Koenigsegg Jesko – A $3 million megacar that packs 1600 horsepower and can reach 300 mph

Swedish hypercar-maker Koenigsegg has revealed the successor to the record-breaking Agera RS, which became the world’s fastest production car in 2017 with an official top speed of 278mph. And, guess what? Koenigsegg claims that its newest creation will be even faster and is capable of hitting the haloed 300mph mark. Meet the Koenigsegg Jesko, a megacar named after the company founder Christian von Koenigsegg’s father, the man who helped him set up a supercar company at the age of 22. The Koenigsegg Jesko is powered by a new engine which was developed in-house. The twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 1280 horsepower on regularly available pump gas, which further increases to rather insane 1,600 horsepower on E85 biofuel. The engine has a flat-plane crankshaft which is claimed to be the lightest ever used in the V8 engine.

But the technological highlight of the car is its nine-speed multi-clutch transmission that Koenigsegg calls a “Light Speed Transmission.” Developed and built in-house, the unit weighs much lesser than a comparable dual-clutch transmission and is capable of changing between any of its gears in a virtual instant – thus the use “Light Speed” in the name. in terms of design and styling, the Koenigsegg Jesko continues with the familiar design language of the company and shares several design elements with the likes of Regera and One:1. However, during the launch, Christian von Koenigsegg said the megacar is all new. It uses an all-new carbon fiber monocoque chassis that makes for a more spacious cabin than all previous Koenigseggs. The all-new massive rear wing, front splitter, and rear diffuser give the car downforce figures that are unheard of on a production car. The front splitter is also the company’s biggest yet. The pricing starts at just under $3 million plus local taxes and a total of only 125 Jeskos will be built.

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