A few years back would the possibility of a 1700 horsepower, family four-seater, hypercar become a production reality, likely no. Give the assignment Koenigsegg to figure the power, the weight saving, the entire ten yards… the results the Koenigsegg Gemera. Three electric motors and one combustion engine accelerate this family hauler 0-60 in just 1.9 seconds! In some circles, this may be criminal, but for any fan of speed, this includes owner/founder Christian Erland Harald von Koenigsegg this is business as usual. With 300 production units scheduled and all of which are pre-sold, it seems the insanity is shared.
The 1:18 scale model of the Koenigsegg Gemera is the focus of the review. This example comes from the GT Spirit team. If you know the brand, their primary and only option of material is resin, all of which to date is static in design. We would consider their immediate competition TopSpeed, however, more times than not GTS excels due to their use of perforated grille work over solid plastic. TopSpeed for example leans on the solid bits more and more often than not charges more for their product.
Out of the box, the model is larger than one would expect, well it took us by surprise. The paint work is solid from front to rear – the Gray is definitely an attractive colour with deep and lush inter-tones, and successfully wraps around the lines of the Gemera.
No obvious defectives were discovered in our example, even with the unusual shape of the windshield and accompanying glass, kudos to GT Spirit team here. Overall body lines are extremely good and mirror the original car well. This includes many of the intricate design elements – more on this later.
A few cons on the overall exterior bits include the offset in the front wheels, just a hair too far out from the fender. Also, there is zero Matt carbon fibre detailing throughout the entire piece – the lower trim, and this includes wheels are just painted.
The front side of the Koenigsegg Gemera is dominated by the massive front-centred windscreen wiper. As you move forward the front grilles are satisfying with the metal perforated pieces. GT Spirit even included the appliable senor and tow-hook! Headlight detailing is more than decent, there even includes the small grille of the bottom side, though completed here with solid plastic. The solid plastic even extends to the upper nostrils on the hood.
Koenigsegg will supply customers with custom luggage specifically for the Gemera – in the front a single piece is secured, and the rear will house an additional three.
Styling is definitely subjective, but we just love the rear side of the Koenigsegg Gemera. And overall GT Spirit does a great job with the execution side. Each of the two larger cooling sections is fabricated with metal grilles – the exception here are the two smaller units located by the exhaust tips and the centre section of the lower diffusor. Let’s wrap on a positive note, taillights are above average with a nice separation of Red and Black segments.
It’s certainly a bonus when you get to see a motor in a static model with the Gemera you do! The outer shroud on the hatch should be Matt carbon fibre, as noted earlier all carbon fibre bits are painted. Exhaust tips are honourable, lovely to see the inners were painted to provide depth. Behind the glass, the motor is visible along with upper-stress bars, appliable badging and a few smaller bits. To be honest, static models usually don’t excel in the overall package, but the Gemera proves strong.
When the focus is primarily on the exterior side of static models the wheels always need to perform well, GT Spirit once again delivers. With the exception of not having a carbon fibre look finish the layers of detailing truly presents a great package. The side wall of the tires is clearly branded, as well as detailed centre caps. Brake calipers are strong, each labelled and painted to match the interior side. Massive cross-drilled rotors are available too, and if look closely the rear side includes the braking brakes.
The interior side is just as good, maybe better than the exterior! Good use of the colour and textures help define sections and provide depth and realism where needed. In addition, fabric seatbelts are provided throughout, there are even two large monitors as per the original. GT Spirit even provided the Swedish flag on the seats and the two camera/side mirrors.
Some might ask about the orb that levitates on the front dash. Nope, not there, not even the indent is present for it. In addition, all the Matt carbon fibre bits are once again a solid colour. And those that might be curious, not flocking on the base either.
It is awesome to once again stretch our legs and contribute to the wealth of collectors’ reviews on this website, thank you to all who have and continue to contribute. DiecastSociety.com is strong with you! In conclusion, the GT Spirit 1:18 Koenigsegg Gemera is a solid contender, and they continue to impress with their flow of monthly new material. Most of which don’t break the bank. If you’re a fan of supercars or hypercars in general, the Koenigsegg Gemera would be a great fit! Yes, there are some limitations here, static, no access replica and lack of carbon fibre treatment BUT are you willing to hundreds more. For most the models will suffice and possibly exceed expectations. If the negatives aren’t a deal-breaker the model will definitely perform well. Enjoy the pics!