The most exciting upcoming hyper-car?:The Koenigsegg Jesko
With the Koenigsegg Jesko nearing production I thought it would be fun to revisit what we have to look forward to!
The Koenigsegg Jesko, named after Christina Von Koenigsegg's father is the next chapter in the Koenigsegg lineup. Only 125 will be made and 40-50 will be built a year. The Jesko also has a staring price of $3 million, but sadly for anyone who can afford that price, its too late as they have all been sold out.
Engine and transmission
The Jesko uses Koenigsegg's 5.0 L twin-turbo charged V-8 but has lots of differences than previous versions. It will now use a flat-plane crankshaft instead of a cross-plane crankshaft, which will likely give it the ability to rev higher. It uses dual overhead camshafts and has 4-valves per cylinder. The turbo-chargers have been enlarged, but to prevent there from being extra turbo-lag Koenigsegg designed it to have electric air-compressors that will shoot air directly into them to spool them up before use. The engine produces 1,281 horsepower on regular gas, but on E85 it will produce a mind-blowing 1,603 horsepower and 1,106 lb ft of torque. Mated to this mammoth of an engine is a 9-speed, seven clutch (yeah seven clutch!) shift-paddle transmission that Koenigsegg claims will be the quickest transmission ever built. It also has a mode called "Ultimate Power on Demand" that is designed to skip directly to the optimal gear depending on the drivers input, rather than down or up shifting sequentially to that gear.
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The Jesko is equipped with a large carbon fiber front splitter at the front and a curvy shaped wing at the rear generating 1,764 lbs of downforce at 155 mph, 2,205 lb at 171 mph and 3,086 lbs at its top speed which is 278 mph for the track variant. The car will have a 0-60 time of just 2.5 Seconds which is insane for how much downforce the car has.
Jesko Absolut variant
There will be two variations of the Jesko. A track variant and a low drag variant built for straight line speed. The Absolut is the straight line speed variant which looks a lot different than the normal Jesko. Instead of a massive boomerang wing it will have long fins coming from the top of the car to streamline the air flow. Koenigsegg states it will be the fastest car they will ever make. How fast? you might ask. Well they claim it will be able to achieve speeds of over 330 mph in the right place at the right time, which is just unbelievable! 3,000 hours were spent on the aerodynamic analysis alone. Koenigsegg really put their heart and soul into producing this car and I am sure it will not let us down!
For the most part the Jesko was very well received by car enthusiasts from around the world. After all Koenigsegg is the ultimate car manufacture of some of the most powerful and extraordinary cars in the world. It was well enough received by the world that Hot Wheels is making a model of it for 2020 that will be hitting store shelves very soon!
Well I hope you enjoyed reading this article! have a lovely day!