- The Koenigsegg Jesko

Introduction

For those of you who don't know. The koenigsegg Jesko was announced at the 2019 Geneva Motor show. The Jesko in my view is a hybrid. No, not of an electric and a petrol/diesel. I mean between two cars! The Jesko's closest relative is the Koenigsegg Regera. Anyone obsessed with hyper and super cars will see this. But, the Jesko only seems like that from the front. From the back it's a whole different story. The Jesko is a high performance track car. Unlike the Koenigsegg Regera, the Jesko has a large focus on aerodynamics. The designer of the Jesko is Christian Von Koenigsegg (CEO of Koenigsegg). The class is a sports car --->Supercar--->Track Car. The Koenigsegg Jesko is a Regera with more and better aerodynamics and a few more 'buffs'. Ah yes and by hybrid I meant the Agera and Regera...

Rear View Of The Koenigsegg Jesko

Rear View Of The Koenigsegg Jesko

A New Heart

As Koenigsegg claim, the Jesko is a new heart. The Koenigsegg CC8S replaced the McLaren F1 as the car with the most powerful production engine in the world. In 2014 the Koenigsegg CCR took a similar step when the CCR took the achievement of the fastest production car in history. However, as the days past Koenigsegg had some competition, Hennessy and Bugatti. To shake them off Koenigsegg's tail Koenigsegg needed to make something that Bugatti and Hennessy would never even consider, a mega car. This was a new type of car that you have probably never heard of. Though this was in the same year Koenigsegg wanted to create cars that would blow people away with luxury and speed. So they came up with the One:1, this car was made up of absolute hell to any other challenger. A twin-turbo V8 producing 1,360 hp, enough to make the One:1 the first production car in history with a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. With 1 megawatt of power, the One:1 was the world’s first Megacar. But, how does all this relate to the Jesko. Cars are made of tradition and sweat. I'm just joking their made carbon-fibre and aluminium. But the point is that Koenigseggs tradition is to break records. So that's what joins this with the Jesko...

The Jesko is powered by a newly designed, 1280.hp (1600hp on E85), twin-turbocharged V8 engine that benefits from significant changes to the Agera engine it replaces. At the core of the newly designed engine is the world’s lightest V8 crankshaft. Weighing just 12.5 kilos, Koenigsegg’s new flat-plane 180-degree crankshaft allows Jesko to produce more power, with greater efficiency, while achieving a higher 8500.rpm rev limit.

So What's New?

The Jesko's new aerodynamics

The Jesko's new aerodynamics

Aerodynamics

Koenigsegg claims that there are way better aerodynamics on the Jesko. As Jesko is an all-new vehicle, Koenigsegg went back to the drawing board and designed an all-new rear wing, new front splitter and new rear diffuser. This is new technology combinations made for minimum drag and maximum downforce. It also reduces upper body lift and delivers high quality airflow to the rear wing.

Interior

Now let's take a break from all this intensity of this record-breaking megacar. The Jesko was actually made to have some GT inheritance, and it does. I watched the testing videos and the interior in the tester isn't the official interior. But, me being me I did. I did some looking and turns out it is spectacular. I'll let you take a look yourself.

Jeskos interior

Jeskos interior

Outro

Thank you for reading. As always, have a great day!

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