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Jon Olsson explains why $1.9m Koenigsegg with 1700hp is his dream car

Published: 5/Aug/2020 12:50

by Kieran Bicknell

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Often blending the hypercar lifestyle with the practical necessities dictated by having a family is nigh-on impossible. The Koenigsegg Gemera is the perfect answer to that problem, and Jon Olsson sizes one up as a possible future addition to his garage.

While we’ve all probably dreamt of having a fleet of multi-million dollar hypercars sitting on our driveway, skier and YouTuber Jon Olsson experienced exactly that in one of his latest videos.

With the entire current Koenigsegg production catalog sitting on his driveway, it was a wonderful case of Swedish hypercar-induced sensory overload for Jon, though one car in particular stood out from the rest; The all-new $1.9 million Koenigsegg Gemera.

This four-seat, near-1700hp hybrid hypercar is the first of its kind in the world. Power comes from a combination of the turbocharged 2.0-liter 3-cylinder combustion engine and the three electric motors that together produce an incredible 1677hp and 2581 lb/ft of torque.

The Gemera makes an ideal family car

Since Jon is now a father, the practicalities of the Gemera greatly appealed to him, as did the range of nearly 1000km between refueling/recharging stops.

Jon explains that previously while on the Gumball Rally, he and his teammate would eat apples to help cut down on rest stops, though clearly that wouldn’t be needed with the Gemera.

Being the worlds first (and only) 4-seat hypercar has it’s advantages, too. He notes that the space in the back is ‘unreal’ meaning it would be perfect for himself, his wife Janni, and son Leon to enjoy together as well as being an incredibly fun car to drive.

Jon Olsson with Koenigsegg Gemera
YouTube: Jon Olsson
Could the Koenigsegg Gemera be Olsson’s next family car?

Jon’s new favorite car?

The Gemera’s visually arresting styling also caught the attention of Jon, noting the incredible size of the automatic vertically-opening doors, sleek Swedish design, and incredible road presence.

Having learned the difficulty of low garages with his G500 AMG, Jon was also happy to learn the doors have sensors to stop them from smacking into walls or low roofs when opened.

Jon admitted that the Gemera is “currently the car on the planet I want the most, no competition” so perhaps we’ll see a new addition to his exotic lifestyle. With two thirds of the 300 Gemeras already sold, he might need to make a quick decision.

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Gran Turismo 7 confirmed track list: Daytona, Trial Mountain, Willow Springs

Published: 21/Oct/2020 17:01

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the release of Gran Turismo 7 rumored to be in the next few months, we’ve compiled a list of all the tracks that have been confirmed as part of the upcoming Gran Turismo game. 

Gran Turismo 7 is one of the most highly-anticipated games for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Racers everywhere have been waiting with bated breath for a confirmed release date, but with no official news yet, the hottest rumor is that it will be a ‘release’ title for the PS5.

In preparation for the hopefully upcoming release, we’ve put together a list of all the tracks that have been confirmed for Gran Turismo 7. These are tracks that have been seen either in gameplay trailers, or quick glimpses in the in-game maps we’ve seen on the official trailers.

Gran Turismo 7 Trial Mountain Menu
YouTube: Playstation
Trial Mountain looks set to host a number of different championships.

Gran Turismo 7 full confirmed track list

During the trailers for Gran Turismo 7, a number of tracks can be seen. It appears that the tracks will be split into three categories based on their geographical location: Asia/Oceania, The Americas and Europe.

The Globe seen in the trailer also appears to confirm a few real-world locations based upon their geography alone.

Below is a full list of all the confirmed tracks in the upcoming release.

Trial Mountain Circuit

A firm fan-favorite, the return of Trial Mountain to Gran Turismo 7 will be a welcome sight. Long-time fans of the game were disappointed at its omission in GTSport, so even with a few revisions (such as a longer back straight) it will be a sure-fire early favorite circuit.

Willow Springs

Ideal for those that prefer tight, technical courses over all-out power and long straights, Willow Springs has been confirmed as part of Gran Turismo 7. We only catch a quick glimpse of it during the trailer, but it is definitely there.

GT7 American Tracks
YouTube: Playstation
A number of fictional tracks were shown in the menu system during the announcement trailer.

Goodwood Circuit

The iconic Goodwood circuit will be making an appearance in Gran Turismo 7. While neither this or Brand Hatch are shown in their entirety, based upon the globe shown in the trailer, the geographic location of the two southern England tracks correspond to the real-world locations of these circuits.

This legendary English circuit blends sweeping, fast corners with all-out straightaways to keep drivers ‘on their toes’.

Daytona

Omitted from GT Sport, the return of the legendary Daytona Speedway will make many fans of the Gran Turismo series very happy indeed. With a variety of layouts available, Daytona should prove to be a versatile track for a variety of different race classes.

Full confirmed track list so far:

  • Blue Moon Speedway
  • Daytona
  • Dragons Tail
  • Northern Isle Speedway
  • Trial Mountain Circuit
  • Willow Springs
GT7 Planet
YouTube: Playstation
The planet seen in the announcement trailer appears to give away some of the real-world track locations.

Non-confirmed tracks:

As mentioned, there are a number of locations that are all-but-confirmed based upon their locations showing up on the globe in the trailer. Those tracks are as follows:

  • Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos Circuit)
  • Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
  • Brands Hatch
  • Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
  • Circuit de la Sarthe
  • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
  • Goodwood Motor Circuit
  • Nurburgring
  • Red Bull Ring
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

As more information about track listings is released, we’ll be updating this article accordingly. Be sure to check back regularly for up-to-date news about the track list for Gran Turismo 7.