How Do You Steer A Hypercar That’s Under A Cover?

Over the years, Koenigsegg has invented and / or patented a number of very interesting technological solutions, including a steering wheel-mounted gyroscopic speedometer and a one-piece carbon fiber wheel, which saves up to 44 pounds. (20 kilograms) of unsprung mass. With the Jesko Absolut, the Swedish company has practically reached its technical peak, at least for now, developing a car that is theoretically capable of reaching 330 miles per hour (531 kilometers per hour).

This car is currently on tour in Europe and was recently filmed being unloaded from a trailer in Puerto Banús, a marina located in the region of Nueva Andalucía, southwest of Marbella in Spain. This is where Koenigsegg has a showroom and the video at the top of this page shows the arrival of five of the brand’s cars.

While this is quite interesting in itself, one little detail caught our attention and intrigued us even more. If you step up to the 13:20 minute mark in the video, you will witness the Jesko Absolut being pushed by Koenigsegg employees and led with a very interesting device. It appears to be an external steering wheel, somehow attached to the vehicle’s steering system.

It should be noted that the steering wheel was actually attached to the rear of the car. At one point, you may see the operator unintentionally detaching it and quickly returning it to the operating position. It looks like a simple generic wheel and honestly this is all absolutely new to us and we’re not sure what’s going on under the cover.

If you have time, watch the whole video and stay focused after the 12 minutes. We would like to know your opinion – how does this external flywheel work? And why is this such a rare feature?

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