Koenigsegg Jesko Looks Like A Spaceship Posing In Switzerland

Shortly after the Koenigsegg Jesko celebrated its global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, the Swedish car manufacturer took its white hypercar to Lucerne, Switzerland to snap some pictures of it.

The new Jesko is the replacement to the hardcore Agera RS and will be sold alongside the Regera. Powering the Jesko is a revised V8 engine with a flat-plane, 180-degree crankshaft and two turbochargers connected to a small electric compressor which drives air to them from a 20-liter air tank. This set-up is said to eliminate all turbo lag and allows for instantaneous throttle response.

Customers of the Jesko can fill up the vehicle with high-octane unleaded petrol and enjoy 1262 hp. The hypercar also runs on E85 where it pumps out 1578 hp and 1106 lb-ft (1500 Nm) of torque.

All of the Jesko’s grunt is sent to the rear wheels through the new Light Speed Transmission which Koenigsegg developed in house. This system features nine speeds, multiple wet clutches, and allows for direct shifts between gears. It also happens to weigh just 90 kg (198 lbs), making it significantly lighter than any comparable dual-clutch gearbox on the market.

Koenigsegg has yet to release acceleration figures for the Jesko but you can be assured that it will be fast. The car won’t just be a one-trick pony either and around a race track, promises to be blisteringly fast. In the high-downforce specification pictured, the car produces 1400 kg (3086 lbs) of downforce at top speed.

Koenigsegg will also sell the Jesko with an aerodynamic kit producing less downforce and drag which should allow the hypercar to hit 300 mph (482 km/h).

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  • Paulbe

    Now this takes them up a peg or two.

  • ErnieB

    So are we sure this thing doesn’t fly? Bravo to big K and his team of brilliant engineers and designers. Some might say it isn’t pretty, but I think it is a work of art; but I said the same thing about the Senna..yikes!

    • Ben

      Ironically, its more grounded than most vehicles you’ll ever see with all that downforce.

  • kachuks

    I like the rear more than I like the front. Does that make me an assman?

    • Belthronding

      lol

    • Ben

      It means you like big wangs.

  • helloWorld

    it’s fugly.

    • Matthew Daraei

      Get away from the mirror!

      • helloWorld

        I am aware of my hideousness, but that doesn’t mean the car isn’t fugly

  • FactChecker90803

    The car is intriguing, but its the Transmission that Fascinates me, it’s not a DCT nor an Automatic. 3 shafts, 7 clutches, it reminds me of the Zeroshift Technology Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).

  • SteersUright

    One of the most stunning cars any money can buy. I’d love to read some driving reviews already,.

  • Six_Tymes

    my new favorite of Koenigsegg. cant wait to see a test review

    • Kagan

      Never got one from the old ones.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Very interesting beast.

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