Take a Nice Tour of the Koenigsegg Jesko Before Seeing It Exercise Its Grunt
Hypercars are at the top of the automotive food chain. They have the best drivetrains, the most advanced tech, and are the most capable. The Koenigsegg Jesko is one of the latest and best examples of that. And although most of us will not be able to afford one, we can at least watch in awe as Koenigsegg founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, gives us a tour around the pre-production Jesko before engaging in some spirited driving.
Tang Orange Pearl Is The Right Color For the Koenigsegg Jesko
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.
This In-Depth Video of the Koenigsegg Agera is a Must-See
Koenigsegg is regarded as one of the most revolutionary automakers in the industry. Take the Koenigsegg Agera, for example. Introduced a decade ago, the Agera was, in many ways, a revolutionary supercar that helped Koenigsegg transition from being a niche automaker to a globally renowned automotive purveyor of hellacious speed and performance.
The latest episode of YouTube channel Mr.JWW shines a light on the supercar that made Koenigsegg a household name.
2021 Koenigsegg Gemera
The 2021 Koenigsegg Gemera is a two-door, four-seat hypercar developed by the Swedish company that gave us the Agera, Regera, and Jesko. But unlike its siblings, and despite having only two doors, the 2021 Gemera offers seating for four. And it does so via four equally comfortable seats, so it’s not just a regular grand tourer. The 2021 Gemera boasts a hybrid drivetrain under the skin, comprising three electric motor and a three-cylinder engine. As shocking as it may sound, the three-cylinder generates 600 horsepower, making it the most powerful of its kind in production, and works on a variety of fuels, including CO2-neutral methanol. Overall, the hybrid drivetrain pumps out an amazing 1,700 horsepower and 2,581 pound-feet of torque. Let’s find out more about the world’s first practical megacar - aka Mega GT - in the review below.
It’s Not Very Often That You Get to See a $6 Million Koenigsegg Agera RS Naraya On the Track
Coming from a line of Koenigsegg Agera RS models is the one-off Agera RS Naraya. Built to the specs of the owner who commissioned it, the Agera RS Nayara is a work of art on four wheels. It comes with exclusive details that you won’t find on any other Agera RS. That’s an incredible distinction knowing that there Koenigsegg only built 25 examples of the Agera RS. The Koenigsegg Agera RS Naraya is literally a one-of-one.
Koenigsegg is a revolutionary automaker that has been pushing the threshold of engineering with every new car of theirs. Be it the Koenigsegg CCR that humbled the legendary McLaren F1 or the Koenigsegg One:1, the world’s first megacar that had an impressive power to weight ratio of 1:1. The future also looks quite thrilling with the Koenigsegg Jesko, a 1,600-horsepower machine that has the making to surpass the 300 mph mark!
Revolutionary engineering technologies have been at the forefront for Koenigsegg. Their latest ground-breaking feat comes in an ironically small package and is aptly named the Tiny Friendly Giant - the world’s most powerful 2.0-liter three-cylinder engine with 1700 horsepower and a monstrous 2,581 lb-ft of torque. This engine uses the magical Freevalve technology which makes all of these mind-boggling numbers possible and comes packed in the Koenigsegg Gemera - their very first megacar with four seats.
Koenigsegg Sends Valentine’s Day Greeting in the Most Koenigsegg Way Imaginable
Koenigsegg is celebrating Valentine’s Day in style. The hypercar purveyor rolled out the mighty Regera on a snow-covered airstrip at its factory in Angelholm, Sweden for some recreational fun. Rare is the day when you see Koenigsegg’s $1.9 million hypercar let its hair down. But it’s the day of love, and Koenigsegg wants to celebrate it with all of us through this video of the Regera that’s having the time of its life in the snow.
Crash Testing a Koenigsegg is Expensive, So The Company Has a Novel Solution
Every automaker that builds road-going cars has to comply with the same safety standards in every market their vehicles are sold in. That means that even small companies like Koenigsegg must meet the same standards as mass-production companies like Chevrolet, Ford, Mercedes, and the like. Well, for these massive companies, crashing 10 $30,000 dollar cars isn’t a big deal – it’s relatively cheap in the grand scheme of things, and it doesn’t hurt inventory numbers in any way, shape or form. Most companies even allocate a certain number of vehicles to crash testing. For Koenigsegg, though, the company only builds a handful of cars and the process is nowhere near as simple as it is for Chevy to build a Cruze of Mercedes to build an A-Class – everything is custom, everything is expensive, and crash testing even one model could be a very expensive, even disrupting ordeal to the company. But, the solution is really a simple one – Koenigsegg crash tests the same car over and over again.
2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
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.
Every Koenigsegg Regera Goes Through A 0-186 MPH Test Before Being Delivered
Every automaker that’s worth its name has a quality control procedure that needs to be followed before its products head to their respective owners. For some, these quality control procedures involve checking the engine, the interior, and the car’s electronics system. But for an automaker like Koenigsegg, quality control procedures take on different forms.
The Swedish automaker even has a particularly specific procedure it does to the Regera supercar before it’s delivered to its excited owner. According to the company, ever Regera — that’s 80 of them — is required to do a 0-to-186 mph sprint test before it leaves the care of the automaker. It sounds ridiculous for a car to undergo a speed test of that magnitude before it’s delivered to a customer, but remember, this is the Regera we’re talking about.
2021 Koenigsegg Agera RS Refinement
The 2020 Koenigsegg Agera RS Refinement is a unique version of the Agera RS, a supercar that the Swedish carmaker produced from 2011 to 2018 in just 25 units. The Agera RS Refinement is not a brand-new model, but a 2017-model-year car that has been touched by Koenigsegg’s aftermarket team. It all began with a customer car brought in to have a couple of air vents from the One:1 installed in the front hood, but the owner eventually opted for a few more mods, resulting in a completely unique Agera RS. What makes it special? Let’s find out in the review below.
Koenigsegg’s Just Proved How Important Having The Fastest Car in the World Is To Brands
The fastest production car in the world title is a funny thing. On the one hand, it’s nothing more than a vanity record, or a “legacy record,” as some would put it. It’s not something that regular car owners can do or even experience because of all the preparations — and dangers — that come in trying to set the record. On the other hand, it is a tangible record. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes it as a legitimate world record.
Naturally, there’s a lot of competition among the small group of automakers with cars that can lay claim to the record. The level of competition is fierce, folks. One car sets the record and, just as quickly, everyone tries to dissect the legitimacy of a record-setting run.
Take Koenigsegg, for example. The Agera RS currently holds the official record of the fastest production car in the world, but that hasn’t stopped rivals like Bugatti and Hennessey from claiming the record, even if the requirements to satisfy the validity of such a record aren’t met. Now you can throw SSC North America into that mix after its supercar, the Tuatara, supposedly setting an average top speed run of 331 mph. Now, it’s one thing to set a record, but it’s another thing to set a record that everyone recognizes. Koenigsegg didn’t take too kindly to the SSC Tuatara’s record-breaking top speed, proving yet again how important this “title” is to everyone who wants to claim it.
Koenigsegg Wants You To Remember That the Agera RS Still Holds The Top Speed Record
On October 2020, SSC announced that it has set a new top speed record for production cars with the Tuatara, which hit an average 316 mph on a road in Nevada. But a few famous YouTubers revealed that the official video actually shows a slower speed than SSC’s telemetry system and the American company announced that it will redo its run with better footage. As result, the Koenigsegg Agera RS remains the world’s fastest production car and the Swedish carmaker was quick to brag about it record still standing after three years.
Video: Supercar Blondie Reviews The Koenigsegg Gemera
At just 26 years old, Koenigsegg is a neophyte in the supercar market. It doesn’t have the history of Bugatti or the prestige of Ferrari. It doesn’t even carry the same household name recall as Lamborghini. But what it does have is an aggressive and pioneering owner who isn’t afraid to take bold risks in the name of innovation. Christian von Koenigsegg is a bold of an owner as they come, and it’s because of intrepid spirit and unwavering resolve that a car like the Koenigsegg Gemera exists. The Gemera is Koenigsegg’s newest masterpiece, and it also happens to be the first four-seater hypercar in the world. A car of such esteem and status deserves a proper walk-around, and who better to do it than one of our favorite YouTube car reviewers: Supercar Blondie.
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.