Introducing the Koenigsegg Jesko: A 300mph Megacar

By Paul Joseph

Swedish hypercar maker Koenigsegg has revealed the successor to the record-breaking Agera RS, which became the world’s fastest production car in 2017 with an official top speed of 278mph.

Called the Koenigsegg Jesko, named after the father of the company founder, Christian von Koenigsegg’s, the new creation is claimed to be even faster and capable of hitting an eye-popping 300mph.

The Jesko is powered by a new twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8 engine which was developed in-house and produces 1280 horsepower on regularl pump gas, which further increases to 1,600 horsepower on E85 biofuel.

The engine has a flat-plane crankshaft which is also claimed to be the lightest ever used in the V8 engine.

However, the technological highlight of the car is its nine-speed multi-clutch transmission that Koenigsegg is caling a “Light Speed Transmission.” Developed and built in-house, it weighs much less than a comparable dual-clutch transmission and is capable of changing between any of its gears in anl instant – thus the use “Light Speed” in the name.

In terms of design and styling, the Jesko shares several design elements with the likes of the Koenigsegg Regera and One:1. However, it also has some notable additions including an all-new carbon fibre monocoque chassis that makes for a more spacious cabin than all previous Koenigseggs.

Moreover, large rear wing, front splitter, and rear diffuser give the car downforce figures that are unheard of on a production car, while the front splitter is also the company’s biggest yet.

Pricing for the Koenigsegg Jesko starts at just under $3 million and a total of only 125 will be built.

By Paul Joseph