The Koenigsegg Jesko hypercar is already sold out after its surprise unveiling at the Geneva Auto Show.
Not two weeks following the Jesko’s debut at Geneva, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has announced that the first 125-unit production run has already sold out. Down payments have been made from dealers and private customers for all available slots, with no cars remaining.
In fact, according to the company’s press release, 83 Jeskos were sold before Geneva even began. The rest were sold within 5 days of the car’s unveiling at the start of the biggest automotive trade show in the world.
However, all is not quite lost. If you’re a billionaire looking to get behind the wheel of what may very well turn out to be the fastest production car ever produced, then there’s still a glimmer of hope.
"A small number of vehicles were purchased by Koenigsegg dealers to secure build slots for potential clients who could not attend the Geneva show,” writes the company in their press release. “Aspiring clients without a Jesko build slot are encouraged to contact their Koenigsegg dealer as soon as possible."
Only the ultra-wealthy need apply. According to Car and Driver, each Jesko starts at $3 million.
What you get for all those many millions of dollars is a car that can take both regular 95 octane and E85 racing fuel. In regular octane guise, the car’s 5.0-L twin-turbo V8 makes 1,280 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, but feed it the good stuff and you’ll get an incredible 1,600 hp and 1,106 lb-ft.
Power is routed through a 9-speed multi-clutch transmission that Koenigsegg calls a Light Speed Transmission. It uses several wet clutches to swap gears faster than you can blink, and is able to go from 4th to 7th to 1st at the press of a button. Or shifter, whatever you want to call it.
As expected, most of the car is made out of advanced carbon fiber composites, including the wheels, monocoque chassis, and active rear wing. Active suspension and rear-wheel steering further enhance the Jesko’s drivability.
So if you still want one, better get on the horn with your nearest Koenigsegg dealer and hope they were one of the lucky ones to get a build slot. Otherwise, you're out of luck.