Here it is – the first Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

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.

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolute pre-series
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolute pre-series

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 double fin at the rear is reminiscent of the F-15 fighter jet
The double fin at the rear is reminiscent of the F-15 fighter jet

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.

Faired rear wheels for aerodynamic optimization
Faired rear wheels for aerodynamic optimization

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

4 thoughts on "Here it is – the first Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut"

  • I saw great potential in E85, the total failure and the submissive behavior of politicians towards the oil industry now lead to some open questions.
    Otherwise a great car.

    • Open questions

      Well and succinctly said. It annoys me that our 4th power in the state is not looking for the answers. This is where E85 pops up again and again in articles and comments - in a little bubble of Saab drivers. But otherwise?

      For years, the media and journalists in Germany have treated energy from biomass as a funny and exotic oddity that is sometimes smiled at in a friendly way.

      Then there are farmers somewhere in Denmark on an island who no longer buy diesel. Or there are Finns who sell kerosene (in part) made from fish waste as far as New York. And even in Germany there is a biogas plant somewhere. Everything is very funny, very bizarre and once a year such a contribution may have a slot. 2019 the biodiesel on Ærø, 2020 the kerosene from bones and fish heads, 2022 a little methane from straw. But nothing more. There is no serious journalistic discussion of the subject. Not even now against the background of the war against Ukraine. Many questions remain unanswered and some are not even asked.

      Who ever wondered how D procured gas before the Russian gas supplies? Who ever answered it? It's a pity, because the answer is actually exciting and very enlightening. We certainly don't want to go back to this gas – for a number of good reasons – and don't want to produce it like this anymore. But we were self-sufficient and could learn a lot from the story if it were told.

      • I doubt we were ever self-sufficient. Otherwise full agreement from my side. German prosperity was bought with cheap Russian energy, which was always available, and with the sales and production market in China. VW continues to produce components and vehicles in factories with Uyghurs who perform forced labour.

        German politicians (Ms. Merkel and Mr. Scholz) have been blind to the moral eye for more than a decade. She threw all freedom values ​​overboard, we are now being presented with the receipt. Sorry to the authors for politics on the blog. It had to be.

        The Koenigsegg is still impressive. A technical masterpiece for a few, made by Sweden. Thanks for reporting!

        • We were actually self-sufficient when it came to gas. It came from local coal. Town gas was produced during the production of coke for the steel industry and vice versa, coke was produced for the steel industry in the production of town gas. Along with many other products, all of which (and this is fascinating) have also been recycled.

          The gas itself (still common in Germany until the late 1990s) and the by-products read like a blacklist today. Several percent carbon monoxide in the gas and therefore toxic, popular for suicide and murder. Among the by-products tar and benzene. But at that time everything was fully utilized and even the carbon monoxide had a certain (combustion) value. If it was not inhaled voluntarily (suicidal) or involuntarily, it was simply an energy carrier that reacted to CO2 (climate relevant but non-toxic) when town gas was burned.

          As I said, we don't want to go back there for a number of good reasons. But we were actually self-sufficient and could learn from it. Historically, D has only been dependent on Russian gas for 30 years. Before that, we were independent for a good 100 years, although we used gas in a variety of ways at the time – including for street lighting and even indoors.

          Times are changing, there are new technologies and insights, and that's a good thing. But the question remains as to whether we have to import gas today without any alternative, or whether we could generate it self-sufficiently again? This time maybe from biomass instead of coal?

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