Say Hello To The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut: A 1,600-HP Rocket Ship For The Road

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It's going to be fast. Seriously fast.

Koenigsegg knows a thing or two about designing, engineering, and building ridiculously fast cars. The Koenigsegg Agera RS was once the fastest production road car in the world, only to be unseated by the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. Bugatti may, once again, be forced to respond to the Swedish carmaker's latest creation: Presenting the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, a stealthier, faster, and even more sophisticated version of the already incredible Koenigsegg Jesko.

According to the Swedish hypercar maker, the Jesko Absolut is not only the fastest Koenigsegg ever made, but it could turn out to be the fastest series-production car of all time. Basically, it's a more track-oriented version of the already incredible Jesko, itself revealed exactly a year ago at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

"The Jesko Absolut with its shocking low drag coefficient of 0.278Cd, combined with its high-speed stability optimized aero features, daily drive friendly characteristics and luggage space, make the Jesko Absolut a land-based rocket-ship determined to reach unheard-of speed in record-setting pace," says the man himself, Christian von Koenigsegg.

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Like the "standard" Jesko, the Jesko Absolut is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 fitted with a 180-degree crankshaft allowing for an 8,500 rpm rev limit. This in-house built engine is connected to another Koenigsegg-developed product, a nine-speed Light Speed Transmission system capable of doing gear changes in a split-millisecond from any gear to any other gear. It doesn't matter how many gears are skipped. Total output is 1,600 horsepower.

Another fascinating piece of tech is Ultimate Power On Demand, a gear-change system allowing for instant power and, at the same, always available in the right gear for maximum acceleration.

Styling-wise, the Jesko Absolut more than looks the part. A pair of fins inspired by the F-15 fighter jet replaces the Jesko's huge rear spoiler. Koenigsegg claims these two fins "clean up airflow over the rear end," thus providing for greater stabilization at high speeds while also reducing drag. The also F-15 inspired extended rear hood, covered rear wheels, lowered right height, a lack of front wheel covers, and closed air duct on the front hood all contribute to reducing drag and downforce.

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It's also possible to stow the roof panel in the front trunk, or frunk. Because there's less downforce, the suspension can also be adjusted to be softer for more comfortable daily driving. So, what is the Jesko Absolut's top speed? Unknown at this time, but von Koenigsegg says both the math and advanced simulations indicate it'll be insanely fast. No word yet on when that next top speed run will take place but, knowing Koenigsegg, it'll definitely happen. Also no word just yet on how many examples are planned and how much they'll cost, but the standard Jesko, limited to 125 units, started at $2.8 million.

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