$3 million Koenigsegg Jesko (pronounced with the Swedish soft J, as in ‘YESS-ko’) just revealed at Geneva International Motor Show which is named after Christian von Koenigsegg’s father. Here I tell you that this is not a variation of Agera RS but replacement of it.
The car weighs only 3130 pounds. The top speed isn’t revealed by the company yet, but some say that the company plans to make the Jesko300 version which itself says the targeting 300 mph speed. I know only 125 units to be made.
The powerhouse is having the world’s lightest production v8 crankshaft weighing 27.6 pounds made from Swedish Dievar steel. Vibrations are decreased by using active engine mount in addition with lightweight connecting and pistons.
This 5-liter twin-turbo v8 produces 16oohp and 1106 lb-ft of torque when driven with E85 ( 85% Ethanol blended with 15% Gasoline) but with regular gasoline fuel, it falls down to 1280. It has a separate air tank and a compressor to keep boost pressure up, which help to feed 20 bar shot of air in turbocharger to eliminate the turbo lag. A pretty metal solution!
Another interesting thing is that it’a having nine-speed transmission along with seven clutches! There is a reason behind this huge number of clutches. It only allows changing gear to the adjacent one in dual clutch transmission whereas this multi-clutch transmission allows reaching any gear from the current up to 5 gears away by giving the paddle an extra hard press.
While talking about the size, It is larger and higher than the Regera, which allows more interior space. The same suspension is improved for Jesko containing Ohlins Damper on all four wheels along with additional damper on the front axle to maintain optimum ride height. Koenigsegg Jesko has the four-wheel steering in which rear wheels turn three degrees.
Talking about the Interior and User Interface, Jesko has nine-inch infotainment system with USB inputs, Bluetooth, wireless phone charging, top-view camera, etc. All system can be updated via Koenigsegg Cloud. And updated instrument cluster! A five-inch digital screen directly mounted on steering wheel. Just wow!
Koenigsegg Jesko is something so extraordinary that you literally are amazed every time you think about it.
Source Credits: Autoblog