The First-Ever Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut Has Come Out Of The Oven!
But, no customer will be able to enjoy this Jesko Absolut since Koenigsegg intends to use it for factory testingby Alina Moore, on
The Jesko Absolut was announced back in 2020, and Koenigsegg only needed two years to finally produce one unit. But, before you get too excited, you will have to know that this is just the official factory testing vehicle - which means the supercar is still in the final stages of development.
The first Jesko Absolut produced is wearing a Graphite Grey exterior finish with contrasting Tang Orange stripes. The difference between a standard Jesko and the Absolut version is that the massive rear wing was replaced by two fins that take inspiration from the F-15 fighter jet’s double vertical stabilizers.
Since Christian von Koenigsegg said this will be the fastest Koenigsegg ever produced, the two fins will serve a double purpose: they will “clean up airflow over the rear end, which stabilizes the Jesko Absolut at high speeds and surprisingly also reduce total drag.”
Under the hood, the hypercar will retain the same 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that delivers a total of 1,600 horsepower and 1,102 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a nine-speed Lightspeed transmission that enables the car to reach "an unheard-of top speed."
"The Absolut feels very natural to drive. Because of its seamless shifting, whether up or down, everything just happens much faster. There are no delays, it is very responsive and behaves exactly the way you would want it to," comments Koenigsegg test driver Markus Lundh.
"We spent thousands of hours in CFD calculations. We’ve streamlined this car from not just an aerodynamic and design perspective, but also from a high-speed stability perspective. As a result, the Jesko Absolut has a phenomenally low drag of only 0.278 Cd. The name Absolut comes from the fact that this is the absolute fastest Koenigsegg we will ever make," says CEO and Founder Christian von Koenigsegg.