Koenigsegg has around 300 employees today. With the Gemera, you venture into new dimensions in terms of quantities. For him you expand that Work and will assemble components in Trollhättan. The Jesko traditionally remains. Its sharpest version, the Jesko Absolut, is reserved exclusively for the main plant. To get impressions of the fastest Koenigsegg ever, James Holm photographed him on the in-house track.
What distinguishes the Absolute from the normal Jesko? There is an incredible amount of technical precision in the new version. Aerodynamically optimized, it promises a drag coefficient of 0.278. With 1.600 horsepower, which the charged V8 with E85 should deliver, a top speed of more than 500 kilometers per hour could be possible. The final proof is still pending.
A tail unit - not a spoiler
The fine work on the clad wheels and the striking tail unit on the back are best visible. Instead of the spoiler like the normal version, it carries two vertical fins in the style of the F15 Eagle. Koenigsegg expects them to stabilize the vehicle at extremely high speeds. The Jesko Absolut looks very fast on the track even in the stand. Impressive, respectful. A piece of exclusivity. It is a demonstration of what is possible if you are not on a budget.
With Jesko and Gemera, the manufacturer has two completely different vehicles in its portfolio for the first time. The Gemera wants to be a GT, the Jesko an old school hypercar, as one is used to from the Swedish manufacture. They are both fascinating. Not just because of their technical data.
Some of the fascination from Ängelholm will in future not only be reserved for buyers of high-performance sports cars. Knowledge flows to a limited extent in a joint company with NEVS and Evergrande. Future generations of vehicles that should also go into production in Trollhättan can benefit from this. Something Koenigsegg and the genes of the special sports cars from Ängelholm could open up to a larger circle.