2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition10
As if the Koenigsegg Jesko isn’t special enough, the Cherry Red Edition 10 is the ultimate flex from the Swedish supercar brandby Kirby, on
As if special isn’t special enough, the 125-unit Koenigsegg Jesko is giving birth to a one-off edition called the Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10. Priced at over $3 million, the Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 is what happens when you double down on the excess because, well, you can. The one-off hypercar isn’t a direct Koenigsegg special edition; it’s not like, say, the Koenigsegg Agera RS Naraya, Agera R BLT, or the CCXR Platinuss E100. The Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 was commissioned by an online luxury car sales portal called Luxuryandexpensive. It’s a fitting name for a company that’s looking to create as much attention to its business as it can. What better way to do it, too, than by ordering a one-off version of a hypercar that could rewrite all types of automotive performance records when it hits the streets in the next few years. Production of the Koenigsegg Jesko starts at the end of 2020. Expect the Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 arrive sometime after production goes full-swing.
2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition10
Horsepower @ RPM:1600
Torque @ RPM:1100
What makes the Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition10 special
For all intents and purposes, the Koenigsegg Jesko is the epitome of a hypercar. The technical work that went into creating this exotic is second to none. From the extensive use of carbon fiber to all of its tricky aerodynamic systems to the ingenious Light Speed Transmission, the Jesko is as much a work of art as it is a work of top-flight science. Koenigsegg is promising untapped levels of performance with this hypercar, and there’s no reason to doubt the company that has, time and again, rewritten the record books with its past performance machines. It’s no wonder that when Koenigsegg unveiled the Jesko at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March and announced plans to build only 125 units, all 125 units were accounted for before the show ended. There’s no word on who actually managed to score a reservation slot for the Jesko, but we do know now that one of those 125 units is going to online luxury car sales portal Luxuryandexpensive.
So, what do we know about Luxuryandexpensive? Not much, to be honest. I did go to the company’s site and learned that it offers spaces online for automakers, auction houses, dealers, and car owners to sell their cars. A quick at some of the cars that are currently up on the site revealed a few Koenigseggs (two 2005 CCRs), a 2004 Ferrari Enzo, a 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT, and a 1965 Porsche 911 Classic. There’s even a 1970 Lota T70 in there and a 2013 Ferrari F12 Stallion, a one-off piece created by renowned Swiss tuner Mansory. Clearly, Luxuryandexpensive isn’t lacking in options when it comes to the available exotics in its portal.
Unfortunately, the one-off Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 was nowhere to be found. Understandable because Koenigsegg hasn’t even built it yet. But rest assured, it’s coming, and it’s coming to pop someone’s cherry.
One look at the Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 and you already know that it’s special. First, it’s wearing a shade of red — I assume it’s called “Cherry Red” — that I’ve never seen in a Koenigsegg, let alone one as exclusive as the Jesko.
Look closely at the glam photos of the one-off Jesko, and you’ll see all the carbon fiber elements in its body.
Koenigsegg isn’t known for skimping on using carbon fiber, and it shows here. In fact, the prevalent use of the good stuff is a big reason the Jesko weighs only 1,420 kilos (3,130 pounds) with all the necessary operating consumables (oil, fluid, gas). To compare, the Koenigsegg Agera RS, the current record-holder as the fastest production car in the world and the model that the Jesko is replacing, is actually lighter than the Jesko with a curb weight of 1,395 kilos (3,075 pounds). It’s not much of a weight difference, and the Jesko makes up for being 55 pounds heavier than the Agera RS in other ways.
In any event, the Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 further differentiates itself from other Jesko models with all the well-placed carbon fiber panels in the body, as well as the carbon fiber wheels measuring 20 inches in the front and 21 inches in the rear.
By the way, the front wheels weigh 6.7 kilos (14.7 pounds) while the rear wheels weigh 8.4 kilos (18.5 pounds). There are frozen turkeys in the supermarket that weigh more than these wheels. The finished exterior is as stunning as it is mesmerizing. The only version of the Jesko that we’ve seen so far was the debut model that Koenigsegg bought to Geneva back in March. That one sported a two-tone pearlish white shade with matching neon green trim scattered throughout the body. Put these two versions side-by-side and you know which one people will gravitate to. Here’s a hint: it’s the red one.
Obviously, the hypercar’s unique color is just one aspect that makes it a true one-of-one. But just because it’s a one-off, that doesn’t mean it’s completely different from the 124 other Jeskos that Koenigsegg plans to build. All 125 units share a common aerodynamic DNA. All Jesko models wear the same canards on the sides of the front fiber. They all have carbon fiber louvers on top of the front fenders. And that huge vent on the front hood? It’s present in all 125 units, too. The common aerodynamic characteristics shouldn’t come as a surprise because they’re all the same model.
To be more specific, they, including the one-off Cherry Red Edition 10, deliver as much as 1,764 pounds of downforce at 155 mph and a beyond believable 2,205 pounds of downforce 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. Can you say “gut-bending?” Consider this: the McLaren Senna GTR also delivers a whopping 2,205 pounds of downforce. But the Senna GTR is a track-only vehicle. The Jesko? Let’s just say that, if you really want to, you can use it to buy groceries in your local supermarket. Not that you should, only if you really want to.
The Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 does not come with any power and performance upgrades. What, do you still want it to? This hellacious beast is already equipped with a ball-busting 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that produces 1,280 horsepower when regular gas is running in its veins and 1,600 horsepower on E85 fuel.
Torque peaks at 1,106 pound-feet of torque at 5,100 rpm regardless of the juice, but there’s over 738 pound-feet of torque available between 2,700 and 6,170 revs. Oh, and the rev limit tops out at 8,500 rpm.
This machine is bonkers. Again, it’s hard to paint a clear picture of the Jesko unless you compare it with other Koenigsegg models. So, here are some numbers to better understand where the Jesko stacks up opposite the model it’s succeeding, the Agera RS. The Jesko produces 102 more horsepower than the Agera RS on regular fuel and 237 horsepower on E85 fuel. That’s almost 20 percent more horsepower than the current fastest production car in the world. It also pulls an extra 55 pounds-feet of torque compared to the Agera RS, and, if you want to throw the One:1 into this comparison, the Jesko achieves a power-to-weight ratio that’s well beyond what the One:1 — 1:1 power-to-weight ratio — could pull off.
Koenigsegg hasn’t released performance numbers yet, but with what we know about the Jesko, it shouldn’t have a problem blitzing 0 to 60 mph in around 2.2 to 2.5 seconds. Not only would that make it one of the quickest hypercars in the world, but it would also be faster than the Agera RS by as much as 0.7 seconds! As far as top speed is concerned, is it possible that the Jesko is capable of hitting 300 mph?
Koenigsegg says that the model is capable of hitting 300 mph according to simulations done by the Swedish automaker.
Now, it’s hard to trust simulations because road conditions can be manipulated in that setup, but rest assured, the Jesko has enough chops to break the Agera RS’ top speed record of 277.8 mph. We’ll table the 300-mph discussion for another time because it’s something that we need to see first before we can emphatically believe a car is capable of breaking that speed barrier. But if there’s a Koenigsegg that can do that, no one’s betting against the Jesko.
All of this is what’s in store for the lucky individual who ends up buying the Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10. I haven’t even gotten into the one-off’s interior because there are no photos that show what kind of exclusive touch-ups are found in that section. Rest assured; we can expect everything we’ve seen from the Jesko, and possibly a lot more. That includes premium materials like leather and Alcantara upholstery, convenience features like climate control, adjustable sports seats, a super advanced infotainment system, doors that can be operated by a simple push of a button, and a steering wheel innovation called SmartWheel. Oh, let’s not forget about the five-inch gyroscopic speedometer that’s mounted on the aforementioned SmartWheel. The Jesko will have that when it rolls out of production. So, too, will the Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10.
So, where does all of this leave most of us? Probably nowhere.
There’s a good chance that no one here’s going to get his or her hands on a Koenigsegg Jesko, let alone the one-off Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10.
Last I checked, the only time I had $3 million in my bank account was when I played Monopoly over the weekend. But there will be owners of the Koenigsegg Jesko. 125 of them. And one of those 125 people will drive home with the Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 when it becomes available. For that, we can thank Luxuryandexpensive. This one-of-one probably wouldn’t exist if it didn’t commission Koenigsegg to build it.
|Engine||Koenigsegg twin turbo aluminium 5,0L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, flat-plane crankshaft, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication|
|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|
|Fuel capacity: 72 litres|
|Luggage compartments: 100 l front, 50 l rear|
|Dry weight: 1320kg|
|Curb weight: 1420kg|
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