Could There Be a Koenigsegg Jesko Special Edition Hypercar on the Horizon?

June 14, 2024 2:41 PM

By: MPH Team

The automotive world is abuzz with speculation of a new special edition Koenigsegg Jesko hypercar. Although the Swedish manufacturer initially declared no further editions would follow, recent rumors suggest otherwise. Industry insiders and social media hints indicate that a more extreme version of the Jesko, potentially more track-focused, is in the works. Influencers like MrJWW and MUC Collector, who were among the first to receive the Jesko Attack, have fueled the hype with their posts on Instagram, suggesting that something special is indeed on the way.



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Source: @MrJWW on Instagram



The Legacy of the Jesko 


The Koenigsegg Jesko, named after the father of the company's founder Christian von Koenigsegg, has been lauded as one of the fastest cars in the world since its debut. Succeeding the Agera, the Jesko comes in two variations: the "Absolut" (top speed) and the "Attack" (track-focused). Introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the car was completely sold out before the show ended, solidifying its status as a hypercar icon. Initially released with a limited production run of 125 units, each priced at $3 million, the Jesko quickly captured the attention of enthusiasts and collectors.


Key Specifications of the Jesko:


  • Engine: 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8


  • Power Output: 1,280 hp (standard fuel), 1,600 hp (on E85 biofuel)


  • Torque: 1,106 lb-ft


  • Transmission: 9-speed Light Speed Transmission (LST)


  • Top Speed: Over 300 mph (target for Jesko Absolut)


Designed to be the fastest Koenigsegg ever, the Jesko Absolut features significant aerodynamic enhancements and weight-saving measures, including the proprietary Koenigsegg Naked Carbon (KNC) finish, which reduces weight by 45 lbs (20 kg). This ultra-lightweight design, combined with hyper-efficient aerodynamics, allows the Absolut to aim for top speeds previously thought unattainable.


The Absolut's twin-turbo V8 engine, paired with the Light Speed Transmission, produces 1,600 horsepower on E85 fuel. Koenigsegg believes this setup could enable the Jesko Absolut to breach the 310 mph barrier. The vehicle generates minimal drag, with only 88 lbs (40 kg) of air resistance at 155 mph and 330 lbs (150 kg) of downforce at top speed.


Koenigsegg's ambition doesn't stop at being one of the fastest. The Jesko Absolut aims to surpass the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+'s top speed of 304 mph. With enhanced aerodynamics and suspension tweaks, Koenigsegg believes the Jesko Absolut could potentially reach speeds of up to 330 mph, pushing the boundaries of what a hypercar can achieve. The special edition Jesko is rumored to enhance these features even further.







Speculations on the Special Edition


While official details about the special edition Jesko are yet to be confirmed, rumors suggest it will feature even more aggressive aerodynamics and modifications designed for track performance. Possible enhancements could include a more robust aero package, advanced suspension systems, and exclusive design elements similar to the NÜR Edition, which feature Koenigsegg Naked Carbon (KNC) and gold accents.


Social media hints from MrJWW and MUC Collector have added fuel to the fire. MrJWW, known for his close connection with the Swedish manufacturer and a co-founder of Koenigsegg London, recently posted a photo of a Koenigsegg sign on Instagram with the caption, "Something special incoming." 


Further intrigue comes from MUC Collector, one of the lucky few to initially acquire a Jesko. He surprised his followers by selling his Jesko shortly after delivery. Some speculated he was flipping it for profit, but he clarified that he sold it for the same price he paid. The real reason, he explained, was that Koenigsegg informed clients about an upcoming special edition Jesko, which would be even rarer than the existing Attack and Absolut models. This unexpected development, which contradicted his initial understanding that no further editions would be released, led him to sell his car to avoid potential depreciation.






MUC Collector concluded by saying that the Jesko lived up to its extraordinary reputation, further heightening anticipation for the special edition.


What to Expect


As we await official announcements from Koenigsegg, the excitement and anticipation for the new Jesko special edition continue to build. If the rumors are true, this new version will not only enhance the already impressive performance and aesthetics of the Jesko but also cement Koenigsegg's position at the forefront of hypercar innovation.


Stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated special edition.







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