The Jesko Absolut. Fastest Köenigsegg ever.

In addition to the much noticed a Gemer Koenigsegg also presents the new Jesko Absolut. An evolution of the Jesko presented in Geneva in 2019. In every respect the most extreme super sports car from Ängelholm to date. The manufacturer even speaks of the fastest Koenigsegg of all time. And forever. But the Absolute should not just be a technology carrier that shows what is feasible. The Swedes even assume it is suitable for everyday use. Are you crazy now?

A rocket for the street
The new Jesko Absolut, a rocket for the street

Drag coefficient of 0.278

They describe the drag coefficient as shockingly low at 0.278. Compared to the normal Jesko, the new variant has been revised and further optimized for efficiency. No more jet for the street. No! That is not enough for company founder Christian von Koenigsegg. He presents the Jesko Absolut as a land-based missile; able to set a new speed record. How that will turn out is still unclear at the moment. But the prerequisites for this are in place. In any case, the Jesko Absolut should be incredibly fast. One speaks of a top speed that should be well over 500 km / h.

The drive of the in-house twin-turbo V1.600 has an output of 8 hp. However, only if there is E85 fuel in the tank. With the use of fossil fuels, the performance would decrease. Saab Trionic drivers know that and remember old times. The maximum speed of 8.500 revolutions, however, Saab engines could never have, and the 9-speed gearbox of the Jesko they would certainly have liked. It is an in-house development and is produced in Ängelholm. Koenigsegg calls it Light-Speed-Transmission (LST). It enables extremely fast gear changes in a barely measurable time, and it does not matter how many gears the LST transmission skips. Coupled with the Ultimate Power on Demand (UOPD) technology, which anticipates switching points, the manufacturer promises maximum possible acceleration at all times.

Tail fins with vertical stabilizers

Apart from the drive, Koenigsegg has invested a lot of fine work in the Jesko Absolut. The hood (rear) has been elongated for improved aerodynamics. Slats were removed from the front and an air duct was closed. The rear wheels are now covered and the height of the vehicle has been reduced again. What is most visually eye-catching is the modified rear structure. The 2019 Jesko is optimized for maximum acceleration on the track. Its unusual spoiler work takes this into account. The new Jesko Absolut removes the spoilers. Instead, he wears two fins equipped with vertical stabilizers, which Koenigsegg says dated F-15 Eagle are influenced.

The suspension of the Absolut has been designed to be softer and handling on the racetrack has been simplified. Koenigsegg speaks of comfortable and forgiving and chooses the word “streetable” as a description, for which there is not a 100% suitable German translation. The suitability for everyday use is derived from this. The Jesko Absolut remains nothing more than an extremely high-quality racing machine that has received homologation for road traffic. The possibility of catching your neighbors fetching bread on a Sunday with it will still be very small. Unless you live in Dubai or any other place in the world with an extremely high number of billionaires.

The new addition is a piece of Swedish engineering at its finest. The Swedes have added the Jesko Absolut to their range. The Jesko of 2019, tuned for maximum performance on the track, remains in the program. From now on, customers will be spoiled for choice, and Koenigsegg is already excited to see which version will be the more popular.

5 thoughts on "The Jesko Absolut. Fastest Köenigsegg ever."

  • @ Gebhard,

    these are works of art from a studio. You got the message straight to the point - the technically and aesthetically possible.

    And it is fascinating which paths Koenigsegg is taking. First the small 3-cylinder in the Gemera and now this almost unbelievable drag coefficient ...

    In contrast, a Bugatti is a latent streamlined steam locomotive, because the VW group knows no other way than brute and conventional to produce power and contact pressure. That is the difference between a large corporation and a studio.

    Maybe the group managers should rather focus on collecting?

  • Thanks for the interesting report on the new Koenigsegg “Jesko Absolut” Tom. For me, an absolutely perfect super sports car with a clear message about what is possible in vehicle construction! Absolutely unreasonable, brutal and certainly not necessary, but who wants to afford it. I can be happy about vehicles like this, even if I will never own them.

  • An interesting question. In general, the COVID-19 not only messes up my editorial plans, but also the great ambitions of the Chinese NEVS shareholders. A contribution with relevance is ready in the digital drawer. If the situation has calmed down a bit, he goes online.

  • Herbert Hürsch,
    very interesting thought what is currently going on at NEVS.
    Nothing at all has happened on the NEVS website for years, unbelievable in today's media world ...

  • I ran through my head today ...

    when you get something and what you hear from NEVS.

    I can't think of a comment worth reading about the article itself. I just wonder if the cars are signed and whether they will be delivered with or without a frame, with or without a gallery base, whether the media coverage in art magazine or that of motor journalists will be the louder?

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