Deliveries of 1,600-hp hypercar will begin in spring 2022.
The Koenigsegg Jesko is a truly epic machine that's expected to break several speed records when it arrives. The 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine not only makes a thrilling noise but generates 1,603 horsepower with the right fuel. It's not just quick in a straight line, as an active triplex damper in front and special Michelin rubber will contribute to exceptional handling characteristics.
We've seen Koenigsegg thrashing a few Jesko prototypes before, but the company has taken a step closer to the real deal by revealing a pre-series production car finished in a searing shade called Tang Orange Pearl. It's said to be a visual homage to the original Koenigsegg CCR color palette and, well, it looks magnificent.
The orange paint is complemented by accents in silver and carbon fiber. From the way the Jesko sits as low to the ground as possible to the giant rear wing at the back, everything about it screams speed.
"We are very excited to showcase this pre-series Jesko in conjunction with the start of production of the 125 Jesko and Jesko Absolut customer cars," said CEO and Founder Christian von Koenigsegg.
That small group of customers will be able to enjoy an equally dramatic cabin with no shortage of carbon fiber, Koenigsegg's usual spectacular detailing, and advanced tech like the SmartCluster instrument screen.
Koenigsegg is particularly excited about the Jesko's patented Light Speed Transmission (LST). It boasts nine forward gears and seven wet, multi-disc clutches - it's said to be the quickest shifting transmission in the world. The opening and closing of clutches, a process that happens simultaneously, will enable dramatically fast and seamless gear changes.
"The Jesko feels very natural to drive," says prototype driver Markus Lundh. "Because of its seamless shifting, whether up or down, everything just happens much faster. There are no delays, it is very responsive and behaves exactly the way you want it to."
Pre-assembly will start at a 10,000 square meter facility that has been expanded. Deliveries of the Jesko are planned to start in spring 2022.