RE: Koenigsegg Jesko sold out already

RE: Koenigsegg Jesko sold out already

Tuesday 19th March

Koenigsegg Jesko sold out already

There were 83 Jeskos sold before Geneva - the remaining 42 went in just five days



Remember the incredible Jesko hypercar which Koenigsegg unveiled in Geneva? Of course you do, it was one of the stars of the show. Well it seems that it wasn't just remarkable enough to stick in the PH memory, but to persuade 125 people to part with $3million each for the pleasure of owning one. Or at least to part with the hefty deposit required to secure the opportunity to spend $3million in the future, with Koenigsegg today announcing that the entire production run is sold out.

There's no word on the split between how many 'track' and 'top speed' variants have been ordered, a decision which is made on a customer by customer basis, but we do know that 83 cars were already spoken for prior to the Jesko's official unveiling on the Palexpo floor, leaving just 42 chances for those not previously in the know to get their name down. For that to happen took just five days, and now there are no more Jeskos to be had.


Well, that's not quite true, with Koenigsegg coquettishly revealing that, "a small number of vehicles were purchased by Koenigsegg dealers to secure build slots for potential clients who could not attend the Geneva show." Going on to say that those who aspire to still be in with a chance of owning the ultra-exclusive machine should "contact their Koenigsegg dealer as soon as possible." We'll get right on that.

Company founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, said of the Jesko's popularity: "The new Koenigsegg Jesko is the highest volume production run we've ever planned. For it to have sold out within days of its unveiling is both humbling and a wonderful testament to the outstanding crew we have at Koenigsegg. From the visionary work of our designers, engineers and technicians to the incredible job done by our sales team and our global network of Koenigsegg dealers - it took a great team to bring the Jesko to the world. We are very thankful for the reception it's received from the press, the public and of course, our growing family of Koenigsegg owners."

Production of the Jesko is set to begin at the end of 2020 at a rate of one per week, meaning, if our maths is correct, that it should take 125 weeks to complete the build run. That's almost two and a half years, so while it may be sold out, we're sure to be hearing about the Jesko for plenty of time to come.



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IMI A

Original Poster:

6,517 posts

141 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Does that badge really not read Jerko?

Gameface

7,955 posts

17 months

Tuesday 19th March
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If I had the means I'd be among the deposit holders.

Love what Koenigsegg do.

Edited by Gameface on Tuesday 19th March 17:35

Krikkit

14,790 posts

121 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Gameface said:
If I had the means I'd be among the deposit holders.

Love what Konigsegg do.
Me too - their attitude to building their own parts when they aren't up to scratch is immensely interesting for such a small firm. e.g. the 9-speed gearbox they've built for this car.

wab172uk

1,251 posts

167 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Like all these cars with 1000bhp+ it'll be too fast and too scary to reasonably drive with enthusiasm.

Sure, some will see the odd track day, but to get the best from it, you really need to be an F1 or similar skilled racing driver. Your average Billionaire has the cash, but not many have the skill.

You'd have more fun in a GT3 or GT3 RS.

83 sold, with no doubt over 70 of them will be transported from the dealer, via car transporter, to their amazing garage full of other exotica. Never to turn a wheel on the public road.

Nice to be that rich to buy something and keep as a very very expensive ornament.

Yes, I'd do the same too,

Edited by wab172uk on Wednesday 20th March 09:03


Edited by wab172uk on Wednesday 20th March 09:04

HighwayStar

2,250 posts

84 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Krikkit said:
Gameface said:
If I had the means I'd be among the deposit holders.

Love what Konigsegg do.
Me too - their attitude to building their own parts when they aren't up to scratch is immensely interesting for such a small firm. e.g. the 9-speed gearbox they've built for this car.
And the 9 speed geek out!
https://youtu.be/3qGUxCZh8HQ
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okenemem

347 posts

134 months

Tuesday 19th March
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yes please

Glasgowrob

2,287 posts

61 months

Tuesday 19th March
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if i had the means.......

i'd have one and make sure it was used every single day,

wonder what the highest mileage Koenigsegg out there is?

Gandahar

6,316 posts

68 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Considering the story behind this I am so glad they have got so many sales to keep them going forward.

To be honest his cars don't really float my boat style wise, but I am so glad he is doing it still and people are buying them.

He's the Swedish Peter Wheeler.



What is the Swedish for Ding Dong?

In a world where Ford stop doing fun cars for SUV's, a sad grey world where the crossovers look at the small suvs and do not know the difference.....


beer

Gandahar

6,316 posts

68 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Krikkit said:
Gameface said:
If I had the means I'd be among the deposit holders.

Love what Konigsegg do.
Me too - their attitude to building their own parts when they aren't up to scratch is immensely interesting for such a small firm. e.g. the 9-speed gearbox they've built for this car.
The infotainment system probably more hassle ... such is the modern world smile

gears and knobs and a bit of oil. That is what cars should be made of.


200Plus Club

5,454 posts

218 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Having been up very close to a few Eggs at the vmax events and speaking to owners I'm very much a fan mainly for the stunning engineering and superb performance of these beasts. I'll never own one unless a lottery win arrives but I'd buy one in a shot given chance.
Fabulous things.

Pericoloso

38,543 posts

103 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Has Shmee ordered one ?

Twoshoe

449 posts

124 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Damn, I was going to buy one of these for my wife. Oh well, it'll have to be a second-hand Skoda Yeti instead.

Dr Nookie

110 posts

140 months

Tuesday 19th March
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How could anyone not want one...

borat52

147 posts

148 months

Wednesday 20th March
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Pericoloso said:
Has Shmee ordered one ?
Making full use of daddy’s pension that boy.

keith2.2

670 posts

135 months

Wednesday 20th March
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interesting comment about the 'new members to the koeniggsegg family' - I would assume all of the pre-sold ones were 'Hi sir, you've got a CCX and an Agera and a Regera - fancy another?'

It feels like the sort of Brand where patrons follow the journey by collecting them all, rather than jumping straight in.

I, of course, have absolutely no knowledge on the subject so really this post is a waste of our collective time.

200Plus Club

5,454 posts

218 months

Wednesday 20th March
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The owners I spoke to definitely love the brand and "family" approach to owning one. They all went to Sweden and "Mr Eggs" house etc as part of an annual tour. The cars got used hard, albeit not as daily drivers of course, and the factory support was fabulous apparently. Cars were bought back often at price paid or sold for profit as they have gone up in value in most cases. They all seemed to own one or more and would buy the next new model. What's not to like!

mrclav

769 posts

163 months

Wednesday 20th March
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borat52 said:
Pericoloso said:
Has Shmee ordered one ?
Making full use of daddy’s pension that boy.
And, if he is, good for him - if I was in his position, I'd do exactly the same.

wab172uk

1,251 posts

167 months

Wednesday 20th March
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borat52 said:
Pericoloso said:
Has Shmee ordered one ?
Making full use of daddy’s pension that boy.
Ah, the typical British Green eyed Jealous monster. If someone has something g I can't afford, it must be Daddy's money.

HighwayStar

2,250 posts

84 months

Wednesday 20th March
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borat52 said:
Pericoloso said:
Has Shmee ordered one ?
Making full use of daddy’s pension that boy.
Not at all.... jealousy... It's his own money. Like him or not, he's doing very well from YouTube.

vz-r_dave

3,346 posts

158 months

Wednesday 20th March
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HighwayStar said:
borat52 said:
Pericoloso said:
Has Shmee ordered one ?
Making full use of daddy’s pension that boy.
Not at all.... jealousy... It's his own money. Like him or not, he's doing very well from YouTube.
Do you know him personally?

I watched his video on how he made his money, he states he did not have his fathers support on buying cars but that by no means he wasn't supported / 'well off' before he started his channel.

I agree he has done very well with his channel, he is a very intelligent guy, but it does seem he had a bit of (1%) privilege to back him up. But of course if you know him then fair enough I might be completely wrong.

This isnt jealousy, I just want wealthy entrepreneurs to be more honest / humble about their beginnings.