Koenigsegg shows an exciting dynamic. The manufacturer of super sports cars expands its plant in Ängelholm and starts production of the Gemera in 2022. In one Interview With the Swedish edition of Auto-Motor-Sport, founder Christian von Koenigsegg reveals exciting details and answers previously unanswered questions.
Originally, it was expected that Koenigsegg would build an entry-level model in Trollhättan. This raises the question of definition. The new a Gemer will cost the equivalent of around € 1,5 million. A relatively bearable price for a super sports car from Ängelholm, of course. But is it really an offer for beginners? Koenigsegg sees it that way. The price of the Gemera was raised slightly and the number of pieces was reduced somewhat. Fine adjustment in the upper league, and in detail 2022 Gemera will leave the halls in southern Sweden in 2023 and 150. 300 vehicles are the highest number of a series at Koenigsegg so far. Your limitation should ensure high exclusivity in the future. Another model below the Gemera is currently not planned, at Koenigsegg one waits for the further evolution of the brand.
Gemera brings work to Trollhättan
No Koenigsegg from the old Saab factory, but new jobs at the traditional location. In the future, some assemblies will be pre-assembled in Trollhättan and delivered to Ängelholm for final assembly. Koenigsegg continues to use the test facilities from NEVS. The main plant will be expanded by 10.000 square meters at the start of production.
For the manufacturer, the minority stake in NEVS - Evergrande is a win. Not only that the money from China will make the greatest expansion in the company's history possible. Cell production for the Gemera according to its own specification is carried out in the group. Manufacturer Cenat also belongs to the Evergrande Group.
Koenigsegg still relies on its own competencies for many other components. The vertical range of manufacture remains legendarily high. An example are the electric motors for the Gemera. They are developed in-house in collaboration with a Belgian company. The engines are light and weigh only 35 kg at the front or 40 kg at the rear. The two rear engines each achieve a remarkable 1.000 Newton meters.
FreeValve technology exclusively at Koenigsegg
A 2 liter three-cylinder turbo engine with FreeValve technology and 600 HP celebrates its premiere in the Gemera. The development of this technology began in Saab times - and with the legendary Trionic motors as the basis. Now it is ready for production. The Gemera will be the first and for the time being the only production vehicle in the world to use this technology. FreeValve engines dispense with the camshaft and control the valves individually. This saves you weight compared to conventional motors, and their consumption advantage is 15-20%.
Apart from Koenigsegg, only the Chinese manufacturer Qoros has shown a FreeValve motor so far, but the cooperation has ended. Qoros will rely on purely electric drives in the future. In Ängelholm, however, there have been several inquiries about engines. The revolutionary technology can also be imagined in airplanes, boats and trucks, says Christian von Koenigsegg.