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Salon Privé debut for Koenigsegg’s ‘Tiny Friendly Giant’

Koenigsegg has announced that its stunning Gemera hybrid will make its UK debut at Salon Privé Week in the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

Marketed as the world’s first “mega GT”, it’s the Swedish supercar brand’s first four-seat model.

Its name is derived from the Swedish words for ‘give more’, and it’s been engineered to provide megacar performance but with a spacious interior and next-generation environmental technology.

The result is a revolutionary new vehicle that can power four people and their carry-on luggage from 0-62mph in 1.9 seconds.

The Gemera’s two-litre, three-cylinder engine named the ‘Tiny Friendly Giant’ – or TFG for short –is able to run on conventional petrol as well as the very latest CO2-neutral renewable fuels, and designed to be super-efficient, give exceptionally low emissions and able to be packaged in super small spaces.

The TFG is complemented by three electric motors and the combined powertrain gives a total output of 1700bhp, with an immense 3500Nm of torque.

It drives through the patented single-gear Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) transmission, and even features a lightweight 800V battery that enables the Gemera to run purely on electricity for just over 30 miles. The TFG can travel an additional 590 miles at highway cruise speed.

“The Gemera is a game-changing model for Koenigsegg, and we can’t think of anywhere better than Salon Privé to give the car its UK debut,” said Koenigsegg CEO and Founder Christian von Koenigsegg.

“It’s grown into an essential event for the motoring world’s greatest brands, and we’re excited to show off the Gemera to its discerning guests.”

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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