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Koenigsegg Gemera is company's first four-seater

This new model is a four-seater.

Photo courtesy of Koeingsegg

The Koenigsegg Gemera is the first four-seater the company has ever produced, but that doesn't mean that it's less exclusive. Just 300 of the "Mega GT" will be made and it's likely the price tag will be over $1 million each.

Christian von Koeingsegg, the automaker's CEO, calls the model a Mega GT because it, "is a completely new category of car where extreme megacer meets spacious interior and ultimate environmental consciousness." The model is the culmination of 25 years of work.

Koenigsegg Gemera Short overhangs and large intakes are visible to the naked eye.Photo courtesy of Koeingsegg

In a release Koenigsegg says that the car seats four adults and can fit their carry-on luggage. It's worth noting that Koenigsegg is a Swedish car manufacturer and carry-on luggage in Scandinavia and Europe is typically much smaller than the American idea of a carry-on.

Despite its large size, the automaker promotes the car as being able to outperform most two-seaters. It has 127 megawatts of power 3500 Nm of torque helping it get from zero to 62 mph inn use 1.9 seconds. It can run up to 400 kmh. The powertrains uses three electric motors combined with a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter three-cylinder engine. Koeningsegg calls this engine the Tiny Friendly Giant, or TFG for short.

Koenigsegg Gemera The car feature's the company's signature fighter jet-like styling.Photo courtesy of Koeingsegg

The company brags that the car can silently drive up to 300 km/h and the car has an all-electric range of 50 km.

Gemera has rear- and all-wheel steering, and all-wheel torque vectoring.

Koeingsegg hasn't skimped on creature comforts in the new model there are four heated and chilled cup holders, front and rear seat infotainment displays, four reading lights, memory foam heated seats, power seats, tri-zone climate control, exterior and interior cameras, and front and rear wireless phone chargers.

There are two ISOFIX connections available in the rear seats.

Koenigsegg Gemera The car lacks a traditional B-pillar.Photo courtesy of Koeingsegg

The exterior of the car features hallmark Koeingsegg attributes like fighter jet-inspired styling, hidden A-pillars, short overhangs, and large intakes. The carbon fiber body structure protects and has made the car a viable model without traditional B-pillars.

Lamborghini, Roger Dubuis, and Pirelli joined forces in Aspen to launch a new, very exclusive watch.

Photo courtesy of Roger Dubuis

Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis has added a new, automotive themed watch to its collection. The Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 recently debuted in Aspen, showcasing an avant-garde approach to watch design that incorporates prized modern materials.

Surrounded by the legendary ski runs and snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the watch made its debut as select guests were welcomed to drive a Lamborghini on ice, something usually avoided by the supercar owner set.

Excalibur Pirelli ICE ZERO 2 by Roger Dubuis www.youtube.com

The watch features sporty characteristics including its Poinçon de Genève-certified astral skeleton signature (820SQ calibre). The 28-piece watch has the Pirelli Cinturato intermediate pattern on the inside and wraps around the wrist with a Ice Zero 2 studded tire strap. It sits in a natural titanium case offset by icy blue accents.

Owners also received an additional bimaterial strap featuring a black rubber base and blue rubberTech inlay. It has a 52-hour power reserve.

The watch gets its name from the new studded tire of the Pirelli range. The Lamborghini that was driven on the ice during the reveal wore the shoes that leant their name to the model.

Only eight of the timepieces will be produced.

Dallas businessman Eddie Lee took delivery of his

Photo by Tony Valadez

It's sleek, it's sexy, it's a wee bit stealthy, and now it's owned by a Dallas area businessman. Eddie Lee took delivery of the custom crafted supercar from Koenigsegg Dallas, part of the Park Place Premier Collection, paying $3 million for the vehicle.

This isn't Lee's first Koenigsegg. He already owns a 2009 CCXR and has the company's latest model, the Jesko, the forebear to the Jesko Absolut that debuted a few weeks ago, on order. Lee's Jesko is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2021.

Koenigsegg Regera

Photo by Tony Valadez

Eddie Lee, and wife Laura, pose in front of their new car.

The Regera is a hybrid that combines the power of a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine with three electric motors. It achieves 1500 horsepower. The car doesn't have a traditional gearbox, instead relying on hydraulic coupling. Because of this, at speeds under 30 mph, the Regera leans on its electric motors for power. Above 30 mph, the car car utilizes its V8, taking off in a mad dash when the accelerator is push to the ground.

It can get from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. From a standstill to 249 mph takes less than 20 seconds. Those numbers make the car the fastest accelerating car in the world. Maximum speed is electronically restricted to 255 mph.

The two-seater is street legal.

It wears a Sweet Mandarin Pearl paint job and features exposed carbon fiber.

Regera started life in the automaker's Ängelholm, Sweden factory. Lee's Regera is number 24 of 80 but wears chassis number 168, a number considered lucky in Chinese culture because of how the numbers are pronounced in sequence, which sounds close to the Cantonese phrase "one path to prosperity".

"When I first got involved with Koenigsegg, I found out they number their chassis sequentially," said Lee. "The very first chassis was 01, the next 02, etc. My 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR is chassis number 62. I asked Koenigsegg what number my Regera chassis would be. When they told me it would be number 168, I shared the story of this set of lucky numbers. They made a very specialized logo for my car, which you'll see on the exterior of my car. It really was meant to be."

Koenigsegg offered just 80 Regera for sale when the car debuted in 2016. All have been sold.