Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut pre-production model has been revealed, aims for the crown with a theoretical top speed of 531 km/hr
Swedish high-performance sports car manufacturer Koenigsegg has revealed the pre-production model of its upcoming flagship, Jesko Absolut, that’s set to become the world’s fastest car beating the current leader, Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+.
The standard Jesko first made its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show while the top speed focused Jesko Absolut made its entry a year later. But after that, there were not many details about the models’ development. Fast-forward to 2022, we have come to know, Koenigsegg has again restarted its active pursuit of this project. Now, the brand has revealed the pre-production version of the hyper car as well.
The all-new Jesko Absolute features a graphite grey paint job with a prominent orange line running on top. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 5-litre V8 engine paired to the 9-speed transmission from the standard Jesko.
Koenigsegg says it has spent thousands of hours in CDF calculations to make the car as aerodynamic as possible. As a result, the latest hyper car’s drag is just 0.278 Cd. The brand further claims that the car is carefully designed for extracting maximum top speed numbers.
In its current state of tune, the Jesko Absolut’s V8 produces 1600 HP on E85 fuel. It’s theoretical top speed claimed is 531 km/hr. The company founder Christian von Koenigsegg has said that the Jesko Absolut will be the fastest car Koenigsegg will ever build now or in the future.
As the Jesko Absolut’s theoretical top speed is way above the official top speed of 455 km/hr recorded SSC Tuatara and the unofficial top speed of 489 km/hr recorded by Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, Koenigsegg believes that its flagship will soon bag the crown of the world’s fastest production car.
Till date Bugatti was the first manufacturer to have cracked the 300-mph (483 km/hr) barrier in a production car. But, it’s not official as the test was carried only once in a single direction unlike the usual average of all directions negating the influence of the wind.