The Koenigsegg Jesko, named after Christian von Koenigsegg’s father, began production last summer. It has a starting price of $ 2.85 million with an option costing $ 443,400. Yeah, it’s kinda special, and the meat of the hypercar is its powertrain. It’s a revised version of the company’s twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8, although Koenigsegg worked to reduce powertrain inertia, creating one of the fastest engines in the world.
Christian demonstrated this in a new video posted to the company’s YouTube channel. The automaker has gone to great lengths to make the engine lighter and more responsive, developing it in tandem with its new light-speed transmission, which lacks a traditional flywheel and clutch and weighs just 198 pounds (98 kilograms). That, alongside the lightweight engine components, allows the V8 to go from idle to redline in milliseconds – 231 to be exact. This is the time it takes for the engine to go from idle to 7800 rpm, the red line in neutral.
This equates to an acceleration rate of 31,700 rpm per second, and it’s not even the fastest engine. When the car is moving, with the red line at 8,500, acceleration is even faster – up to 46,000 rpm per second. Christian claims it is one of the fastest engines he has ever seen. The low-inertia motor produces up to 1,600 horsepower (1,193 kilowatts) and 1,106 pound-feet (1,500 Newton-meters) of torque. The revised engine received a new 180-degree flat crankshaft, larger turbochargers, and a modified intake.
Deliveries are expected to begin next spring, with the brand planning to produce just 125 units. A fully equipped model fetched $ 4 million. Koenigsegg also owns the Jesko Absolute, which is expected to break through the 300 mph (482 km / h) mark, which will be the fastest model Koenigsegg has ever built. Electric vehicles might be just around the corner, even if the combustion engine doesn’t run quietly at night.