The Koenigsegg Gemera Is Officially The ‘World’s Most Powerful & Extreme Production Car’

Meet the 2,269-horsepower king of cars.

The all-electric Lotus Evija has reigned as the world’s most powerful production car for the past couple of years, but it’s just been dethroned by the Koenigsegg Gemera—with power from a V8.

Introduced as a concept car in 2020, the Gemera was originally billed with 1,677 horses developed in a hybrid powertrain comprised of a camshaft-less, turbocharged 2.0-liter three-cylinder and three electric motors. The powertrain was paired to a single-speed direct-drive transmission first introduced in the Regera, an evolution of which recently set the 249-mph production car speed record.

The Swedish proprietor of “mega-cars” didn’t rest on its laurels. The electric tri-motor setup has been replaced by a space- and weight-saving single “Dark Matter” e-motor that produces 789 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque, according to Car and Driver.

Koenigsegg has also ditched the single-speed direct drive transmission in favor of the Jesko’s nine-speed automatic gearbox, now called the “Light Speed Tourbillon Transmission (LSTT)”—a reference to the type of intricate movements featured in fine Swiss watches. C&D reports that the transmission has no flywheel, as the input shaft is directly linked to the engine’s crankshaft, allowing for even faster shifts.

With these changes, the “base” production Gemera pumps out 1,381 hp and 1,364 pound-feet of torque, which is a notable decline from the 1,677 hp promised in 2020.

However, these developments have also created more room for more powertrain, which means that the Gemera can now be optioned with a V8. This Gemera HV8, or Hot V8, pairs a 1,479-hp eight-pot with the 789-hp Dark Matter e-motor, in total offering 2,269 hp and 2,028 pound-feet of torque. According to Koenigsegg, that makes the Gemera HV8 the world’s most powerful production car.

“The Gemera HV8 is not only the most powerful and extreme production car on the planet Earth, with an astonishing 1,11 hp per kg, but it is also the most practical and user-friendly sports car ever created,” said founder Christian von Koenigsegg.

“Its incredible response, handling, engine sound, crisp transmission, spacious interior, and four-wheel-drive systems combine to create an unprecedented and unparalleled driving experience, ready to set numerous records of performance around tracks and in straight lines.”

No price has been announced, but expect the Koenigsegg HV8 to cost millions when production beings in 2024.