Earlier this month, Koenigsegg and Polestar told us to “stay tuned” for “something exciting to come soon”. For good reason, most people immediately concluded that the two Swedish brands were preparing a jointly developed car. However, representatives of the two companies issued a clarification, saying that it was not on the agenda.
For now, all we know is that the two are teaming up for a promotional video that will air on June 25 at 6:00 a.m. EDT. Meanwhile, a joint livestream is planned for later today, which will involve their latest cars – the Gemera and the precept. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath and design chief Maximilian Missoni will be joined on camera by their counterparts from Koenigsegg, CEO Christian von Koenigsegg and design chief Sasha Selipanov.
They will talk about their latest cars as well as “a host of other topics”. As a reminder, the Gemera is presented as the “first Mega-GT in the world” and at the same time the first four-seater by Koenigsegg. Limited to 300 units, the “extreme megacar” offers a colossal power of 1,700 horsepower and 2,581 pound-feet (3,500 newton meters) thanks to three electric motors and a 2.0-liter three-cylinder combustion engine.
As for the Precept, the fully electric sedan adopts a superb design that we will see more with future production models, starting with the Polestar 3 SUV. This will allow Polestar to gradually move away from Volvo design benchmarks to create its own identity. The company has been relatively shy about the technical specifications, but we know that the wheelbase measures 122.4 inches (2.85 meters) and that the concept is based on 22-inch alloys.
We hope to learn more about the two cars later today as they are both quite captivating in their own way. It will be interesting to see if something more meaningful will come out of this collaboration later.