Quark EV: a 30 kg and 340 hp electric motor by Koenigsegg – Autoplus

This engine is notably used in the brand’s new hybrid hypercar, namely the Koenigsegg Gemera.

Koenigsegg, the Swedish hypercar manufacturer, has always made its own engines, and it is not because the future is electrification that the brand will change its strategy. For his latest creation, the Gemera, a hybrid hypercar with 1,700 horsepower and 3,500 Nm of torque, Koenigsegg has designed an electric motor called “Quark” for use in hybrid vehicles. In fact, the Scandinavian firm has even developed two electric motors with the “Terrier”, a block which is made up of two “Quarks” and intended for 100% electric cars.

Impressive power to weight ratio

The Quark develops, according to Koenigsegg, a power of 340 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque, which is pretty incredible given that the engine is exceptionally compact and weighs less than 30 kg. The Terrier engine, made up of two Quarks and an inverter, develops 670 horsepower and 1,100 Nm of torque for only 84 kilos.

Koenigsegg did not give many other details about its two new electric motors, but these blocks should be found on other models of the brand in the future. For the moment, only the Gemera is electrified, but Koenigsegg is also working on a future 100% electric model, surely to compete with the new Rimac Nevera.

Dragos-Mihai Postariu, head of electric motor design at Koenigsegg, explains the interest of the Quark motor in the new Gemera: “The Quark engine is designed to boost the Gemera’s low-end power where you need it for hard acceleration. The combustion engine will come into action for higher speeds. This gives us a strong thrust thanks to the torque of the electric at low revs, then a continuous thrust with the thermal block up to a speed of 400 km/h, without any loss of torque or power. »

Koenigsegg does (almost) nothing like the others

At Koenigsegg, innovation has always been at the center of the specifications of all projects initiated. As a reminder, the Scandinavian firm had already surprised its world with the astonishing Regera, a supercar without a gearbox, or even with the design of an engine without a camshaft. Now, with this new electric motor with a record weight/power ratio, Koenigsegg is adding a new string to its bow and to its already richly endowed organ bank.

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