Get a Unique First Look at the Koenigsegg Jesko
Koenigsegg’s replacement for the Agera gets named after his father, Jesko.
A few years ago, director J.F. Musial released Apex: The Story of the Hypercar, a film that took viewers on a journey with all of the big names in automotive, such as Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Bugatti, and of course Koenigsegg, as they defined what a hypercar is.
After the successful release of the film, Musial and company turned the idea into a brand, Apex.ONE. Through filming Apex: The Story of the Hypercar a unique relationship was formed allowing insider access to get a first look at Koenigsegg’s new project: Koenigsegg Jesko.
In Apex.ONE’s video, you get a unique interview and walk around with Christian von Koenigsegg and the new Jesko, which had been announced at the Geneva Motor Show. In fact, in the doc, the car was being pieced together in the Koenigsegg prototype workshop in preparation for the show.
“This is the replacement for the Agera RS model,” says von Koenigsegg. It is important to Koenigsegg, since it is named after his father, Jesko von Koenigsegg.
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Jesko von Koenigsegg. If it weren’t for his support to his son Christian, there would be no Koenigsegg Automotive. Jesko sold his house to help finance the first Koenigsegg prototype. He loved horses at a younger age and his race horse colors were white and green, that’s why the Geneva show car that displays his name is white with green accents. He didn’t know the car was named after him until it was revealed on stage today at the Geneva Motor Show. #koenigsegg #jesko
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the car that made headlines for smashing the top speed record on a closed road in the Nevada desert.
In the video, Koenigsegg lays out many of the Jesko’s enhancements over previous models. The Jesko features new carbon fiber wheels which happen to be the biggest wheels they have made for a car so far. 20 inch wheels in the front, while the rear gets 21 inch wheels. While being the biggest wheels Koenigsegg claims they are still the lightest they made so far.
The Koenigsegg engine bay is always an exhibition in engineering. The Jesko gets the 5.0 liter V8 you know and love, but this time with a 180 degree crankshaft which is 4 kilograms lighter than the 90 degree one it replaces. Due to the angle change, Koenigsegg claims it gives around 40 horsepower of “free energy.”
The car has a secondary air system to electronically heat the catalytic converters, in cylinder pressure sensors for each cylinder, which is a first in a production car, a bigger turbo, as well as a anti-lag-like system. All of this helps the Jesko achieve 1280 horsepower on normal 91 octane pump gas, while there will be an E85 option which will put out 1600 horsepower.
“It’s very much a new chapter for Koenigsegg,” said von Koenigsegg.