Three years after it made its debut on the 2019 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present, the Koenigsegg Jesko is nearly prepared for manufacturing.
The Swedish efficiency marque on Monday launched photographs of a accomplished Jesko Absolut pre-production mannequin. The gorgeous hypercar, completed in Graphite Grey, joins the Jesko Assault pre-production mannequin accomplished final summer time. The Jesko Assault is completed in a shiny orange shade that was supplied on Koenigsegg’s CCR within the firm’s early days.
Pre-production vehicles are usually used for remaining testing in addition to for certification and registration functions. In addition they present plant workers with a chance to iron out any manufacturing snags earlier than the primary buyer examples are constructed. Koenigsegg mentioned each Jesko pre-production fashions might be retained by the manufacturing facility for testing.
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut (left) and Jesko Assault
Buyer deliveries of the Jesko are because of begin later in 2022 and simply 125 examples are destined to be constructed. All construct slots are gone, regardless of the automotive beginning at $3 million. For these readers wiping their tears on their clean test, there should still be a approach to safe a Jesko. A handful of construct slots for exotics just like the Jesko are often earmarked for seller companions, so do not be shocked if examples begin exhibiting up on the market—with enormous markups—within the close to future.
Clients will be capable of select between the Assault and Absolut variations. The Jesko Assault incorporates a high-downforce setup designed for reaching high monitor occasions, whereas the Jesko Absolut incorporates a low-downforce setup designed for high velocity runs. The latter, whose coefficient of drag is a low 0.278 Cd, can simply be recognized by its lacking rear wing. The Jesko Absolut ought to be capable of crack the 300-mph barrier, and Koenigsegg has acknowledged that it’s going to by no means try to construct a sooner automotive. Patrons that go for the Jesko Assault might be handled to greater than 3,000 kilos of downforce via quite a few aerodynamic parts that adorn the automotive’s physique.
Each variations sport a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. With E85 within the tank, the hypercar makes 1,600 hp. Filling the automotive up with gasoline drops the facility ranking to 1,280 hp. The engine pairs with a 9-speed automated that Koenigsegg calls the Mild Velocity Transmission. Know-how inside the transmission permits the Jesko to skip gears, permitting it to drop seamlessly from, say, seventh to fourth. The transmission by no means sees fifth or sixth gear on this instance.
“Due to its seamless shifting, whether or not up or down, every part simply occurs a lot sooner,” Markus Lundh, a Koenigsegg check driver, mentioned in an announcement. “There aren’t any delays, it is rather responsive and behaves precisely the best way you need it to.”
In contrast to a few of Koenigsegg’s earlier fashions, the Jesko has been homologated for roads all over the world, which implies that, sure, we’ll see no less than one within the U.S.
Alongside the Jesko, Koenigsegg is constructing the Regera. The corporate can also be persevering with work on one other mannequin, the Gemera, its first four-seater. The Gemera combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-3 with a classy electrical system to generate a mixed 1,700 hp. Koenigsegg plans to construct 300 Gemeras, although there is no phrase on when manufacturing will begin.