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Koenigsegg unveils insane ‘HV8’ 2300hp V8 hybrid option for the Gemera

Debuts 'Dark Matter' 800hp electric motor system

Koenigsegg has unveiled a record-breaking V8 option for the Gemera hypercar, which it calls the HV8, taking the Gemera “beyond any hypercard or megacar”.

The new option was unveiled at the company’s recently-expanded production facility called the Gripen Atelier. It says the expanded factory will enable the company to efficiently develop the Gemera program while continuing with its two-seater lineup.

Koenigsegg unveiled the Gemera back in 2020, equipped with a 2.0-litre twin-turbo three-cylinder engine (known as the Tiny Friendly Giant, TFG). However, despite producing an insane 450kW alone, that’s obviously not very ‘hypercar’ so it also featured three electric motors. Combined, the system developed 800kW.

Now, though, customers can option for a 1500hp (1119kW) twin-turbo V8 engine taken from the Jesko. The engine uses a ‘hot-V’ configuration, unlike the Jesko, whereby the exhaust/turbochargers are mounted on the top. This helps with packaging in the Gemera.

The V8 is also paired with a very powerful electric motor called Dark Matter, which develops 800hp (596kW) and 1250Nm. All of this is sent through a ‘Light Speed Transmission Tourbillon’ (LSTT) with nine gears, torque vectoring and four-wheel drive.

Overall, the setup produces a colossal 2300hp (1715kW) and 2750Nm. This, according to Koenigsegg, is a world record for a production car. Speaking about the new setup, company founder Christian von Koenigsegg said:

“The Gemera HV8 is not only the most powerful and extreme production car on the planet Earth, with an astonishing 111hp per kg, but it is also the most practical and user-friendly sports car ever created. Its incredible response, handling, engine sound, crisp transmission, spacious interior, and four-wheel-drive systems combine to create an unprecedented and unparalleled driving experience, ready to set numerous records of performance around tracks and in straight lines.”

He says “most practical” because we must remember the Gemera is designed as a four-seat supercar, featuring special warming/cooling cup holders, an 11-speaker sound system, front and rear wireless phone chargers, and even ISOFIX child seat anchors in the back.

Production of the Gemera HV8 will commence at the end of 2024, with the first customer delivers rolling out from the first half of 2025. Check out the promo video below for more.

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic, but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.
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