One could discuss whether what Koenigsegg is putting on wheels is still sports cars or works of art. The new Koenigsegg Jesko offers exquisite quality not only visually and in many fine details. Technically, it delivers Swedish gourmet food that couldn't be more noble. The first copies will be delivered at the beginning of next year. Before that, Christian von Koenigsegg whets the eagerly waiting customer's appetite by serving technical details. Is that fair?
The famous V8 from Koenigsegg Jesko
Koenigsegg has published a video in which the company founder and CEO shows the technical subtleties. It's about the revving of the in-house V8, and the own, lightning-fast 9-speed LST transmission. It shifts incredibly quickly, can seamlessly skip gears if necessary and, for example, change from 3rd to 7th gear.
In the film you can enjoy the fine sound of the V8 engine for a short time. It is a fine mechanical work of art that particularly touches us in the approaching age of electric motors. How long will you be able to enjoy this sound? Technically, the years seem to be cold.
The in-house twin-turbo V8 engine has a displacement of 5 liters and, if the engine is filled with regular gasoline, produces 1.280 hp. With the E85 in the tank, the power explodes to an unbelievable 1.600 hp. The engine management of the Koenigsegg reminds us of the old, glorious times of Saab's Trionic.
At that time, too, the performance increased, with bioethanol being refueled in the 9-5 OG or 9-3 NG. Unfortunately, the Trionic was history at Saab 2011 before the brand ended. The Saab 9-5 NG and Griffin models of the 9-3 received a Bosch system that was not able to generate more power from E85 fuel.
Koenigsegg produces two variants of the Jesko. The "Absolute" version, optimized for high speed, should reach a maximum speed of 482 km / h, while the "Attack" version is designed for rapid acceleration on the track.