Building heavily limited, heavily fast hypercars can sometimes take a while. Since 2019 we know that the Koenigsegg Jesko is coming. We even know how hard it can play, how it is made, how it sounds and that it will also come to the Netherlands. And now we know exactly what it will look like. This is the final production version of the Jesko.
Koenigsegg sends these pictures of a pre-production copy into the world as they start assembling the first customer car. The brand builds 125 Jeskos, divided between the ‘regular’ and the Absolut with low air resistance. Each year 40 to 50 will roll out of the factory. Of course, all copies have already been sold, for prices of at least 2.6 million euros (excluding taxes).
1,600 hp on biofuel
Have you forgotten how the Koenigsegg Jesko is put together again? Well, it has a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that revs at 8,500 rpm and produces 1,600 horsepower on E85 biofuel. On normal petrol, he gets stuck at 1,280 hp. It drives its rear wheels through a nine-speed transmission with seven wet clutches. That gearbox represents “a degree of evolution that we have not seen since the development of the modern dual-clutch transmission at the turn of this century,” Koenigsegg said. The brand claims that the so-called LST (Light Speed Transmission) will be the fastest-shifting gearbox in the world.
One tonne of downforce on the Koenigsegg Jesko
The standard Koenigsegg Jesko suffers from about 800 kilos of downforce at 250 km/h, or 1,000 kilos at 275 km/h. With the Absolut, the brand replaces the huge spoiler that makes this possible with a longer stern. This, plus other aero tweaks, should make it “incredibly fast.”
“According to simulations, it goes well past our target of 500 km/h,” says Christian von Koenigsegg. “The only limitations are tires, location and common sense.” Boy…