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).