When you think of buying a family car, which car comes to mind first? A Toyota RAV4? Or perhaps a Honda Accord? But what if you had to think of the fastest family car in the world? We bet the Dodge Charger Hellcat came to mind first, or maybe even the Porsche Panamera.
Unfortunately, you would be wrong on both accounts as the fastest family car in the world isn’t even American or German. It’s Swedish, and it’s faster than you think.
The fastest family car in the world can get to 60 mph in a flash
Let’s just cut to the chase, the fastest family car in the world – according to Goodwood Road and Racing – is the Koenigsegg Gemera. And if you don’t believe it, then take into consideration that the Gemera can seat up to four adults in relative comfort and it produces 1,700 horsepower.
You read that correctly. The Gemera produces 1,700 horsepower and 2,600 lb-ft of torque out of a camshaft-less, twin-turbo 2.0-liter three-cylinder engine that’s mated up to three different electric motors.
There are two motors that power the rear wheels and one that’s connected to the actual engine. The car is also equipped with an all-wheel-drivetrain and all-wheel steering. Altogether, this setup is good for a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 248 mph, which is quicker and faster than just about any production car currently in the market.
Seats four with only two doors
That insane amount of power isn’t the only trick up the Koenigsegg Gemera’s sleeve. In fact, its greatest trick comes via the two massive doors on either side of the car. According to Goodwood, the Gemera’s extra-long doors provide adequate access for passengers to get into the rear seat, thanks to the automaker’s trademark “Koenigsegg Automated Twisted Synchrohelix Actuation Doors,” or KATSAD for short.
Once inside, all four occupants will be coddled by four sport bucket seats that are adorned in yellow and black and made of memory foam. Everyone will be entertained as well via the front and rear infotainment systems and in-car internet. And if anyone wants to bring a drink in with them, they can enjoy the eight heated and cooled cupholders located near each seat. That’s not something you’ll find in most carbon tubbed exotic cars.
Who says an insane hyper car can’t be family friendly?
The world’s first “mega GT”
According to the Koenigsegg website, the Gemera is the “world’s first mega GT,” which stands for “grand tourer.” That moniker is typically reserved for more stately cars like a Mercedes-Benz wagon or a Porsche Panamera, but we think it fits this car just fine.
The Koenigsegg Gemera is not completely in production yet, but it will be soon. There’s no word on pricing either, but it’s definitely possible that the car will cost over $1 million. But, of course, no price is too high when it comes to providing the best motoring experience for you and your family.