Koenigsegg has always been at the forefront of supercar innovation, creating some of the most extreme and advanced vehicles in the world. Now, the Swedish company has introduced the Gemera, a four-seat hybrid supercar that combines luxury, practicality, and performance. This big daddy exotic features a unique electric motor with out-of-this-world specs.
Christened Dark Matter, it’s a raxial flux motor that Koenigsegg has developed in-house. It is a new type of electric powerplant that blends axial and radial flux technologies to achieve high torque and power density. The motor also has six-phase winding, which reduces current ripple and increases efficiency.
But what makes the Dark Matter truly remarkable is its construction. The motor uses carbon fiber for both the rotor and the stator, as well as the housing. This makes it extremely light and strong, weighing only 86 pounds but producing 800 hp and 922 lb-ft of torque. Koenigsegg claims this is the world’s first carbon-fiber rotor and stator structure.
The Gemera offers two powertrain options, both of which include the Dark Matter motor. The first option is the LSTT (Light Speed Tourbillon Transmission), a four-wheel drive system with four-wheel torque vectoring that can be powered by either the Dark Matter motor or a twin-turbo TFG engine, or a combination of the two. The TFG engine is a 2.0-liter three-cylinder engine that delivers 1,700 hp and 2,581 lb-ft of torque.
The second option is the HV8, which elevates the Gemera to a new level of performance. It replaces the TFG engine with a 4.0-liter V8 engine that generates 1,500 hp and 1,828 lb-ft of torque. The HV8 option also uses the Dark Matter motor, resulting in a total output of 2,300 hp and 2,750 lb-ft of torque – a new world record for a production car.
The Gemera also has a sophisticated battery pack that uses a special dielectric oil to cool the cells directly. The battery pack has a capacity of 15 kWh and can provide a range of 31 miles in electric mode. The car also has a silicon-carbide inverter named David that can handle 1,300 Amps AC at 850 V DC.
The Gemera is not only a technological marvel but also a luxurious and practical hypercar. It can accommodate four adults comfortably, with ample space for luggage and personal items. It also has a host of features, such as four-wheel steering, adaptive suspension, active aerodynamics, wireless charging, biometric sensors, and an advanced infotainment system.
The Gemera is expected to start deliveries in early 2025, with a price tag of $2.6 million. Only 300 units will be produced, making it a rare and exclusive vehicle. Koenigsegg has once again proven its ability to create groundbreaking and stunning supercars that challenge the limits of engineering and design. The icing on the cake is the high output, low mass
Darth Vadar Dark Matter electric motor. Just think of a smaller version of this motor for an e-bike…