A picture on Instagram and the speculations fly. Do Koenigsegg and Polestar work together? Is there maybe a secret collaboration that hasn't been made public yet? The occasion was a photo that shows the new Koenigsegg Gemera and the Polestar Precept Concept together.
Koenigsegg published it, Polestar followed on his own Instagram account. If Koenigsegg showed the front of both sports cars, the handsome rear sections were put online in Gothenburg. There is nothing more than the brief announcement that something exciting will come from the Swedish west coast. Since then, the media has been speculating more or less offensively what could be behind the action.
Polestar, Volvo's electric subsidiary, which is not limited to 180 km / h, has Chinese financiers like Koenigsegg. The headquarters are located on Hisingen, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in China. There are a few similarities between Precept and Gemera. Both Swedish vehicles are super sporty and innovative GT with 4 seats, both should celebrate their premiere at the canceled Geneva Motor Show. And another detail catches the eye of the beholder. The light signature of the rear tear-off edge of the Precept bears a great similarity to a current one Concept from the RAW Designhouse, which belongs to the Koenigsegg Group.
FreeValve technology for Polestar?
During powertrain the Gemera is known, the Precept has so far been blurred. Purely electric or a hybrid hypercar? If you look at the Polestar model range, both seem theoretically possible. Even if the press text writes about a fully electric drive.
In recent months, Koenigsegg has always reported negotiating with other manufacturers about licensing the revolutionary FreeValve technology. Could Polestar be one of the possible partners? The 2 liter FreeValve Turbo with three cylinders and 600 HP power runs on the engine test benches in Ängelholm. It is more compact than conventional engines, designed for synthetic fuels, and is said to offer a consumption advantage of 15 to 20%.
Do the two currently most exciting car brands from Sweden work closely together? Admittedly, all of this is pure speculation at the moment. But seeing FreeValve technology in a Polestar would be a fascinating idea.
Images: Polestar (5) / Koenigsegg (5)