Named after the father of the brand's founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, the Jesko will see a limited production of only 125 units, each of which will carry a price tag north of 3 million US dollars!
Three years after its global reveal at the Geneva Motor Show, the Koenigsegg Jesko has now entered production. Finished in ‘Tang Orange Pear’ shade, the first unit of the ‘megacar’ recently rolled off the company’s Angelholm production line in Sweden. Only 125 units will be made, each carrying an approximate price tag of 3 million US dollars (Rs 22 crore)!
The Jesko is named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of the brand’s founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg. Powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, the Jesko develops an impressive 1600bhp and 1,500Nm of torque. However, that’s only possible with E85 ethanol fuel. Using 95-octane petrol, the engine develops 1,280bhp and 1,000Nm. The drive goes to the rear wheels via a 9-speed automated multi-clutch transmission.
Its performance, as you would expect, is mind-blowing. The Jesko can do the 0 – 100km/h run in 2.6 seconds and has a claimed top speed of 480km/h. Quite astonishing, isn't it?
The body is made of a carbon-fibre monocoque tub, and the car weighs only 1420kg. Thanks to clever aero packages like a massive rear wing, large front splitter, and an underfloor diffuser, the Jesko can produce over 1,000kg of downforce. Additionally, the car comes fitted with F1-style elongated wishbones and fully adjustable Öhlins dampers. It also gets an adaptive, active rear steering system for better manoeuvrability at low speeds, while also giving the car more stability at breakneck speeds.
And here’s the last bit of information – all 125 units of the Jesko are already sold out!