A Symphony of Power, Innovation and Luxury

Koenigsegg, the Swedish automaker renowned for pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering, has introduced the Gripen Atelier, a state-of-the-art facility spanning 11,000 m². Dedicated to the Gemera lineup and future models, this expansive space brings Koenigsegg’s total facilities to an impressive 30,000 m². The Gripen Atelier serves as a hub for the efficient development and nurturing of the Gemera programme alongside the brand’s two-seater lineup.

Christian von Koenigsegg, the visionary founder and CEO, expresses his excitement about the inauguration of the Gripen Atelier and the launch of the Client Specification Gemera. This groundbreaking Megacar, now boasting numerous updates and enhancements, sets new benchmarks for the automotive industry.

The Gemera, already the world’s first 4-seater Megacar with over 1 megawatt of power, has taken another leap forward with the Client Specification version. Originally planned with the Koenigsegg Direct Drive system, the Gemera’s development took an exciting turn with the introduction of the Light Speed Transmission (LST) featured in the acclaimed Jesko. This led to the creation of the Light Speed Tourbillon Transmission (LSTT), enhancing driver engagement and exhilaration to unprecedented levels.

To complement the LSTT, Koenigsegg’s R&D team developed the “Dark Matter” E-motor, an 800 hp, 1250 Nm patent-pending Raxial Flux E-motor. Paired with the LSTT, it replaces the three Quarks E-motors used with the Direct Drive system, making the drivetrain lighter, smaller, and more engaging. The Gemera’s four-wheel drive system, with four-wheel torque vectoring, can be powered by either the Dark Matter E-motor or the twin-turbo TFG, resulting in a maximum output of 1400 hp and 1850 Nm.

The optimized electric propulsion system and use of the TFG’s rev range with the LSTT have significantly improved the Gemera’s acceleration and performance. Retaining its inherent qualities, the Client Specification Gemera now adds the lightness and responsiveness of the LSTT.

Christian von Koenigsegg describes the LSTT as the “automotive equivalent of a high-end Swiss watch” and highlights the immense creativity and innovation involved in designing a transmission that accommodates four seats, a mid-engine position, electric propulsion, and provides nine gears, torque vectoring, and four-wheel drive at a lower weight.

The Gemera’s journey began in the spring of 2020 with the introduction of the remarkable Gemera concept. Now, the Gripen Atelier has given birth to the Client Specification Gemera, unveiling a new chapter in the brand’s legacy

But the excitement doesn’t end there. Koenigsegg introduces the Gemera HV8 (Hot V8) version, taking everything to the next level. The innovative layout of the LSTT enabled the integration of a mid-engined V8 configuration, culminating in an extraordinary 1500 hp from the HV8 and 800 hp from the Dark Matter E-motor. The Gemera now boasts a world-record-breaking total of 2,300 hp and 2,750 Nm of torque – a true marvel in the world of production cars.

Christian concludes, “The Gemera HV8 is not only the most powerful and extreme production car on planet Earth but also the most practical and user-friendly sports car ever created.” With unmatched performance, cutting-edge technology, and a focus on delivering an unparalleled driving experience, Koenigsegg continues to redefine the limits of automotive innovation.