Listen to the power of 1,600 Norse stallions unleashed.
Koenigsegg is entering a new era, leaving the Agera behind (just as it did with the CCX before it) as it prepares to begin delivery of the new Jesko. The initial specifications announced at the hypercar's debut in Geneva last March paint a very promising picture indeed. But the question on our minds has been "how does it sound?"
Happily, the Swedish manufacturer itself has answered that question with this little video (and most importantly, audio) clip it released on Instagram – a social media platform which, as it turns out, is good for more than just posting pictures of your food.
So how does it sound? Pretty brutal, we'd say. But we'll let you listen and judge for yourself. Just scroll to the second slide above, and don't forget to turn up the volume.
If you're not clear on what you're listening to, though, allow us to refresh your memory. The Jesko is the latest model to come from Koenigsegg, an independent boutique exotic automaker based in Angelholm, Sweden, and whose previous products have set some rather stellar performance records. But the Jesko, named after founder Christian von Koenigsegg's dear father promises to leave them all in a cloud of tire smoke and spent fuel.
The Jesko is powered by the latest evolution of Koenigsegg's 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8, tuned to deliver a massive 1,281 horsepower on ordinary gasoline, or as much as 1,603 hp on an E85 bio-ethanol blend (that's all but completely pure alcohol) like the fuel they use in IndyCars.
Channeled to the rear wheels through an innovative nine-speed multi-clutch "Light Speed Transmission," the Jesko stands a real chance of beating the Bugatti Chiron's landmark 300-mph record. And as we've discovered today, it'll sound pretty good doing it, too. Shame the entire production allotment of 125 units has already been spoken for because we'd gladly spend the millions we don't have to be able to listen to this exhaust note every day.