a engine, that has been pushed serve behind to competence approach for a behind seats.

Of course, a wheelbase is also longer than a customary Koenigsegg. The Gemera measures accurately 3 meters (or 118.1 inches) between a wheels. That’s 12.1 inches some-more than a Jesko and 13.3 inches some-more than a Regera.

The Gemera doesn’t underline normal mirrors, carrying been transposed with rear-facing cameras mounted on little posts during a bottom of a A-pillars. These cameras send images to displays mounted inside a cabin.

The behind finish isn’t as assertive as a Koenigsegg siblings. Thanks to a prolonged roof that descends toward a tip of a rug lid, a Gemera boasts a styling vibe matching to British grand tourers. The taillights lay aloft in a fascia on this model, while a big, integrated spoiler forms a grand duck-tail design.

Unlike many supercars, a Gemera underline top-exiting empty pipes. These pop-out by a behind territory of a roof, on any side of a window that provides entrance to a engine.


The interior of a Gemera is once again informed if you’ve seen other Koenigsegg models. The dashboard is as elementary as they get, with a lowered core territory that provides support for a vast infotainment arrangement on a core stack. While many cars underline vast instrument clusters as well, Koenigsegg opted to keep things elementary with a little shade placed on a mainstay of a steering wheel. This arrangement shows customarily critical opening information, customarily like in bone-fide competition cars. Everything else, including map navigation and battery info, is shown on a executive screen.

Just like a dashboard, a doorway panels are utterly simple. In this car, they come in a two-tone finish. There are a tip and reduce areas in black, relating a executive seats and a dashboard, and a yellow core territory matching to a headliner, a core console armrest, and a chair bolsters.

They underline Koenigsegg badges on a headrests and a Swedish dwindle below.

The structure and a seatback are done from carbon-fiber, as are a core console and sections of a dashboard. Of course, there’s approach some-more carbon-fiber inside a cabin, though many of it is dark underneath a upholstery.

So far, a outline is matching to other Koenigsegg interiors. But things spin a lot some-more engaging behind a front seats. While all a other Koenigseggs built until now underline an engine behind a front seats, a Gemera comes with an additional span of seats.

Koenigsegg has nonetheless to recover specific dimensions, though a photos endorse rear-seat legroom is indeed a bit improved than compress sedans. The Gemera competence indeed contest with midsize four-doors in this department, that is unequivocally impressive.

Furthermore, a behind seats are matching to those in a front. They’re not smaller as it happens in other oppulance grand tourers, so we’re looking during a correct four-seater and not customarily a saved sports automobile with children seats in a rear. Impressively enough, a Gemera also facilities 8 cupholders. Not two, not four, though eight! That’s dual per passenger. What’s more, 4 cupholders are cooled, while a other 4 are heated. So any newcomer can suffer both cold and prohibited beverages if he wants to.

The Gemera is also propitious with a three-zone meridian control system, energy windows, a reward audio complement with 11 speakers, Apple CarPlay, USB ports, and dual preliminary phone chargers. Tech includes a bird’s eye perspective parking assistance system, front and behind parking sensors, and a vicinity insurance complement for a programmed doors.

Trunk space is apparently singular in a Gemera, though a Swedish four-seater offers some-more luggage room than many supercars and grand tourer. Again, there are no specific numbers available, though a behind case is vast adequate for 3 carry-on trolleys. A smaller storage space underneath a front hood houses a fourth trolley of matching size. This means that any newcomer can move carry-on luggage, so we can indeed share this supercar automobile with family and friends.


Like all other Koenigseggs grown in new years, a Gemera is built on a carbon-fiber monocoque. This pattern is apropos common in complicated supercars, with McLaren regulating it in all of a products. The carbon-monocoque provides extensive rigidity that’s essential for high-performance cars while gripping quell weight down.

So what powers a Gemera?

No, that’s not a type, a Gemera hides a three-cylinder section underneath a hood. And it’s no unchanging three-cylinder engine either.

Not customarily incomparable than a unchanging three-pot during 2.0 liters, though it also facilities a twin-turbo dry sumped design. More importantly, it facilities a Freevalve complement that enables a engine to have eccentric control of a intake and a empty valves. The complement can afterwards “decide” on a possess how to work a valves depending on pushing conditions, as good as that multiple to use in sequence to maximize performance, minimize fuel consumption, and umpire emissions. It also allows for a larger grade of control over a engine, that in spin provides poignant opening and environmental benefits.

Furthermore, it improves engine potency by expelling stifle waste and deactivates cylinders by a underline called Frequency Modulated Torque. This means that during times it works with customarily dual cylinders. In certain scenarios, Freevalves are also means of using a Miller cycle, that runs a immobile application of 9.5:1. This setup gives a engine high potency and high energy during a same time. Speaking of efficiency, Koenigsegg says that a three-cylinder’s expenditure is 15 to 20 percent reduce than a standard 2.0-liter, four-cylinder section with approach injection and non-static camshaft.

So how absolute is this engine?

It competence seem tough to believe, though this little three-cylinder cranks out a whopping 600 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. This violent outlay creates it a many absolute three-cylinder in prolongation by far. To get an thought of how vast this thing is, a 1.6-liter three-cylinder in a Toyota GR Yaris generates 268 horsepower and 273 pound-feet. The 1.5-liter three-pot in a BMW i8 is rated during 228 horses and 236 pound-feet, while a 1.5-liter EcoBoost indent in a Ford Fiesta ST comes in during 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet.

Heck, this three-banger generates some-more than particularly bigger high-performance engines. For instance, it packs an additional 38 horses when compared to a 3.8-liter V-8 in a McLaren 570S and 8 horsepower some-more than a 3.9-liter V-8 in a Ferrari Portofino. Not to discuss that it puts roughly all four-cylinder and V-6 opening engines on a marketplace to shame.

We don’t have fuel expenditure sum to run about, though a power-to-consumption ratio of this section contingency transcend all grown so far.

But a creation doesn’t stop here.

Koenigsegg says it can sup second-gen ethanol or CO2-neutral methanol like Vulcanol, as good as any brew of a kind. The Swedish code also claims that these fuels make a engine as CO2 neutral as a pristine EV. If true, this is a vast breakthrough for a inner explosion engine. But there is an emanate with these fuels not being straightforwardly accessible for a time being, so a three-cylinder was also designed to work on E85 and normal gasoline.

Finally, Koenigsegg says that this three-cylinder boasts an “amazing” sound given a distance and a layout. It stays to be seen if it sounds as extraordinary as a V-8, though a soundtrack should be distant some-more considerable than unchanging three-cylinder engines.

And afterwards comes a electric motors. Yes, being a hybrid, a Gemera hides electric motors and batteries underneath a skin. There are 3 electric motors, one for any behind circle and one on a crankshaft, and they holder out a vast 1,100 horsepower. With both a three-cylinder engine and a electric motors during work, sum outlay is rated during adult to 1,700 horsepower. That’s some-more oomph than many supercars we can buy right now.

It’s some-more than Koenigsegg Regera, rated during 1,479 horsepower, and some-more than a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, rated 1,578 horsepower. The Gemera also climbs above a Jesko, that boasts 1,603 horses. The Gemera falls behind a SSC Tuatara (1,750 horsepower) and a Hennessey Venom F5 (1,817 horsepower), though these cars have nonetheless to strike a highway as of Mar 2020. On a other hand, Lotus is already producing a Evija, an electric supercar that’s ostensible to strike a highway with a vast 2,000 horses.

But when it comes to torque, a Gemera destroys all in a trail interjection to a vast 2,581 pound-feet. Not even a Lotus Evija can strike that given it has particularly reduction than 1,500 pound-feet during a disposal.

As we competence have already guessed, a Gemera is one discerning four-seater. The massively absolute engine and electric motors pull a supercar from 0 to 60 mph in customarily 1.9 seconds. That’s roughly a half-second quicker than a range-topping Tesla Model S and 3 tenths quicker than a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. That’s also on standard with a arriving Tesla Roadster 2.0, that is ostensible to have an implausible 7,400 pound-feet of torque.

If we like numbers, afterwards we should also be tender with a fact that a Gemera can strike 249 mph in customarily 20 seconds. Amazingly enough, it can accelerate to 211 mph on battery energy alone. Koenigsegg hasn’t expelled a tip speed figure for this car, though we wouldn’t be astounded if it will be means of leading 300 mph.

The Gemera also has a serviceable electric range. The supercar can cover 31 miles on battery energy only, that is particularly some-more than hybrid supercars like a McLaren P1 and a Ferrari LaFerrari. It also surpasses a Regera, that comes with a 22-mile range. We don’t know how many miles a McLaren Speedtail is means to cover yet, though it should be matching formed on specs.

Dynamics aren’t an emanate in a Gemera, as a four-seater is propitious with all-wheel steering and torque vectoring. I’m flattering certain it will run considerable path times on a Nurburgring if Koenigsegg motionless to take it there.


The Gemera is ostensible to be as same as a unchanging vehicle. It’s propitious with 6 “smart” airbags and reserve belt tensioners, though it also includes dual glow extinguishers. It also comes with copiousness of active reserve features, like side and rear-view cameras, tire vigour monitoring, fortitude control, ABS, and involuntary puncture braking. The carbon-fiber reserve dungeon was also designed to embody press zones for extended newcomer reserve in a eventuality of a crash.


Like many supercars packaged with good facilities and an insanely absolute drivetrain, a Gemera doesn’t come cheap. Koenigsegg wants $1.7 million for one, and it seems that it will build customarily 300 of them. But this plaque substantially won’t stop a Swedish organisation from offered all 300 in a matter of weeks, like it customarily happens with matching vehicles. Although it’s distant from cheap, a Gemera isn’t a many costly Koenigsegg out there. It costs reduction than a Regera and a Jesko, labelled from $2 million and $3 million, respectively.


Koenigsegg fundamentally invented a new shred with a Gemera. One for vehicles that exaggerate hybrid hypercar energy and offer a bone-fide four-seat interior with reward features. There are no matching cars to examination it to, so we’re going to array it opposite one that comes tighten and one that competence spin a existence in a future.

McLaren Speedtail

A devout inheritor to a iconic F1 as distant as cabin blueprint goes, a Speedtail is a three-seater. It competence not have 4 seats like a Gemera, though it’s a step adult from a unchanging two-door hypercar. The blueprint is matching to a McLaren F1, with a driver’s chair in a core and one newcomer chair on any side, mounted a bit over back. Just like a Gemera, a Speedtail is packaged with state-of-the-art tech, and McLaren even offers a few oppulance features, during slightest as distant as materials go. Design-wise, it’s even sleeker than a Gemera, though it boasts improved aerodynamics interjection to a longer behind finish and aero-optimized circle covers. The Speedtail is also a hybrid, though it packs opposite components. The explosion engine is a 4.0-liter V-8, while electric energy comes from customarily one motor. The V-8 cranks out 746 horsepower and 590 pound-feet, while a electric engine generates 308 horses and 256 pound-feet. Combined complement outlay is rated during 1,035 horsepower and 848 pound-feet, that is particularly reduction than a Gemera’s. However, a Speedtail is flattering considerable when it comes to opening specs. It hits a tip speed of 250 mph and charges from 0 to 186 mph in 12.8 seconds. Despite being reduction powerful. a Speedtail is some-more expensive, entrance in during some-more than $2 million. McLaren will build customarily 106 unis, and all are sole out.

Read a full story on a 2020 McLaren Speedtail

Bugatti Galibier

The Galibier is a judgment sedan that Bugatti denounced behind in 2009. Word fast widespread that a French organisation is formulation a prolongation indication underneath a Royale name, though it has nonetheless to occur until 2020. However, Bugatti competence follow adult on a plan now that it has entrance to high-performance hybrid drivetrains from a Volkswagen group. And nonetheless a judgment and a digest have 4 doors, Bugatti competence take a Koenigsegg track and build a two-door four-seater. Like a somewhat longer four-seat chronicle of a Chiron. If this happens, it could be a initial genuine aspirant for a Gemera given Bugatti has a means to furnish an intensely powerful, luxurious, and customizable vehicle. Expect a Galibier to fetch good in additional of $2 million before options.

Read a suppositional examination of a 2020 Bugatti Galibier


It is not mostly one can contend a new difficulty of automobile has been created, though Koenigsegg did customarily that with a Gemera. As neat as a supercar, impossibly powerful, and (almost) as unsentimental as a midsize sedan, a Gemera proves that hypercars can be unsentimental and gentle for prolonged trips. And that they can ride some-more than dual people in relations comfort. What’s more, it grown in an implausible three-cylinder section that could change a predestine of a inner explosion engine and unleashed opening that customarily a handful of carmakers will be means to compare in a future. Sure, it’s expensive, and 99.9% of us can’t means it. Not to discuss that many of us won’t see one in a metal. But it’s an innovative judgment in so many departments. To me, a Koenigsegg Gemera is really a automobile of a year customarily 3 months into 2020.

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Here’s your yearly sign that DeLoreans were built in Northern Ireland

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

“It’s roughly like pushing around with a supermodel on a roof of your car. You know, everybody wants to get a design of it. It’s crazy,” says Martin Sanchez of a SoCal DeLorean Club. With 0 DeLoreans counted among a vehicles owned by a Autoblog staff, well, we’ll usually have to take his word for it. Sounds like a hassle, if we’re honest.

In any case, cruise that one of a DeLorean Motor Company’s many conspicuous achievements — since starting an automaker from a belligerent up, even with John DeLorean’s name approval and years of knowledge as an executive in a industry, is a staggering charge — was removing a bureau built in Northern Ireland in a late 1970s and early 1980s staffed with people from both a Catholic and Protestant faiths.

Since currently is St. Patrick’s Day and all, we figured it’d be as good a time as any to move this video behind to your attention. In it you’ll not usually hear a above quote, you’ll get to see a whole garland of cold gull-winged, immaculate steel coupes in several states, from batch to full-on “Back to a Future” replicas. It’s usually 4 mins long, and if we stay to a end, you’ll even get a few glimpses during some floating hoverboard action. Enjoy!