The Koenigsegg Gemera, in case you’ve forgotten, was the star of the recently cancelled Geneva Motor Show. OK, it was the only car at the recently cancelled Geneva Motor Show, on account of Koenigsegg refusing to leave until it had guided Top Gear around its stand. You can watch that video here.
With four seats, four-wheel drive, three electric motors, a 600bhp three-cylinder engine, 1700bhp, 0-62mph in 1.9 seconds, a top speed of 250mph and a €1.7m price tag, it’s very much a car that deals in mind-altering numbers. But the story of how it came into existence, and why it looks the way it does, is equally as mesmerising.
Here, with the help of Koenigsegg’s Head of Design, Sasha Selipanov, and a load of never-before-seen images pulled from the archive, we can finally see how this monster evolved from a seed of an idea, to the finished article.