Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg recently shook up the Geneva Motor Show by unveiling the all-new Koenigsegg Jesko. Jesko is a road-legal megacar created for those looking for absolute perfection. Jesko is the newest addition to the Swedish supercar-manufacturers lineup. Koenigsegg is also known for vehicles like the CCX and Agera. Koenigsegg only manufactured 125 cars which have already sold out. This is after 83 cars sold before the initial unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show. Further 42 then sold before April. If you were one of the looking few to get your hands on the Jesko, your pocket should be around $3 million lighter. This is what the Jesko will set you back.

Koenigsegg Jesko at Geneva Motor Show
Koenigsegg Jesko at the Geneva Motor Show

Mr Koenigsegg

Jesko has been named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, father of companies Founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg. Jesko was also the first Chairman of the Koenigsegg board. This was after he invested his life savings into the company to help his son realise his childhood dream. It was also Christians father who planted the young boys dream of starting a car company.

Christian and Jesko Koenigsegg
Christian von Koenigsegg and his father Jesko Koenigsegg

In 2018 Jesko Koenigsegg turned 80 years old and his son could think of no better way of honouring his father. He thus named the new car after Jesko. The timing also matched with the 25th anniversary of Koenigsegg brand. Christian decided that it was fitting to use this to celebrate both man and machine.

Christian von Koenigsegg and his father
Christian and Jesko Koenigsegg

Agera

Jesko is a successor to the mighty Agera RS- a $2,500,000 hypercar from Koenigsegg. The Agera is capable of producing an impressive 865 kW (1,160 hp). Above all, Agera RS is also the current world record holder for fastest production car in the world. This is after achieving an impressive top speed of 277.87 mph (446.97 km/h) on a closed road in Nevada. However, it’s worth noting that they fitted the car with the 1MW engine upgrade that produced 1,360hp on E85 fuel.

World Record Agera RS
World Record Agera RS

Engine and Transmission

The hypercar also has an all-new, Twin-Turbo V8 engine. It produces 1280hp and 1500 Nm of torque (or 1600hp if running on E85 fuel). The engine also has the world’s lightest V8 crankshaft weighing 12.5 kilograms.

Koenigsegg Jesko engine
Koenigsegg Jesko exposed elements

The megacar also features an all-new 9-speed transmission. The transmission uses a multi-clutch system and promises transmissions in almost no time. The new transmission also features a new system called “Ultimate Power On Demand” or UPOD. UPOD uses vehicle and engine speed to select the correct gear for largest power output. Drivers can prompt for the classic paddle-shift transmission mode if needed.

Koenigsegg Jesko Transmission
Koenigsegg Jesko Lightspeed transmission

Design

The team made the Jesko the ultimate track car with design to match. Although the chassis of the Jesko is the same one used in the Agera, the bodywork is completely new. The design and will ensure that the car looks incredible in any setting. This applies whether you’re outside a casino in Monaco or a race track in Germany.

Koenigsegg Jesko side view
Koenigsegg Jesko side view

The Jesko body focuses largely on aerodynamics. Each part made to ensure largest downforce. Even the rear view mirrors add an extra 20kg of downforce. As a result, Koenigsegg handles like no other hypercar before.

Koenigsegg Jesko Rear end and exhaust
Koenigsegg Jesko rear end and exhaust

Interior

The luxury feel of the Jesko continues into the interior as well. Further, the Jesko also offers a luxury interior that’s not typical for most track weapons. This includes electric seats and heating all operated via a touchscreen centre console.

Interior
Interior

The steering wheel and centre console have also received a huge upgrade. This includes the information display that rotates similarly to Rolls Royce center caps. The SmartCluster, as Koenigsegg calls it features all the essential information. This includes the tachometer, speedometer, power and warning lamps. Outside of that are gauges for fuel level, fuel pressure, oil pressure and temperature.

SmartCluster
SmartCluster up close

All together, Koenigsegg has achieved some the feats for such a small company. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this company! What do you think? Will Jesko be the new king of supercars and conquer all the hypercar meets? Or will the car manufacturing giants strike back with a vengeance?

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