Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg Jesko

Kept under wraps for a good amount of time, not a whisper came out of the Swedish company, their latest hypercar made a debut at Geneva, under the name of Jesko. The name is a tribute to Christian's father, which apparently didn't even know until the debut.

Came to replace the Agera RS, the Jesko has a 5.0L twin-turbo V8 which develops around 1587HP and can push the car to speeds of 482km.h.

The transmission, which is some sort of a magical key point here, Christian calls it "Light Speed Transmission", is a 9-speed, multi-clutch designed in-house, which doesn't feature sync rings at all, instead making it shift near instant gear changes. Unlike other DCT's on the market, Koenigsegg's tranny can switch to any gear almost instantly, without waiting for syncronization. More interesting facts is that it only weights 90kg, clutches included.

In order to keep the car planted at high speeds, Koenigsegg used a Triplex damper at the front, along with Ohlins traditional dampers. A first is also the rear wheel steering system which will focus the car around the corners even further.

Interior gimmicks include a steering wheel with 2 touch-pad displays, haptic feedback included and a central 5" LCD for main information.

There will be only 125 units built, with prices starting around 3mil. mark.

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Koenigsegg Jesko
Koenigsegg Jesko
Koenigsegg Jesko
Koenigsegg Jesko
Koenigsegg Jesko