We finally have a better look at the new Koenigsegg Jesko in some very artistic photos taken in the Swiss Alps.
It’s been about a month since the Koenigsegg Jesko’s surprise entrance at the Geneva Motor Show. At the time, there were plenty of car journalists able to snap pics of the Jesko behind a velvet rope, but Koenigsegg--for whatever reason--decided to release mostly computer renderings of the Jesko during the announcement.
Maybe it was simply due to the fact that Koenigsegg didn’t really need to come out with fancy press photos as the Jesko sold out within 5 days of its announcement. Or maybe their marketing team were a little late on having their photo shoot. Whatever the reason, we have the Jesko now backdropped against a beautiful Swiss lake town, and it’s the photos that this glorious hypercar deserves.
What we’re looking at is the most powerful production car currently in existence. Under the rear engine cover is a 5.0-L twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 1,280 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque on regular 95 octane (for as much as 95 octane can be considered “regular”), but gets boosted to 1,600 hp and 1,106 lb-ft on E85 racing fuel.
Power is routed through a 9-speed multi-clutch wet transmission that Koenigsegg calls a “Light Speed Transmission,” which can swap gears in as little as a few milliseconds. It can also go from first to second to ninth gear whenever the driver wants, although we’re not sure why you’d ever want to jump from second to ninth.
As with previous Koenigseggs, the chassis is a carbon fiber monocoque that is just slightly longer than the previous Agera RS. Its biggest standout feature, the massive rear wing, is the largest wing ever put on a production Koenigsegg. It’s active, as is the suspension and various other aerodynamic bits on the car.
Only 125 Jeskos are to be built, with all of them already reserved for a price of $3 million each. You might be able to get one from a Koenigsegg dealer, but you’ll have to wait a while as production doesn’t begin until the end of 2020.