We’re aware that is a big claim but we don’t think it is such a crazy idea. The Jesko certainly looks the part and it will be even more rare than some of the aforementioned unicorn cars.
First announced in 2019, the Jesko is named after CEO Christian von Koenigsegg’s father. The Jesko sports a variant of the same twin-turbo V8 engine found in the Koenigsegg Agera. However, the Jesko’s engine features a 180° flat-plane crankshaft. That crankshaft saves a bit of weight (11 lbs) and pushes the redline from 8,250 rpm to a nice round 8,500 rpm.
The engine makes 1,281 horsepower on pump gasoline and 1,603 horsepower on E85 fuel. The Jesko also has a bespoke transmission that Koenigsegg calls the “LST” or “Light Speed Transmission”. They named it as such because they claim that it is the fastest shifting gearbox in the world.
The transmission has 9 forward gears and seven wet, multi-disc clutches and according to Koenigsegg, it can change gears at “near light speed.” We suppose if it shifted any faster than that the gears would time travel.
Only 125 Jeskos will be produced at a rate of 40 to 50 per year. Though, they are already completely sold out so if you haven’t ordered one yet you’re going to have to wait until these puppies hit the auction market.
To get up close and personal with the Jesko, check out Christian himself doing a full walkthrough of a “pre-series” version of the car in a Doug DeMuro-style video.
Koenigsegg Jesko Walkthrough video
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