Named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company Founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg and previously codenamed Ragnarok after Norse Mythology this mean supercar is finally a reality and packs a punch.
Powered by a re-designed twin-turbo V8 engine with a new 180-degree flat-plane crankshaft, new intake, bigger turbos with air injection, and more precise pressure control, the Jesko has a 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine that gets 1,280 horsepower on standard gasoline—and 1,600 horsepower when fueled on E85 biofuel. Customers can choose which they prefer to power the car.
It's new Light Speed Transmission – designed in-house at Koenigsegg – is a 9-speed multi-clutch unit that does away with traditional synch rings and makes changes between ANY gear possible at near light speed.
At the core of every Koenigsegg is its carbon fibre monocoque chassis. Jesko features a monocoque that is 40mm longer and 22mm taller than its predecessor, allowing for more generous headroom and legroom. Importantly, it still retains every bit of its structural rigidity, measured at 65,000 Nm per degree. This supremely stiff and strong chassis allows Koenigsegg’s engineers to concentrate on tuning the suspension for performance rather than compensating for suboptimal chassis dynamics.
Koenigsegg’s F1-style elongated wishbones are retained and improved. These combine with the largest wheel bearings used in a road car today to provide the ultimate in responsiveness and feel. Fully adjustable damping from Öhlins is tuned using bespoke electrics and controllers designed in-house at Koenigsegg.
Showcasing its penchant for track-focused performance and handling, Jesko features the most aggressive aerodynamics package ever designed for a Koenigsegg car.
A double-profile rear wing gives it the necessary downforce needed for a machine that the company says can break the 300mph barrier, in certain situations. The front splitter is deeper than that of the Agera and has enlarged, active under-body flaps to enhance or decrease downforce as needed.
The company calls its unconventional doors, which open straight up rather than on the angle used by butterfly-style doors, “dihedral synchro-helix doors.” A lightweight carbon roof comes off for open-air driving.
Only 125 Jeskos will be built, at a rate of around 40 to 50 a year with prices starting at just under $3m plus local taxes