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.