Surprise, Surprise - The 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko is Already Sold Out
You’d need a dictionary of superlatives to appropriately describe Koenigsegg’s latest creation, the Jesko. That’s because it is a hypercar with a credible bid to reach 300 mph, is powered by a 1,578 horsepower 5.0-liter V-8, and it is no longer available. That is right, all of the 125 units have already found an owner, and that means you’ll have to wait until one of them decides to sell his or hers at a premium.
The Jesko is Koenigsegg’s replacement for the Agera. You can spot the shared DNA if you look at the roofline and the greenhouse but, beyond that, the Jesko is a step into the future in almost all areas. People seem to dig this evolutionary pattern as they flocked to buy the Jesko, named in honor of Christian Von Koenigsegg’s father, even before it was officially unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show. In fact, 83 of the 125 Jeskos that will be made were sold prior to the Swiss show.
The 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Took the Geneva Motor Show by Storm, But It’s the "Sister Car" That Could be the Record-Breaking Version of the Two
Koenigsegg dropped a bombshell at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show when the Swedish automaker unveiled the Jesko hypercar, the follow-up model to the record-breaking Agera. All eyes naturally gravitated towards the beautiful exotic, but just as company CEO Christian von Koenigsegg started talking shop about the Jesko and it’s all-conquering capabilities, he made mention of a “sister car” that prioritizes performance over downforce. There’s no official name to that model yet, but for now, von Koenigsegg calls it the “Jesko 300.” If you need to ask what the “300” in the name signifies, then you need to start paying more attention to the real-world stakes in the auto industry’s hypercar segment.
2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Packs More than 1,500 HP and could hit 300 mph
With the Agera discontinued in 2018, Koenigsegg entered 2019 with only one vehicles in its catalog, the hybrid Regera. But the Swedish company acted fast and unveiled a replacement for the Agera at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the Jesko and Koenigsegg claims it will hit more than 300 mph!
Koenigsegg Exclusivity Will Drop as the Brand Aims to Taken on Ferrari in the Next Decade
The days of Koenigsegg holding court as one of the most exclusive automakers in the world could come to an end soon. A report from Bloomberg revealed that the Swedish automaker plans to boost its output of performance cars to hundreds of models per year by 2022. Making up most of this increased output is a new “entry-level” supercar that Koenigsegg promises will feature an engine that has better acceleration and efficiency. This yet-to-be-identified model will command a price of $1 million per unit. The goal, according to company boss Christian von Koenigsegg, is to put the company in equal footing with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Meet the 2018 Koenigsegg KNC Regera, The World’s First Naked Carbon Vehicle
Koenigsegg is no stranger to technological innovation. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Swedish automaker is at the forefront of naked carbon fiber technology, becoming the first automaker in the world to create a car that’s finished entirely out of naked carbon fiber. Koenigsegg has even created a name for it: Koenigsegg Naked Carbon, or “KNC” for short. By Koenigsegg’s admission, the process of creating KNC took years to come together. What began as applications on wheels, wings, splitters, and steering wheels has evolved into a full-blown treatment on an entire car, which Koenigsegg calls the KNC Regera. The one-off creation isn’t for sale because someone who lives in Switzerland already owns it.
Koenigsegg Ragnarok? Rumors Swirl Over Agera Successor’s New Name
Koenigsegg’s line of top-shelf performance machines is epic, no doubt about it. But how do you take it a step beyond? Apparently, you need to take a page from Norse mythology for that one, as it was recently revealed that the successor to the Agera might carry the name “Ragnarok.”
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Koenigsegg Says Good-Bye To The Agera With Final Editions Thor and Väder
It’s time to say goodbye to the Koenigsegg Agera, and the Swedish automaker is giving it a proper send off by creating three Final Edition models, including the last two Ageras named “Thor” and “Väder.” The final two Ageras have just been completed, and they’re scheduled to make their debuts at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s been a great eight-year run for the hypercar, capped off by claiming the fastest production car record from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. But, there’s always an end to all good things, and the Agera is no exception.
Koenigsegg Teases its Successor for the Agera RS
The successor to the Koenigsegg Agera RS is still months away from arriving, but that hasn’t stopped Koenigsegg from teasing the hypercar in somewhat of a cheeky fashion. According to Motor1, a design sketch of the upcoming hypercar was included in an otherwise standard-looking press release about the opening of a new Koenigsegg dealership in Australia. The sketch doesn’t reveal a lot about the car, but it does give us a good idea on what its rear section is going to look like.
Video of the Day: Sit Inside a Koenigsegg Agera RS as it Runs to a Top Speed of 284 MPH
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is one mean machine with a 5.0-liter V-8 that’s good for 1,160 horsepower and, apparently, a top speed of 284 mph. It’s a lot more than just power, though, as Koenigsegg put a significant focus on aerodynamics and weight reduction for better handling and cornering ability. Those aerodynamics include a new front splitter and winglets to go with lower side skirts and an absurd rear spoiler. That spoiler, by the way, develops nearly 1,000 pounds of downforce at just 155 mph. With that in mind, can you imagine how much downforce was being created when the RS in this video managed to hit 284 mph? Let’s just say it has to be utterly outrageous. This isn’t something you want to try at home, folks, but if you do, please try to record it and send us a copy.
Anyway, we’ve embedded the video below. Check it out for yourself, then switch on over to our full review of the Koenigsegg Agera RS to learn more about it!
Koenigsegg Agera RSN Lays Waste To VMax200 Top Speed Record
The Koenigsegg Agera RSN has set a new VMax200 top speed record, eclipsing the two-year record held by another Koenigsegg, the One:1. For those who aren’t familiar with the VMax200, it’s a top speed event that’s held several times per year at airfields around the U.K. The latest edition took place over the weekend on a 2.1-km track at Kendew Barracks, an airfield located east of Leicester. The Agera RSN — it’s actually an Agera RS — turned in a scintillating run with Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja behind the wheel.
Video of the Day: The Koenigsegg One:1 Lays The Smack Down On The Bugatti Chiron in Forza 7
The Koenigsegg One:1 and the Bugatti Chiron are two of the fastest and most powerful cars in the world. It’s a shame that we haven’t seen these two hypercars share a drag strip together, but for those who are wondering which of these two exotics is faster than the other, wonder no more. YouTube user Ericship111 lined them up together on Forza 7 for an old-fashioned drag race, and the result may surprise you. The Swedish hypercar thoroughly dismantled its French rival, leaving it in its dust without even batting an eyelash.
Dubbed Agera XS, This one-off vehicle has custom features inside and out, and is the first Agera created specifically for a U.S. customer. Just like the RS it is based on, the XS is an evolution of the One:1 and incorporates much of the technology developed for the "Megacar."
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What is the Cheapest Koenigsegg?
The cheapest Koenigsegg model is the Regera with an MSRP of $1.9 million. Having said that, even if you do have $1.9 million laying around and you plan to buy one, you can’t. Koenigsegg built only 80 of them and all of them already have owners, so, in fact, the cheapest Koenigsegg you can actually buy is also the only that you can still order: the $3 million Jesko. Earlier in 2019, Koenigsegg announced that its partnership with Chinese-backed Swedish electric car startup NEVS will result in the production of a much cheaper, all-electric Koenigsegg to be unveiled in the first half of 2020. It’ll cost somewhere in the region of $900,000 to $1 million and roughly 100 will be built each year and that’s proper mass production for a brand such as Koenigsegg.
What is the Sportiest Koenigsegg?
The sportiest Koenigsegg is theJesko. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, the Swedish automaker’s newest hypercar cranks out 1,600 horsepower - on E85 gasoline - and 1,106 pound-feet of torque from a twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V-8 that’s mated to a nine-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission dubbed the Light Speed Transmission (LST). The Jesko’s carbon-fiber tub is covered by a redesigned body (compared to the Agera RS that it replaces) with dive planes and winglets all over as well as a myriad of intakes, a huge diffuser, and a massive splitter, all meant to make the car go faster with the rear-wheel steering system helping it do that in the corners. Koenigsegg says the Jesko will exceed 278 mph flat out and we expect to see a trimmed out version come out sometime in the future that’ll try and go for the 300 mph mark.
What is the Most Popular Koenigsegg?
The Regera can be considered the most popular Koenigsegg since, by the company’s own admission, its 80-unit production run was the biggest in the company’s 25-year history. With all 80 already sold, the Regera is the most popular model ever made by the Swedes and we’ll probably have to wait until Koenigsegg introduces that much-lamented entry-level model for it to be dethroned. Having said that, Koenigsegg has made more cars based on the CC8S over the years - even the Agera series of models is loosely based on that design philosophy although they aren’t directly related per se.
What is the Most Expensive Koenigsegg?
The most expensive Koenigsegg is the Jesko. With a price tag of $3 million, it’s $1.1 million more expensive than the Regera and about $500,000 more expensive than the Agera RS. However, both of these models are out of production, so, as mentioned, the most expensive Koenigsegg is also the cheapest as it’s the only that the company based in Ängelholm is currently taking orders for.
What is the Fastest Koenigsegg?
The fastest Koenigsegg is the Jesko. We don’t really know how fast the Jesko can go on E85 fuel (to be able to utilize all of those 1,600 ponies) but Koenigsegg told us it can surpass 278 mph. For reference, the fastest production car in the world - which is a Koenigsegg Agera RS - reached 277.87 mph in 2017 to take the record away from the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. The Agera RS was clocked at 284.55 mph in a one-way run. If the rumors turn out to be true, then Koenigsegg will try and smash its own record with a special version of the Jesko that’ll feature a leaner aerodynamic package for less drag.
Are Koenigsegg Cars Reliable?
There’s no denying that when you buy a car worth in excess of $2 million, you’re going to baby it the whole time it is in your ownership. That’s what happens with most Koenigseggs out there, the status of ’garage queen’ assured once the car rolled off the production line because of its scarcity, pedigree, and price. Of course, these cars are meant to be driven, not parked in a garage, and some do get driven. However, owners have told stories of poor reliability in comparison to Paganis or Bugattis although the overall experience with the cars seems positive.