2022 GMC Hummer EV, 2023 BMW M3 CSL, Koenigsegg Gemera: The Week in Reverse

We drove the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, spied on a potential BMW M3 CSL and saw the first Koenigsegg Gemera prototype. It’s the opposite week, right here Motor authority.

Customer examples of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV are in production and we were able to test one this week (we tested a prototype earlier). The fully electric Lifestyle pickup truck offers up to 1,000 hp and 350 mile range and an SUV body style will be available for 2024 model year.

BMW M turns 50 this year, and the hot versions of the M3 and M4 are encouraged to celebrate with the revival of the CSL badge. A prototype of a potential M3 CSL was spotted in Nürburgring this week, and word of mouth is that the lightweight Sport sedan is coming up to 550 hp.

Koenigsegg has released a prototype of his first work for Gemera. In case you forgot, Gamera is a hybrid hypercar powered by a turbocharged inline-3 and three electric motors. The combined output is a wonderful 1,700 hp. Interestingly, both the engine and the electric motor were manufactured internally by a Swedish firm.

Another hypercar in the headlines this week was the new Le Mans hypercar race car from Bykoles, Germany. The car avoids the hybrid route as its only source of power for a V-8, and interestingly, Bycoles plans to field it under the VanWall banner. We will probably have to wait until the 2023 World Endurance Championships to see how the car measures up in the competition.

And finally, Mercedes-Benz AMG has launched an SL powered by a 4-cylinder engine. The engine itself produces 381 hp but can get a temporary 14-hp boost from a light-hybrid system. It also has the turbocharger technology found in Mercedes’ Formula One race cars.

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