RE: Koenigsegg Jesko: Geneva 2019

RE: Koenigsegg Jesko: Geneva 2019

Tuesday 5th March

Koenigsegg Jesko: Geneva 2019

1,600hp, nine gears, four-wheel steer, 1,000kg of downforce - and, potentially, 300mph



For many years now, we've been almost used to Koenigsegg revealing a hypercar boasting such preposterous power and technology that it verges on the unbelievable. See the One:1, the first ever car to produce 1 Megawatt of power, and the 1,500hp Regera EV. Continuing in that fine tradition, Koenigsegg has just taken the wraps off the Jesko.

Named after Christian von Koenigsegg's father, the Jesko is described as the "child of the Agera RS", and continues in that car's vein with unrelenting track focus. Already Koenigsegg believes it will be the fastest production car in the world at two circuits (they haven't said which, yet) thanks to its twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8 making 1,280hp on 95 RON (or 1,600hp on E85), modified here with bigger turbos and a revised intake. Combine that with 1,000kg of downforce at 170mph and a 1,420kg kerbweight and it's easy to believe those claims.


The Jesko is way, way more clever than just big power and huge aero bits, though. It's built on a reworked carbon monocoque, promising more space (while retaining rigidity of 65,000Nm per degree), and four-wheel steer is fitted on a Koenigsegg for the first time. It also features a new 'Light Speed Gearbox', with nine ratios and six wet clutches yet weighing only 90kg; the idea is to have instantaneous changes both up and down, naturally, but also to be able to jump gaps in ratios just as quickly, too. The central lever or paddles can be pulled lightly to change one gear either way, while "Ultimate Power on Demand" mode, activated with a longer pull, means the car chooses whichever gear is suitable for maximum acceleration.

As the swan song for Koenigsegg's conventional V8, the Jesko's engine is treated to some new technology. An electric compressor pumps air into the turbos to eliminate lag, and a flat-plane crank saves some weight, as well as allowing for 8,500rpm. The chassis gets further upgrades, too; Koenigsegg's Triplex damper features front and rear (previously only found at the back of an Agera), the carbon wheels are staggeringly light - 20-inches and 5.9kg at the front, 21-inches and 7.4kg at the back - and have Michelin Cup 2 R tyres as an option, while that rear wing is said to be the largest ever fitted to a production car.

Koenigsegg will make two variants of the Jesko; this is the track variant, with maximum downforce, while a less aero-heavy car will target 300mph in time.125 will be built over three years, priced at around $3m a piece. This really is the end of an era, too - after the Jesko all Koenigseggs will be electrified to some extent. How on earth do they follow this?


 













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Gameface

Original Poster:

7,562 posts

16 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Love Koenigsegg. Another mental creation.

Fire99

9,515 posts

168 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Hibberdy hubberdy.... I'm still a big fan of Koenigsegg, even if the prices are getting pretty steep.. (Ignoring Bugatti's vanity project).
They really seem to walk their own path and do some very impressive in-house engineering..

Still the modern day hyper-car version of Lamborghini of old.. (and perhaps Bugatti in the EB110 era)

MX6

4,014 posts

152 months

Tuesday 5th March
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It looks great, but I thinking I'm starting to suffer hypercar fatigue, there are a lot of similarities...

sdiggle

71 posts

29 months

Tuesday 5th March
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MX6 said:
It looks great, but I thinking I'm starting to suffer hypercar fatigue, there are a lot of similarities...
Agree. They all go fast and cost a lot.

RumbleOfThunder

2,684 posts

142 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Insanely brilliant. Wing looks backwards though. laugh
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TWPC

596 posts

100 months

Tuesday 5th March
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It's the daddy.

epom

6,152 posts

100 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Holy bat wing...

Koenigsegg, lunatics but great lunatics.

Evilex

461 posts

43 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Whilst I understand that people are getting super hyper car fatigue, it's worth remembering that (for example) only about 140 Pagani Zondas were built in its 19 production span.

I think that there's just a lot of hype and publicity about the few that are built, and that impression is further compounded by the fact that more manufacturers are getting in on the act, albeit with tiny production volumes.

Fetchez la vache

5,116 posts

153 months

Tuesday 5th March
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sdiggle said:
MX6 said:
It looks great, but I thinking I'm starting to suffer hypercar fatigue, there are a lot of similarities...
Agree. They all go fast and cost a lot.
...ah but this one doesn't look like a McLaren. clap

RyanTank

2,793 posts

93 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Bonkers wing! I like the way they call it the baby Agera RS but it smashes it in certain figures.

Interested to know what the 2 sections here are for, my mind wants to say mounting points for an even crazier fixed wing on their hardcore version of this thing, but woven into the overall design. but really they'll probably be fore heat dissipation/cooling

BVB

596 posts

92 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Batst crazy.....but superb with it. Good looker too.

zooooom

1,277 posts

199 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Love the Koenigsegg philosophy.
There is a Shmee150 video on Youtube where he is talking to Christian von Koenigsegg about the new car.
Its a very open, informative and interesting watch.
It's a shame other car manufacturers are not so open about there cars.
I will take the Koenigsegg Jesko for the supermarket trips.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie for the school run please....

Edited by zooooom on Tuesday 5th March 14:23

Raudus42

150 posts

72 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Koenigsegg have really grown on me over the years.

Wonder what the PCP would be on that? With a balloon payment of, say $2.9m.

Striple

86 posts

80 months

Tuesday 5th March
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some fantastic engineering in this and not too fussy styling for a hypercar. what's 300 mph going to feel like?

BlackLabel

11,364 posts

62 months

Tuesday 5th March
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zooooom said:
Love the Koenigsegg philosophy.
There is a Shmee150 video on Youtube where he is talking to Christian von Koenigsegg about the new car.
Its a very open, informative and interesting watch.
It's a shame other car manufacturers are not so open about there cars.
I will take the Koenigsegg Jesko for the supermarket trips.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie for the school run please....

Edited by zooooom on Tuesday 5th March 14:23
The Shmee video is very interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJcozP9Mcvo

Gio G

1,900 posts

148 months

Tuesday 5th March
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BlackLabel said:
The Shmee video is very interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJcozP9Mcvo
I think Mr JWW does a great one too..(less annoying then Hi Shmee I'm guys!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjZD-maFwaY

G

cookie1600

1,099 posts

100 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Striple said:
what's 300 mph going to feel like?
188 mph more than any new Volvo by the sounds of it.

Glasgowrob

2,251 posts

60 months

Tuesday 5th March
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love Koenigsegg and the fact they just do their own thing.


ignore convention and just go your own way, if i ever won the euros it would be a regera in the garage although this new Jesko looks absolutely amazing.

wonder if i could hand CVG an old omega and a million pound and say make it so

WCZ

6,284 posts

133 months

Tuesday 5th March
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nice but hard to even rank where this sits with the crazy cars they've had

it's a shame that so much of its power comes from e85

LuS1fer

34,883 posts

184 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Just wondering when anyone is going to need 300mph.