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Tang Orange Pearl Is The Right Color For the Koenigsegg Jesko

This pre-production Koenigsegg Jesko scores a unique orange Finish that pays tribute to the CCR

I think we can all agree that certain cars are made for a certain color. When it comes to super-fast high-performance machines, there are usually two ways to go about it. Either go for a dark and sinister look (think of the Koenigsegg Thor and Vader models of the Agera) or you can go with a very bright, visible from 10 miles, exterior finish, which is exactly the case here. What we are looking at is a rare pre-production version of the Koenigsegg Jesko, finished in Tang Orange Pearl, with silver and carbon-fiber elements. This is actually a homage to the Koenigsegg CCR, which back in 2004, featured the exact same color scheme.

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We only hope the Tang Orange Pearl finish will be available on the production cars

Koenigsegg, as a carmaker, has always taken pride, not only in its engineering but its interior finish as well. In true tradition, the interior is made of the highest quality materials and, despite being a hypercar, offers all the creature comforts you need. More importantly, it continues the same color scheme from the exterior, featuring contrasting orange accents from the best leather, subtle silver motives, and of course, lots of carbon fiber.

“We are very excited to showcase this pre-series Jesko in conjunction with the start of production of the 125 Jesko and Jesko Absolut customer cars. As part of our gradual expansion, the Jesko’s pre-assembly begins at an extended 10,000 square meter facility”, Founder and CEO Christian von Koenigsegg adds.
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The CCR-inspired exterior color scheme looks like it belongs on the Jesko

With any Koenigsegg, we have to mention performance and driving characteristics, which are simply mind-blowing. The Jesko is powered by an in-house-built 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, which makes about 1,600 horsepower (1,625 for the wingless Jesko Absolut) and 1,106 pound-feet (1,500 Nm).

Koenigsegg Jesko specifications
Engine 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8
Power 1,578 horsepower.
Torque 1,106 pound-feet.
0 to 60 mph 2.5 seconds.
Top speed 300+ mph
Gearbox nine-speed multi-clutch

The nine-speed LST (Light Speed Transmission) sends power to the rear wheels, said to be the next step in evolution for the double-clutch transmission. It’s currently believed to be the quickest-shifting gearbox in production and features seven wet clutches while retaining compact packaging. In addition, all Koenigsegg cars manage to be both visceral and predictable (except maybe the 2006 CCX).

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The orange Jesko is a pre-production model, showcased at Koenigsegg’s headquarters in Angelholm, Sweden

The car will debut early in 2022 and we already know it will boast incredible numbers, the main one being the top speed of over 300 mph (483 km/h) for the Jesko Absolut. Until then, we are happy to bask in the beauty of the Tang Orange Pearl finish of the pre-production Jesko, which rivals the beauty of a sunset over the Andes.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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