Another pre-series vehicle does its first laps on the airfield in Ängelholm. The very first Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is here! Another superlative Swedish hypercar. The name Absolut is both program and promise. Because the new hypercar is said to be the absolutely fastest Koenigsegg that the brand will ever produce. That promises CEO Christian von Koenigsegg. Looking at the performance data, it's hard to believe that there could ever be a further increase here.
1.600 hp with regenerative fuel
The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut has the in-house 5 liter V8 engine with twin turbo. This delivers 1.600 hp - when it is fueled with E85. By using E85, the boost pressure increases from 1.7 bar (with fossil energy) to 2.2 bar. This brings an extra boost and 320 hp more than in fossil operation.
In any case, switching to regenerative fuels is fun. Too bad that E85 was buried in Germany by politicians in favor of fossil fuels.
The maximum torque of the Jesko Absolut is given as 1.500 Nm. The 9-speed Light Speed Transmission (LST) developed by Koenigsegg reduces the time required for shifting to zero, regardless of which gear you choose and regardless of whether you skip gears.
The aerodynamic optimization of the Jesko Absolut is visible in the covered rear wheels and the double fin at the rear, which evokes associations with an F-15 fighter jet. The Swedish manufacturer specifies the drag coefficient as 0.278. The top speed of the hypercar is said to be 500 km/h.
125 Jesko Absolut wants to make Koenigsegg, at a net price of €2,35 million. For this reason, the effects on the global CO2 balance should remain manageable. Also because the technical works of art from Ängelholm are only moved to a very limited extent. The annual mileage of a Jesko Absolut will also remain manageable.
The graphite-grey Jesko Absolut with Tang Orange stripes from the pre-series will certainly not have this quiet life. It is the official test vehicle in the Jesko Absolut program and has tough test kilometers ahead of it.
Koenigsegg normally does not have any concerns that the pre-series vehicle will end up being recycled after the end of the test. The impressive manifesto of Swedish engineering culture is restored to the condition of a new car after the end of testing in the manufactory and marketed as a Koenigsegg with history.
Images courtesy of Koenigsegg AB