First Production Koenigsegg Jesko Is Ready To Meet Its Owner

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As you'd expect, it's a masterpiece.

The first customer-bound Koenigsegg Jesko has left the automaker's Angelholm-based factory and arrived at its final destination with the client in Germany. Esser Automotive, an official Koenigsegg dealer in Germany, shared the news via Instagram with a single photo of the dramatically-styled hypercar.

With two basic specs to choose from, the owner of Jesko #1 opted for the Jesko Attack variant with a Battle Grey exterior finish and contrasting gold wheels. Behind the twin-spoke alloys live the orange brake calipers, which match the similarly-colored interior upholstery.

Esser Automotive collected the car at the factory on behalf of the customer and will be handing it over, presumably back in Germany. "We are immensely proud to deliver the very first production unit to our customer very soon!" the dealer says. "Today we enjoyed a big handover ceremony at the Koenigsegg factory in Angelholm and it was stunning to see how proud everyone is of this achievement."


Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Jesko was an instant success, with customers from all over the world expressing their interest. The entire allocation of 125 units sold out almost immediately - quite a feat, considering the rumored base price of $3 million.

Jesko - named after Christian von Koenigsegg's father - is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces a mountainous 1,281 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. Fill it up with E85 biofuel, and those figures rise to 1,603 hp and 1,106 lb-ft. The claimed top speed? A dizzying 330 mph in the Absolut derivative. A track-focused "Attack" model is also available, which is the model opted for by the first customer. It features a top-hung rear wing for maximum downforce as opposed to the high-speed, low-drag fins of the Absolut model.

The V8 is an engineering masterpiece; it can rev from idle to 7,800 rpm (the neutral redline) in a mere 213 milliseconds.

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Its multi-clutch Light Speed transmission is equally mind-blowing, comprising three shafts with two gears on each and seven clutches that can clutch together various combinations for a nine-ratio 'box. It weighs just 198 lbs and has a shift time of 30 milliseconds.

Koenigsegg aims to build between 40-50 examples of the Jesko each year, which means some customers may be in for a three-year wait. That's a small sacrifice, as they will be privy to one of the finest hypercars ever to grace the earth.

While all Jeskos were originally spoken for, a German dealership is selling a Jesko build slot for approximately $4.5 million. But the expenses won't end there, as there are endless options to wade through and choose from - and they don't come cheap.

We can't wait to see what intriguing specifications owners choose for the remaining Jesko builds.

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