Shortly after the presentation of the Gemera, the first comments on social media saw a possible inspiration from the Saab Aero X. Is that true? Koenigsegg is almost traditionally said to have a certain proximity to Saab. First they negotiated with GM to take over the brand, but finally canceled. NEVS is now involved in the Ängelholm factory, and the connection to Trollhättan is more intense than ever.
But is there also a link between Gemera and Aero X? The most beautiful study by Saab was born in 2006. At the time, the Stallbacka was in a difficult phase and was fighting for a clear alignment of the brand. The Aero X embodied everything that Saab was and could have been in the future. Aviation heritage in the form of a pilot's cabin - the Aero X is an airplane for the road. Many of his design elements flowed into the series at the very end. Starting with the ice-blue headlights to the LED bar at the rear to the new grille and the design of its rims.
If you look at the Koenigsegg Gemera, you will indeed find parallels. The Gemera also has a striking pilot's cockpit, which in this case offers space for 4 passengers. Even if the boarding in Koenigsegg does not take place via a completely lifting cockpit like the Aero X, access via wing doors is always spectacular. And also from a bird's eye view one can clearly see parallels in the lines of both vehicles.
Relationship and inspiration from the Aero X? It would be possible, but it is probably not. And if so, it would be a bow to the successful design that is now in the Saab Museum. Koenigsegg has long been designing his vehicles with the design quote from a pilot's cabin. If you look at the Jesko presented in 2019 and its predecessors, you can clearly see this design element borrowed from aircraft construction and racing.
The Gemera is not built in Trollhättan
After the statement in the room says that an entry-level model from Koenigsegg is to be built in the former Saab factory, we tapped the Gemera. It is not so. Official sources call the plant in Ängelholm, but components and assemblies are said to come from Trollhättan. The Presumption about Trollhättan has not been confirmed. This also raises the question of which Koenigsegg could be produced in the Stallbacka in the future and whether the planning is still up to date.
However, the price level has been confirmed, which is now officially stated at around € 1.5 million. Even by Koenigsegg standards, the Gemera is therefore not an entry-level model into the very exclusive world of fine manufactured goods.