A classic stand-out akin to its aerodynamic elements
1600-HP Koenigsegg supercar Jesko, starts production. After its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Auto Show, the Swedish Automaker showed off the pre-production prototype of Jesko. And before it pushes its first deliveries in early 2022, this vibrant orange colour supercar is already sold out despite being a $3-million car.
Limited to only 125 examples, Jesko comes in two versions. One is a standard version designed for top speed runs, top track times, and a low-downforce version. The other version is known as Jesko Absolut. Identification for each version is evident, with the latter having no rear wing. Instead, it has been replaced with a pair of fins to aid stability. In addition, the standard version has been treated with more than 3,000 pounds of downforce.
Koenigsegg’s CEO and founder, Christian von Koenigsegg, said, “We are very excited to showcase this pre-series Jesko in conjunction with the start of production of the 125 Jesko and Jesko Absolut customer cars.”
Koenigsegg Jesko is a touch of the brand’s classic characteristics.
A powertrain that exemplifies intensified performance
A powerful 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V-8 engine serves as the heart of both versions. This could produce an impressive 1280 HP using its 95-octane petrol. This could rise to an even bigger 1600 HP when filled with E85 ethanol. The torque of the car is at 1106lb-ft and weighs 1400kg.
Such power is paired with an innovative component, the nine-speed transmission, or what Koenigsegg termed as “Light Speed Transmission”. This features seven wet, multi-disc clutches in a lightweight package that comes at just 90kg. Interestingly, this setup allows a seamless shift in any gear in just 20 milliseconds. For the record, this could make the fastest-shifting transmission in the world, according to Koenigsegg.
The manufacturer’s test driver, Markus Lundh, said in a statement, “Because of its seamless shifting, whether up or down, everything just happens much faster. There are no delays; it is very responsive and behaves exactly the way you want it to.”
Even with its modernized and innovative integration, the richness of what makes a Koenigsegg car is prevalent. An impressive supercar it is.
Classic icon for a classical representation
Jesko is named after Christian von Koenigsegg’s father, Jesko, and a successor to the Agera line in the manufacturer’s portfolio. Its stand-out vibrance takes after the original Koenigsegg’s CCR of 2004 finished in Tang Orange Pearl paint.
With its rich reflection from the brand’s characters, Jesko is set in a different level of simplicity and humility. Several design points can be seen of it being its predecessor, Agera. This is prevalent in its modernized rear lamps and wraparound windscreen.
Another cue from a different Koenigsegg, Regera, can be seen in its bodywork. A dynamic approach of its headlamps and an open rear design for increased airflow reflects that from Regera. However, Jesko is 30mm taller and 40mm longer than the Agera. This gives way for a spacious cabin.
Jesko has equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and a specialized Koenigsegg Electronic Stability system. This allows the car to stop from spinning its wheels in high gears.
Jesko is equipped with an infotainment system and a racing-inspired 5-inch SmartCluster instrument screen behind its steering wheel and turns as the steering wheel turns.
An innovative interior that equates comfort and luxury
1600-HP Koenigsegg supercar Jesko – If you thought the exterior offers so much excitement, the interior offers even more. Electronically operated seats come in leather or Alcantara in a variety of colour and contrast options. Its sport bucket seats are adorned with a carbon fibre shell that ensures lightness and comfortability.
As a touch of its innovative controls, Jesko is a keyless supercar. Its Autoskin, the pioneering body operating system first shown in Regera, can be controlled through its elegant remote. Miniaturised hydraulics is also engaged to swiftly operate its doors and hoods for a true touchless entry.
Jesko is equipped with an infotainment system and a racing-inspired 5-inch SmartCluster instrument screen behind its steering wheel and turns as the steering wheel turns. Another feature called SmartWheel comes in two small touchscreens equipped into its steering wheel. Such innovation allows the driver to configure functions such as audio control, phone control, ride height control, and cruise control.
Priced at a whopping $3 million, Jesko is named after Christian von Koenigsegg’s father, Jesko, and a successor to the outgoing Agera.
1600-HP Koenigsegg supercar Jesko is a touch of the brand’s classic characteristics. Even with its modernized and innovative integration, the richness of what makes a Koenigsegg car is prevalent. An impressive supercar it is. With its undeniable grasp of an ultimately high-performing vehicle, Jesko will be as legendary as its name.
It is no doubt that Jesko exemplifies the spirit of performance. And that reflects the Koenigsegg way.
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