Earlier this year, Koenigsegg decided to build a “practical” hypercar, if you may, with the introduction of the Gemera. What makes it practical, in a way, is that the two-door vehicle can still easily seat four people. But as with any limited-run hypercar or any other vehicle sold by Koenigsegg for that matter, the Gemera is by no means affordable even if it is more family-friendly.
During its launch last March, Koenigsegg did not disclose how much their four-door hypercar costs. But following its regional launch in Thailand recently, we now know how much Thai customers will have to shell out for the Gemera – 111,098,385 Baht or roughly PhP 173 million. No, we’re not joking about the price. We’re also assuming that doesn't include all the additional extras that customers can add.
Despite being a bit more practical than other Koenigsegg models, the Gemera is no slouch. The engine, which sits at the front, is a twin-turbo 2.0-liter three-cylinder mill which produces 640 HP on its own. An electric motor attached to the crankshaft then adds 400 HP more. Meanwhile, a pair of electric motors good for 500 HP is mounted on each rear wheel for good measure. Combined, the 4-seat Koenigsegg is rated at 1,700 HP and 3,500 Nm torque allowing it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 1.9 seconds.
Don’t want to use the engine? The Gemera can run on electric power alone and still have 1,100 HP on tap with power provided by an 800-volt kWh battery mounted under the front seats. It’s only good for 50 km though. But combined with the turbocharged motor, the total range is rated at 1,000 km.
PhP 173 million is a huge chunk of money, even for someone loaded with cash. For that amount, you can already buy yourself a decent house inside some of the exclusive villages in Metro Manila. Now, imagine how much the Gemera would cost in total if someone decides to import one into the country.