The Koenigsegg Jesko is the latest mega car from our favorite Swedish hypercar manufacturer which promises to offer a multitude of innovative technologies in addition to high level performance. Shortly after its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Jesko sold its 125 available spaces, so if you haven’t booked any now, you’ll have to take advantage of this special car from afar. Fortunately, Koenigsegg shared a recent video of the Jesko in its final stages of tuning before the production of Jeskos was sent to the lucky few.
The Koenigsegg Jesko is powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-bed V8 engine with 1281 horsepower (955 kW) and an octane rating of 93 or 1,603 horsepower (1,195 kW) with l ethanol e85. This impressive engine has the lightest crankshaft ever put in a production V8 engine, which helps its response and allows a red line at 8500 rpm. To reduce the turbo lag, Koenigsegg installed a 20-liter carbon fiber air tank powered by an electric compressor. This unique system allows the turbochargers to be wound at low speed to improve the response.
Although impressive, the engine is not the star of the show. The Jesko debuted with Koenigsegg’s new Light Speed transmission, which uses nine forward gears and seven clutches to provide ultra-fast gear changes for any forward speed. Modern dual-clutch transmissions offer incredibly fast gear changes, but they can only do this for one forward speed at a time. Dual clutch transmissions simply assume the next gear you plan to select. The light speed transmission found in the Jesko offers seamless gear changes at any forward speed thanks to the additional clutches that have each gear ready to operate at any time.
This impressive car joins the Koenigsegg 2021 range and will soon arrive in the collections of customers around the world. This rare look behind the scenes of the final tuning is a unique opportunity to dive into constant development to finally put a hypercar into production.