The New Koenigsegg Squeezes 600hp Out of a Small Engine!
Koenigsegg is one of the few performance car manufacturers that can still surprise us and they do it again with their latest offering, the Gemera. What makes the Gemera’s powertrain really remarkable is its 2.0-litre twin-turbo Freevalve three-cylinder engine which can churn out an insane 600 hp and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. The engine was designed specifically for the Gemera and Koenigsegg calls it the Tiny Friendly Giant, or TFG for short, and it’s an apt name.
Koenigsegg wanted something compact and lightweight, but with big horsepower, and the TFG showcases their engineers’ ingenuity while demonstrating that downsizing doesn’t mean ICE cars have to be boring and slow.
There are a further three electric motors – one for each rear wheel and one on the crankshaft of the engine – which have a combined output of 800 kW or 1100 bhp simultaneously. This gives the Gemera a combined output of over 3500Nm of torque and a 0-100km/h time of just 1.9 seconds, and a top speed of 400 km/h.
It’s also Koenigsegg’s first four-seater and is practical enough to use for road trips.