It could be the world’s first 300-mph production car!

The Koenigsegg Jesko is the company’s latest supercar, third megacar, and spiritual successor to the iconic Agera. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Jesko boasts a power-to-weight ratio greater than 1:1, which means its engine generates more horsepower than the car’s total curb weight in kilograms. Koenigsegg offered similar versions of the One:1 and Agera, but the Jesko takes things one step further with an impressive downforce rating of 2,205 pounds.

Named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, the Jesko marks the debut of the firm’s latest carbon-fiber chassis and nine-speed multi-clutch transmission. It’s also supposed to hit at least 300 mph according to Koenigsegg, so it could improve the Agera RS’ 277-mph world record really soon. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

  • 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
  • Year:
    2020
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  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1578
  • Torque @ RPM:
    1106 @ 5100
  • Displacement:
    5.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    300 mph
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2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Exterior

  • Unique design
  • State-of-the-art aerodynamics
  • Deep splitter
  • Race-inspired wing
  • Carbon-fiber wheels
  • Carbon body
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The Jesko looks decidedly aggressive thanks to the massive carbon-fiber splitter mounted at the bottom of the front fascia

Although it has a unique design, the Jesko definitely looks like a Koenigsegg. That’s mostly because it borrows some styling features from the Regera, including the headlamps and the pointy noise. However, the Jesko looks much more aggressive thanks to the massive carbon-fiber splitter mounted at the bottom of the front fascia. This is the deeper ever splitter that Koenigsegg design so far. A bunch of active under-body flaps help maximize or release downforce.

It also features a couple of extra canards on the sides of the front bumper, carbon-fiber louvers atop the front fenders, and a big vent in the front hood. The headlamps are thinner than the Regera’s. The canopy-style cockpit includes the same type of windshield that wraps around the front part of the roof like the visor on a helmet.

The profile is again a unique design with a touch of Regera (and even a bit of Agera RS). The front fenders look a bit more aggressive though, as the middle part of the body is narrower and makes roof for a tall outlet. Like most mid-engined supercars, a big vent in the rear fender feeds air into the engine and toward the rear brakes.

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The lightweight, carbon-fiber top can be removed to turn the Jesko into a roadster

The doors and the side windows seem to have about the same shape as on the Regera, but the roof seems to sit closer to the beltline. The roof is also shorter toward the back, but that’s because the Jesko has a central fin integrated into the wing, just like Le Mans prototype cars. The side skirts are also a bit more aggressive and include winglets at each extremity. Speaking of the roof, the lightweight, carbon-fiber top can be removed to turn the Jesko into a roadster.

Various wheel designs are available, including five-spoke rims with really thin spoke that fully reveal the brake discs and calipers. Koenigsegg also offers a set of new carbon-fiber wheels that are the lightest and strongest production wheels of their size. The 20-inch front wheels weigh just 13 pounds, while the 21-inch rear wheels tip the scales at 16.3 pounds.

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The new aerodynamic elements enable the Jesko to deliver up to 2,205 pounds of downforce at 171 mph

The rear end of the Jesko is mostly a massive opening that incorporates a carbon-fiber diffuser, two wing-like elements above, and a center-mounted exhaust pipe. The small taillights were placed well toward the sides and the way the spoiler runs over them give the rear end an angry look. The wing is obviously the main highlight here. Bigger than any other wing seen on a Koenigsegg, it misses the traditional vertical posts on the decklid. Instead, it’s mounted on a pair of fins that extend from the engine hood, a design similar to LMP1 race cars.

All these new aerodynamic elements enable the Jesko to deliver up to 1764 pounds of downforce at 155 mph and up to 2,205 pounds at 171 mph. That’s a 30-percent increase over the Koenigsegg One:1 at similar speeds and a 40-percent increase over the Agera RS. These are astonishing figures for a road-legal car. Actually, the Jesko is on par with the Senna GTR, which also delivers 2,205 pounds of downforce. But unlike the Jesko, the Senna GTR is a track-only vehicle. It road-going counterpart, the Senna, generates less than 1,800 pounds.

2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Interior

  • Autoskin technology
  • Carbon-fiber trim
  • Premium materials
  • Nine-inch infotainment
  • Five-inch instrument cluster
  • Over-the-air updates
  • Race-spec seats
  • Improved legroom
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The steering wheel is called SmartWheel features two small touchscreens with haptic controls

Before you step inside the Jesko, you need to know that it is fitted with the Autoskin technology from the Regera. This system uses electronics and miniaturised hydraulics to automate the opening of the doors and the hoods. So you can open both doors at the touch of button on the car’s remote key.

Once inside, you’ll notice that just like the Agera RS before it, the Jesko features a simile and clean design that brings together premium materials like leather and Alcantara, polished aluminum, and carbon-fiber. The center console is surprisingly thin for a supercar, especially if you compare the Jesko to the Chiron, but it looks the part thanks to the massive aluminum case. It also incorporates two cup holders and a nine-inch infotainment display. Called SmartCenter it provides access to device connectivity, media playback, and vehicle comfort and control systems, including the user manual.

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While it might not be a Mercedes-Benz, the Jesko is packed with the latest features offered in premium cars

A second screen, called SmartCluster, is placed on the back side of the steering wheel and acts as an instrument cluster. The five-inch unit display data about the car’s performance performance. The steering wheel is brand-new and it’s called SmartWheel because it has two small touchscreens with haptic controls. These enable easy access to phone, audio, and vehicle lift systems. All these systems are powered by software co-developed with Qt Professional Services and can be updated over-the-air via the Koenigsegg Cloud.

While it might not be a Mercedes-Benz, the Jesko is packed with the latest features offered in premium cars. There’s USB slots, inductive smartphone charging, Bluetooth connectivity, automated climate control, bird’s eye view’ parking assistance, digital warning system, electrically adjustable mirrors, seats and windows, adjustable pedals and steering, and parking sensors.

Finally, the redesigned carbon-fiber monocoque chassis is 1.5 inches longer and 0.9 inches taller than its predecessor and provides more legroom, headroom, and greater visibility. Koenigsegg doesn’t say how much extra room there’s in the Jesko compared to the Agera RS, but the difference shouldn’t be very noticeable.

2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Drivetrain

  • Redesigned 5.0-liter V-8
  • Lightweight crankshaft
  • Cylinder monitoring system
  • Multi-clutch transmission
  • 1,578 horsepower
  • 1,106 pound-feet
  • 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds
  • 300+ top speed
The mill is rated at 1,262 on regular gasoline, but this figure jumps to 1,578 horses when you feed it E85 biofuel

The Jesko features the familiar twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8 engine found in the Regera and Agera, but Koenigsegg made big changes to the powerplant. The most important upgrade is a new crankshaft that tips the scale at only 27.5 pounds, which makes it the lightest production V-8 crankshaft in the world. This new component allows the engine to produce more power with greater efficiency and moves the rev limit up to 8,500 rpm.

The engine also features active mounts from the Regera, new, lightweight connecting rods and pistons, and a new air-injection system with a small compressor and carbon-fiber air tank. The latter provides a powerful 20-bar shot of air into the turbocharger in order to pre-spool the turbos and provide instant throttle response.

Expect it to hit 60 mph in around 2.5 seconds

The redesign also enables the V-8 to house a tumble valve on the intake and individual pressure sensors for each cylinder. This provides real-time, precision monitoring of every cylinder, an industry-first feature.

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But how much power can this engine deliver? Koenigsegg says that the mill is rated at 1,262 on regular gasoline, but this figure jumps to 1,578 horses when you feed it E85 biofuel. Torque peaks out at a whopping 1,106 pound-feet at 5,100 rpm, but you get access to more more than 730 pound-feet from as low as 2,700 rpm.

Koenigsegg claims that the Jesko is capable of hitting over 300 mph

Compared to the Agera RS, the Jesko pumps out an extra 102 horsepower on regular gasoline and an extra 237 horses on E85. When it comes to torque, the Jesko deliveres an extra 96 pound-feet. However, the Jesko is also a little heavier than the Agera RS. At 3,130 pounds, the Jesko pulls an extra 55 pounds compared to the Agera RS and an extra 132 pounds compared to the One:1, the lightest Koenigsegg yet. Despite the extra weight, the Jesko boasts a power-to-weight ratio beyond the company’s 1:1 target. Goal achieved!

Koenigsegg has yet to release performance figures, but the Jesko should be astoundingly quick. Expect it to hit 60 mph in around 2.5 seconds, a benchmark that will make it one of the quickest hypercars out there. More importantly, Koenigsegg claims that the Jesko is capable of hitting over 300 mph according to its simulations. This means that the Jesko is likely to break the Agera RS’ top speed record of 277 mph. It could also become the first production car to hit the 300-mph mark, a record that’s also targeted by SSC and Hennessey with the Tuatara and Venom F5, respectively.

Innovative multi-clutch transmission

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This transmission will allow you to shift in any gear without waiting for synchronisation

The really big news in this department is Koenigsegg’s new LST transmission. Short for Light Speed Transmission, this gearbox is a nine-speed multi-clutch unit that does not have traditional synch rings. This design enables it to change between any gear possible, a feat that the usual dual-clutch transmission doesn’t have.

For example, this LST unit will allow you to shift from seventh gear directly to fourth gear without waiting for synchronisation. This eliminates the loss of time and momentum that comes with a traditional DCT, which shifts through sixth and fifth gears before getting into fourth.

Dual-clutch units are also pretty heavy as they can weigh more than 300 pounds. Koenigsegg’s new nine-speed gearbox tips the scales at only 198 pounds, including wet clutches, flywheel, fluids, starter motor, and oil pumps. It also has a more compact design that allows more room for underfloor aerodynamics.

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2020 Koenigsegg Jesko drivetrain specifications

Engine Koenigsegg twin turbo aluminium 5,0L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, flat-plane crankshaft, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Compression: 8.6:1
Bore: 92 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
Sequential, multipoint fuel injection with individual cylinder pressure sensors and back pressure sensors
Closed loop individual combustion and lambda control, twin ceramic ball bearing turbo chargers with Koenigsegg response system.
1.7 bar boost pressure (2.2 bar with E85)
Dry sump lubrication. Carbon fiber intake manifold with optimised intake tracts
Tig-welded ceramic coated 0.8 mm wall thickness inconel exhaust system manifold with merge collector
Total engine weight: 189 kg
OUTPUT Gasoline: 955 kW (1280 hp) at 7800 rpm, redline at 8500 rpm.
E85: 1195 kW (1600 hp)
Torque: 1000 Nm from 2700 to 6170 rpm
Max torque: 1500 Nm at 5100 rpm
Dimensions Total length: 4610mm
Total width: 2030mm
Total height: 1210mm
Ride Height: 70-100mm front, 75-100mm rear
Front lifting system activated: +50mm
Wheelbase: 2700mm
Fuel capacity: 72 litres
Luggage compartments: 100 l front, 50 l rear
Dry weight: 1320kg
Curb weight: 1420kg

2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Chassis and Suspension

The Jesko has an additional Triplex damper incorporated into the front suspension

Koenigsegg develop a new carbon-fiber monocoque chassis for the Jesko. The tub is 1.5 inches longer and almost an inch taller and mates to improved versions of the company’s F1-style, elongated wishbones. The Jesko also features fully adjustable Ohlins dampers and the largest wheel bearing used in a modern car.

The active Triplex damper, first introduced in the Agera back in 2010, was added to the Jesko but put to a slightly different use. In the Agera, this horizontal damper was built into the rear suspension to to counter the car’s tendency to squat during hard acceleration. The Jesko has an additional Triplex damper incorporated into the front suspension too, in order to maintain an optimal ride height during high aerodynamic load without compromising grip.

Thanks to a new rear-wheel steering system the Jesko is quicker around corners and boasts increased agility and stability

Thanks to a new rear-wheel steering system that turns the wheels up to three degrees in any direction, the Jesko is quicker around corners and boasts increased agility and stability. This system is highly precise as it draws data from individual wheel speed, steering angle, steering wheel angular velocity, engine speed, lateral acceleration, and longitudinal acceleration.

The Jesko rides on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires as standard. These are the same tires that were used on the Agera RS to set five world speed records, which means you can take it to any race track without modifications. However, Koenigsegg also offers Michelin’s new Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires as an option, but these are only recommended for dry weather. These tires feature a new tread pattern that offers a 10-percent bigger contact patch and significant improvements in performance and grip.

2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Pricing

Koenigsegg has yet to reveal pricing information for the Jesko, but this hypercar won’t be cheap. Given that Koenigseggs usually go for at least $2 million, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Swedish company ends up asking around $3 million before options for this hypercar.

2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Competition

McLaren Senna

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Named after iconic Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, the McLaren Senna is one of the most extreme road-legal supercars ever built. Much like the Jesko, it’s built around a carbon-fiber tub and it’s body is also made from the lightweight material in order to keep weight as low as possible. But while it’s as impressive as the Jesko is most department, it falls behind in at least too. First up, the Senna generates less downforce at "only" 1,764 pounds, 400 less than the Koenigsegg. Only the Senna GTR matches the Jesko here, but the GTR is a track-only car. And this says a lot about the Jesko to be honest. Second, the Senna is notably less powerful, as hte twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine generates "only" 789 horspower and 590 pound-feet of torque. This doesn’t have such a massive impact on performance though. The Senna is quick enough from 0 to 60 mph with a 2.7-second benchmark, while top speed is rated at 211 mph. The Senna is also more affordable than the Jesko at only $1 million before options.

Read our full story on the 2019 McLaren Senna.

SSC Tuatara

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About a decade ago SSC held the title for the world’s fastest production supercar when the Ultimate Aero suprassed the Bugatti Veyron. But the American firm didn’t last long at the top, as Bugatti made a quick return with the faster Veyron Super Sport. But SSC just unveiled the Tuatara and wants to retake the glory with this impressive supercar. Based on a concept launched half a decade ago, the Tuatara not only looks impressive but it’s impressively powerful too. Its beefed-up 5.9-liter V-8 cranks out a whopping 1,750 horsepower and it’s supposed to hit 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds. SSC also claims that the hyper will be able to hit a top speed of more than 300 mph. Limited to only 100 examples, the Tuatara will probably retail from at least $2 million.

Read our full review of the 2019 SSC Tuatara.

Hennessey Venom F5

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2019 Hennessey Venom F5

Just like the Tuatara, the Venom F5 replaces an incredibly fast supercar, the Venom GT. However, the Venom GT doesn’t have Guinness Record to brag about, despite being faster than the Veyron Super Sport in 2014 at 270.5 mph. Because the run was in a single direction and Hennessey sold only 13 cars (out of the 30 required to qualify for a production record), the Venom GT missed the chance to beat Bugatti. Hennessey hopes to take its revenge with the Venom F5, a supercar scheduled to go into production in 2019. Unlike the GT, which had a body based on a Lotus, the F5 features an original design and new underpinnings. The twin-turbo, 7.6-liter V-8 sends 1,600 horsepower and 1,300 pound-feet to the rear wheels, which Hennessey claims is enough to hit at least 300 mph. Hennessey wants to build only 24 units and sell them for around $1.6 million each. Again, the limited production run will prevent the Venom F5 from scoring a Guinness World Record, but it’s specs are impressive nevertheless.

Read our full story on the 2019 Hennessey Venom F5.

Final Thoughts

When Koenigsegg unveiled the One:1 a few years ago it was hard to believe that the Swedish firm could do better. I had a similar feeling when the Agera RS broke the world record for top speed in 2017. But here we are in 2019 with a brand-new Koenigsegg that promises to make us forget about the One:1 and the Agera. The Jesko is downright impressive in just about any department. It generates more downforce than any other road-legal supercar out there and it has the quickest-shifting and most advanced transmission so far. It has better tech and better aerodynamics. To put it all in a sentence, the Jesko is Koenigsegg’s greatest supercar yet and it will take a very big effort to make something better. The only thing the Jesko is missing is a Guinness world speed record for production cars. And there’s a great chance we might see it happen until 2020.

  • Leave it
    • Very expensive
    • Not the most powerful supercar out there

Further Reading

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2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Packs More Than 1,500 HP and Could Hit 300 MPH

2017 Koenigsegg Regera High Resolution Exterior AutoShow
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Read our in-depth review of the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera

2010 Koenigsegg Agera High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Check out our full review of the 2010 Koenigsegg Agera

2015 Koenigsegg One:1 Exterior AutoShow
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The Koenigsegg One:1 is only one of the five things that TopSpeed’s Kirby Garlitos is thankful or today. Check out the full list at TopSpeed.com

Check out our full review of the 2015 Koenigsegg One:1

All-New Koenigsegg Jesko Announced at Geneva 2019

GENEVA - March 5, 2019 Koenigsegg has unveiled an all-new megacar - the Koenigsegg Jesko - at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Jesko inherits the mantle left by the Agera RS as the leading trackfocused, road-legal car for those looking for the ultimate in vehicle performance. • Re-designed 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 1280hp on standard gasoline and 1600hp on E85 biofuel • Revolutionary new 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission (LST) • Advanced aerodynamics offering over 1000kg of downforce • Active rear-wheel steering • Re-designed carbon fibre chassis with more legroom, headroom and greater visibility Jesko is named for Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company Founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg. Jesko von Koenigsegg was a key presence at Koenigsegg Automotive during its formative years. His considerable business acumen helped steer the company through many early challenges. Now retired and in his 80’s, Jesko von Koenigsegg and his wife, Brita, were on-hand at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show to see his namesake vehicle introduced to the world. A More Powerful Twin-Turbo V8 Jesko is powered by a re-designed twin-turbo V8 engine with a new 180-degree flat-plane crankshaft, new intake, bigger turbos with air injection, and more precise pressure control. At the heart of this newly designed engine is the world’s lightest production V8 crankshaft. Weighing just 12.5 kilos, Koenigsegg’s new flat-plane 180-degree crankshaft allows Jesko to produce more power with greater efficiency, while achieving a higher 8500rpm rev limit. The crankshaft is milled by a small manufacturing house in southern Sweden. It is made to Koenigsegg’s in-house design from a single solid billet of high tensile Swedish Dievar steel. The flat-plane design allows even firing across engine banks and an even more visceral engine sound. The tendency of flat-plane engines towards greater vibration is countered by active engine
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mounts first used in the Regera, as well as newly designed, super-light connecting rods and pistons. The Koenigsegg-designed air injection system comprises a small compressor and carbon fibre air tank. The patent-pending system provides a powerful 20-bar shot of air strategically located within the turbocharger system in order to pre-spool the turbochargers and provide instant response. The engine has been re-designed to house a tumble valve on intake and individual pressure sensors for each cylinder in order to achieve real-time, precision monitoring of every cylinder - an industry first. Turbulent air provides a faster burn rate, which leads to more efficient and effective combustion, especially at lower rpm and during cold starts. The new Koenigsegg V8 produces 1280hp on regular gasoline and an astonishing 1600hp on E85 - an available option in certain markets. Maximum torque increases to 1500 Nm at 5100rpm with 1000+ Nm available anywhere between 2700 to 6170rpm. Light Speed Transmission (LST) Jesko’s new Light Speed Transmission – designed in-house at Koenigsegg – is a 9-speed multiclutch unit that does away with traditional synch rings and makes changes between ANY gear possible at near light speed. Modern DCT’s typically have two clutches - one for even numbered gears and another for uneven numbered gears. One clutch/gear is engaged and driving while the control unit pre-selects what it anticipates is the next gear. This solution allows for fast gearchanges but comes with a significant weight penalty and the limitation of only changing to adjacent gears due to anticipation logic constraints. The Koenigsegg LST allows the driver to change to the optimal gear for acceleration, regardless of that gear’s relationship to the current gear. We call this system Ultimate Power on Demand. For example, if you are in 7th gear and 4th gear is the optimal gear for maximum acceleration, the Koenigsegg LST will allow you to shift directly from 7th to 4th at lightning speed, without waiting for synchronisation. In a traditional DCT, a driver would have to shift through 6th and 5th gears before getting into 4th, a loss of precious time and momentum. Traditional DCTs can weigh up to 140kg. The new Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission weighs just 90kgs, including wet clutches, flywheel, fluids, starter motor and oil pumps. It also has an optimized, compact design resulting in a much smaller footprint. This ensures the drivetrain’s weight is much more central to the vehicle, allowing more room for the advanced underfloor aerodynamics and the resulting lower yaw inertia for even more agile driving dynamics. Gearshifts are via either steering wheel paddles or the manual-style shifter located in the traditional central position. Both the paddles and shifter feature a double-notch shifting mechanism. The first notch shifts one gear up or down. Advancing to the second notch engages Ultimate Power on Demand - shifting the car to the optimum gear for maximum acceleration, regardless of that gear’s relationship to the current gear - instantly.
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Handling and Steering At the core of every Koenigsegg is its carbon fibre monocoque chassis. Jesko features a monocoque that is 40mm longer and 22mm taller than its predecessor, allowing for more generous headroom and legroom. Importantly, it still retains every bit of its structural rigidity, measured at 65,000 Nm per degree. This supremely stiff and strong chassis allows Koenigsegg’s engineers to concentrate on tuning the suspension for performance rather than compensating for suboptimal chassis dynamics. Koenigsegg’s F1-style elongated wishbones are retained and improved. These combine with the largest wheel bearings used in a road car today to provide the ultimate in responsiveness and feel. Fully adjustable damping from Öhlins is tuned using bespoke electrics and controllers designed inhouse at Koenigsegg. Jesko redefines ‘precision’ thanks to an additional active Triplex damper added to the front suspension and a new rear-wheel steering system.

The Triplex system was first introduced in the Koenigsegg Agera in 2010. It used a third, horizontal damper built into the rear suspension to counter the car’s tendency to ‘squat’ during hard acceleration with over 1000hp. As Jesko comes equipped with and aerodynamics package providing over 1000kg of downforce, an additional Triplex damper has been incorporated into the front suspension to maintain an optimal ride height during high aerodynamic load without compromising grip at lower speeds. Both the front and the rear triplex dampers now incorporate active bump and rebound damping. Koenigsegg has equipped Jesko with an adaptive, active rear steering system that increases responsiveness and heightens the senses at both high and low speeds. Using inputs such as individual wheel speed, steering angle, steering wheel angular velocity, engine speed, lateral acceleration, longitudinal acceleration and other parameters, the steering system can turn the rear wheels up to three degrees in either direction for quicker cornering, increased agility and stability. Jesko’s new optional carbon fibre wheels are the lightest and strongest production wheels of their size. Larger than the Agera RS wheels they replace, the front weighs just 5.9kg (20” x 9.5”) and the rear 7.4kg (21” x 12”).

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires come as standard. These are the same tires that were used on the Agera RS to set 5 world speed records. Michelin’s new Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires are available as a dry-weather-only option. The all-new Pilot Sport Cup 2 R features a new tread pattern offering a 10% bigger contact patch and significant improvements in performance and grip. Advanced Aerodynamics Showcasing its penchant for track-focused performance and handling, Jesko features the most aggressive aerodynamics package ever designed for a Koenigsegg car. An enlarged, active double-profile rear wing hugs the rear form to maximise both the rearward positioning of the wing and the surface area used to push the car into the tarmac. The rear wing is top mounted to minimise disturbance on the underside - a focal point for high downforce.
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The front splitter is the deepest ever designed for a Koenigsegg and features enlarged, active under-body flaps to either maximise or release downforce, as required. Jesko’s aerodynamic design has a two-pronged focus - to direct airflow as efficiently as possible for both downforce and cooling while cutting through excess air with minimal drag. No stone is left unturned in this process: even the rear wing mirrors provide 20kgs of downforce while directing airflow to the rear of the vehicle.

Jesko is the most aerodynamically aggressive car ever to wear a Koenigsegg badge, as can be seen by the car’s amazing downforce numbers: It delivers a downforce payload of 800 kg at 250 km/h at the car’s most aggressive setting. That figure rises to 1000 kg at 275 km/h. These figures are a 30% increase over the Koenigsegg One:1 at similar speeds, and a 40% increase over the Agera RS. Uncompromised Performance and Comfort Jesko is unapologetic about performance. It is designed specifically for prodigious speed with total control. Despite this, Jesko also delivers creature comforts and convenience more fitting for a grand tourer than your typical track weapon. The body is fitted with Koenigsegg’s Autoskin technology. Designed first for the Koenigsegg Regera, Autoskin uses electronics and minituarised hydraulics to automate the operation of doors and hoods. Drivers can open either of the passenger doors or the front/rear hoods at the touch of a button on the Koenigsegg remote key. The hydraulics used for Autoskin were already designed into the car to operate active aerodynamics and chassis levelling systems. This use of existing systems to provide new features is a prime example of Koenigsegg design philosophy. Koenigsegg’s unique dihedral synchro-helix door has been re-engineered to allow for a better opening angle, allowing easier ingress and egress as well as better protection from high curbs.

Consistent with Koenigseggs of the past, the lightweight carbon roof fitted to Jesko is easily removed, transforming the car from sleek coupe to sun-loving roadster in just minutes. Interior amenities include TFT touchscreen, USB inputs, inductive phone charging, Bluetooth connectivity, automated climate control, leather or alcantara trim with contrast stitching, ‘bird’s eye view’ parking assistance, digital warning system, electric adjustment of mirrors, seats and windows, adjustable pedals and steering, parking sensors and automated protection for Autoskin doors.

The infotainment system comprises a 5-inch, racing-oriented SmartCluster digital dashboard mounted on the steering wheel and a 9-inch SmartCenter central display. A new addition is SmartWheel. The Jesko steering wheel has two small touchscreens with haptic controls for easy access to phone, audio, the vehicle lift system, and more. SmartCenter is the home for device connectivity, media playback, and vehicle comfort and control systems, including the user manual.

The software driving SmartCluter, SmartCenter and SmartWheel has been developed in-house by Koenigsegg with support from Qt Professional Services. The application development framework used in development is Qt from The Qt Company. All systems can be updated over-the-air via the Koenigsegg Cloud.
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Evolution = Revolution The new Koenigsegg Jesko has been designed to deliver the highest measurable performance of any car homologated for road use for all world markets - the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The record-shattering Agera RS and ‘Final’ editions were a fitting conclusion to the Agera model line. Like all Koenigseggs, they will be compelling cars for collectors and enthusiasts around the world for decades to come. Jesko is a forward-facing tribute to the Agera line, the ultimate continuation of that legacy. It incorporates everything we learned in 8 years of Agera development and combines that with technologies designed for a new era of performance. It extracts even more power from the same size engine and with up to 1600hp available on E85 biofuel and a curb weight of 1420kg, Jesko has a potential power-to-weight ratio beyond 1:1 and the engineering hardware to match. The new 9-speed LST gearbox re-defines both high performance driving and efficient transmission design. Koenigsegg’s F1-style elongated double-wishbone suspension, an additional Triplex front damper and the introduction of dynamic rear-wheel steering ensure the best in road holding and stability. Jesko’s all-new exterior design pays tribute to Koenigseggs past but is unmistakably new, fresh and crisp. It’s also functional and practical, with up to 1000kg of downforce via its standard, fully adjustable aerodynamics package and Koenigsegg Autoskin - a robotized body with automated door and hood openings. Jesko has more legroom, headroom and interior visibility and despite the car’s focus on track performance, it retains every creature comfort. Jesko inherits the Agera RS’s mantle as the ultimate road-legal megacar with a laser-like focus on optimal track performance. It ushers in a new era for Koenigsegg, extending the company’s legacy of futuristic innovation and scintillating performance.

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