Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Koenigsegg Jesko With Over 1600PS Revealed At Geneva!

Named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company founder and CEO Christian von Koenigsegg, the hypercar produces 1298PS of power on regular fuel

Koenigsegg, the makers of outlandish hypercars such as the CCX, One:1 and the Agera, have showcased their latest offering - the Jesko - at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Jesko replaces the Agera RS as the Swedish carmaker’s flagship hypercar and is by far the most powerful one to come out of its factory. Powered by a revised version of the company’s 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8, the Jesko produces 1298PS of power on regular petrol and over 1600PS on E85 biofuel. Peak torque is rated at 1500Nm at 5100rpm, of which 1000Nm is available from 2700rpm to 6170rpm! The engine is mated to a new 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission.

Other highlights include a 180-degree flat-plane crankshaft, revised intake and larger turbos. It even gets an air-injection system (patent pending) that shoots 20 bar of air into the turbos to prevent lag. The Jesko also features advanced aerodynamics, which offers over 1000kg of downforce, and active rear-wheel steering. Koenigsegg adds that the re-designed carbon-fibre chassis has resulted in more legroom, headroom and greater visibility.

Here’s all the details you need to know about the latest hypercar from Sweden:


  • Koenigsegg twin turbo aluminium 5,0L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, flat-plane crankshaft, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
  • Compression: 8.6:1
  • Bore: 92 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
  • Sequential, multipoint fuel injection with individual cylinder pressure sensors and back pressure sensors
  • Closed loop individual combustion and lambda control, twin ceramic ball bearing turbo chargers with Koenigsegg response system.
  • 1.7 bar boost pressure (2.2 bar with E85)
  • Dry sump lubrication. Carbon fiber intake manifold with optimised intake tracts
  • Tig-welded ceramic coated 0.8 mm wall thickness inconel exhaust system manifold with merge collector
  • Total engine weight: 189 kg


  • Gasoline: 955 kW (1280 hp) at 7800 rpm, redline at 8500 rpm.
  • E85: 1195 kW (1600 hp)
  • Torque: 1000 Nm from 2700 to 6170 rpm
  • Max torque: 1500 Nm at 5100 rpm


  • Koenigsegg 9-speed Light Speed Transmission (LST)
  • Koenigsegg Electronic Differential (KED)
  • Koenigsegg Gearbox Control Module (KGCM) with Ultimate Power on Demand (UPOD)


  • Dynamic, active and top-mounted twin-step rear wing
  • Enlarged front splitter with active and independent front underbody aero inlets
  • Total downforce: @ 250km/h – 800 kg, @ 275km/h – 1000 kg, Maximum – 1400 kg


  • Carbon fibre monocoque with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks
  • Monocoque torsional rigidity: 65,000 Nm/degree


  • Two-door, two seater with removable hardtop
  • Body made from pre-impregnated carbon fibre/kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements


  • Rack and pinion power assisted steering
  • Active rear wheel steering
  • 2.9 turns lock-to-lock
  • Turning circle: 11 metres


  • Double wishbones, carbon fibre rear upper wishbones, electronically adjustable gas-hydraulic shock absorbers and pushrod-operated
  • Triplex dampers front and rear
  • Electronically adjustable ride height


  • Lightweight forged aluminium wheels with centre locking
  • Optional Koenigsegg Aircore™ super light carbon fibre wheels with centre locking
  • Front: 20-inch
  • Rear: 21-inch


  • Standard: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2
  • Option: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R
  • Front: 265/35
  • Rear: 325/30


  • 4 smart airbags
  • Power assisted brakes, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS
  • KES (stability)
  • Digital warning and info system, tire pressure monitoring system
  • Koenigsegg safety cell with integrated crumple zones
  • Reversing camera
  • Detachable hardtop with lightweight roof, power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column
  • Front/rear hydraulic lifting system
  • Leather or alcantara interior with custom contrast stitching, carbon sport bucket seats with memory foam
  • Power steering, active rear wheel steering
  • Apple Carplay, digital audio system, Bluetooth, USB connection, inductive phone charging
  • Climate control
  • Digital owners manual on-board
  • G sensor
  • Alarm, Koenigsegg shield alarm fob
  • Roof storage bag, car cover, Koenigsegg car charger
  • Autoskin electro-hydraulic operation of hoods and doors
  • ‘Bird’s eye’ view parking assistance, front and rear parking sensors, proximity protection system for automated door openings.