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Koenigsegg’s land-based 1700 hp rocket ship arrives in Canada


The 4-seat, 1,700hp Koenigsegg Gemera makes Canadian debut as the nation’s largest superluxury retailer announces partnership with the Swedish supercar company

TORONTO, July 23, 2021 – Earlier this week, Grand Touring Automobiles announced that it will officially serve as the exclusive national retailer for Swedish supercar brand Koenigsegg.  

To celebrate that partnership, the award-winning retailer launched a national tour highlighting the world’s only Mega-GT, the first-of-its-kind four-seat Koenigsegg Gemera. With three electric motors working in tandem with a twin-turbo 3-cylinder combustion engine to make a staggering 1,700-hp, the two-door, all-wheel-drive Gemera achieves a 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 1.9 seconds.

Koenigsegg Gemera features full-length Koenigsegg Automated Twisted Synchrohelix Actuation Doors (KATSAD) that opKoenigsegg Gemera outperforms many two-seat megacars while accommodating four adults comfortably as well as their carry-on luggage. (CNW Group/Grand Touring Automobiles)

“It is an honour for Grand Touring Automobiles to now represent the Koenigsegg brand across Canada, says Paul Cummings, Dealer Principal and CEO of Grand Touring Automobiles. “The Gemera is one of the most remarkable cars built by any automaker anywhere, and I know there are some Canadian enthusiasts who can’t wait to see it in person. And we can’t wait to show them.”

Limited to 300 cars, Koenigsegg Gemera possesses 1700-hp, three electric motors, a twin-turbo 3-cylinder ICE, all-wheel steering and all-wheel-drive with torque vectoring. (CNW Group/Grand Touring Automobiles)

The tour kicked off with a private event in Montreal on July 19, 2021, giving elite shoppers a chance to interact with the groundbreaking hybrid megacar. Additional invite-only showings are just wrapping up in Toronto, with other stops planned for Calgary and Vancouver later this month. Koenigsegg has also supplied Grand Touring Automobiles with its fastest car ever for the tour: the stunning, fighter jet-inspired US$4M, 1,600-hp Jesko Absolut.

Helmed by lifelong innovator Christian von Koenigsegg, the Swedish supercar company has earned critical acclaim by developing and building record-breaking megacars combined with sustainable mobility technologies which have consistently pushed the industry to new heights.

Koenigsegg Gemera, a completely new category of car where extreme megacar meets spacious interior and ultimate environmental consciousness. (CNW Group/Grand Touring Automobiles)

With facilities across the country – including recently acquired operations in Calgary that represent Aston Martin, Automobili Pininfarina, Bentley, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Lotus, RIMAC and Rolls-Royce – Grand Touring Automobiles is Canada’s superluxury retailer. The award-winning retailer also earned the distinction in 2020 as the number one Bugatti retailer for North America and through a recently announced acquisition, now proudly represents the French car maker from coast-to-coast.

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