KOENIGSEGG JESKO

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Jesko is named af­ter Jesko von Koenigsegg, the fa­ther of com­pany Founder and CEO, Chris­tian von Koenigsegg. Jesko von Koenigsegg was a key pres­ence at Koenigsegg Au­to­mo­tive dur­ing its for­ma­tive years. His con­sid­er­able busi­ness acu­men helped steer the com­pany through many early chal­lenges. Now re­tired and in his 80’s, Jesko von Koenigsegg and his wife, Brita, were on-hand at the 2019 Geneva Mo­tor Show to see his name­sake ve­hi­cle in­tro­duced to the world.

Jesko – the all-new megacar from Koenigsegg – is pow­ered by a newly de­signed, 1280hp, twin-tur­bocharged V8 en­gine that ben­e­fits from sig­nif­i­cant changes to the Agera en­gine it re­places.

At the core of the newly de­signed en­gine is the world’s light­est V8 crankshaft. Weigh­ing just 12.5 ki­los, Koenigsegg’s new flat-plane 180-de­gree crankshaft al­lows Jesko to pro­duce more power, with greater ef­fi­ciency, while achiev­ing a higher 8500rpm limit.

The Koenigsegg Jesko fea­tures an all-new 9-speed, mul­ti­clutch trans­mis­sion – the sec­ond trans­mis­sion to be 100% de­signed and built in-house at Koenigsegg, fol­low­ing the Di­rect Drive sys­tem de­signed for the Regera.

The Koenigsegg Jesko was de­signed as the ul­ti­mate road-friendly track car. Koenigsegg re-en­gi­neered what was al­ready a class-lead­ing chas­sis, equip­ping it with a host of new tech­nolo­gies to make driv­ing eas­ier around town and much faster on the cir­cuit.

At the core of ev­ery Koenigsegg is its car­bon fi­bre mono­coque. Jesko uses a new mono­coque, de­signed with the ex­pe­ri­ence of ve­hi­cles past but with the re­quire­ments of our fu­ture cus­tomers in mind. The new tub is 40mm longer and 22mm higher, which al­lows for more legroom, head­room, a more spa­cious cabin feel and a clearer view through the wrap-around wind­screen.

The tub re­tains its in­dus­try-best tor­sional rigid­ity, at 65,000 Nm per de­gree. It’s also ex­tremely strong and safe, with both the Agera RS and Regera pass­ing crash tests for both EU and USA ho­molo­ga­tion in re­cent years. The mono­coque is a car­bon fi­bre and alu­minium sand­wich con­struc­tion with in­te­grated fuel tanks, rollover bars and re­in­force­ment us­ing Dyneema – the strong­est fi­bre in the world

Jesko fea­tures aero­dy­nam­ics de­signed with one goal in mind – blis­ter­ing on-track per­for­mance. As Jesko is an all-new ve­hi­cle, Koenigsegg went back to the drawing board and de­signed an all-new rear wing, new front split­ter and new rear dif­fuser. These form the core of an ac­tive aero­dy­nam­ics and air­flow pack­age that max­imises down­force while min­imis­ing drag. The sig­na­ture, air­plane­like wrap-around wind­screen stays in­tact, al­beit im­proved for vis­i­bil­ity. The Koenigsegg wrap-around wind­screen has al­ways played a cru­cial role in the aero­dy­namic per­for­mance of Koenigsegg cars, as no other wind­screen so­lu­tion can of­fer the same drag ef­fi­ciency and high-speed sta­bil­ity. It also re­duces up­per body lift and de­liv­ers high qual­ity air­flow to the rear wing.

Jesko is equipped with a full suite of crea­ture com­forts and a level of con­ve­nience more be­fit­ting a grand tourer than your typ­i­cal track weapon. The sim­ple push of a but­ton on the el­e­gant Koenigsegg re­mote con­trol op­er­ates Au­toskin, the pi­o­neer­ing body open­ing sys­tem first shown on the Regera. Mini­tu­arised hy­draulics that were ini­tially de­signed to op­er­ate aero­dy­namic sys­tems now en­gage to open the car’s doors and hoods, al­low­ing true touch­less en­try.

Koenigsegg’s sig­na­ture di­he­dral syn­chro-helix door hinge has also been re-de­signed. It now opens slightly out­wards and up­wards com­pared to the orig­i­nal. This pro­vides even more room for ingress and egress, and re­duces the dan­ger of scrap­ing high curbs. The Au­toskin sys­tem in­cludes sen­sors to pro­tect both au­to­mated doors from open­ing where an ob­struc­tion is de­tected.

The in­te­rior is swathed in lux­ury ma­te­ri­als – leather, alcantara, car­bon fi­bre, alu­minium and glass.Jesko’s elec­tri­cally op­er­ated seats can be fin­ished in the cus­tomer’s choice of leather or alcantara, with an al­most end­less va­ri­ety of colour and con­trast op­tions. The sport bucket seats are built around a car­bon fi­bre seat shell, re­sult­ing in a seat that is both ex­tremely light and com­fort­able. Con­trols for seat po­si­tion and heat­ing are avail­able via the SmartCen­ter touch­screen. Driv­ers can find the per­fect driv­ing po­si­tion by match­ing their seat po­si­tion with the fully ad­justable steer­ing col­umn and pedal box.

The am­bi­ence of the Koenigsegg cabin is one of lux­ury com­bined with tech­nol­ogy. Rich ma­te­ri­als com­bine with tra­di­tional ar­ti­san crafts­man­ship and mod­ern con­ve­nience to pro­vide a truly beau­ti­ful place to drive with­out com­pro­mise. The cabin is mod­ern and el­e­gant, yet eas­ily switches be­tween re­laxed cruis­ing and high-per­for­mance track work.

The cabin ben­e­fits from Koenigsegg’s new, larger mono­coque, with in­creased legroom and head­room, greater rear­ward vis­i­bil­ity and an even more airy feel­ing thanks to a larger curved wind­screen.

That air of free­dom is en­hanced even fur­ther when the light­weight roof is re­moved, turn­ing Jesko from a sleek, sport­ing coupe into a sun-lov­ing road­ster.

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