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Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut – In The Name Of Speed

With up to 1,600-hp and the slickest aerodynamics imaginable, the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut will be fast.

  • The Jesko Absolut will be the fastest Koenigsegg ever to be produced.
  • The Absolut is the street-legal version of the Jesko introduced last year.
  • 5,000 hours of design and engineering to create the final styling.

Koenigsegg already holds some speed records but it is clear that Christian von Koenigsegg is not yet satisfied with the current situation. Using the track-focused Jesko revealed last year, Koenigsegg has applied a major dose science into design and aerodynamics onto an already incredibly impressive car with only one goal: to build the fastest Koenigsegg ever.

As for aerodynamics, the Jesko Absolut’s shape is the result of more than 3,000 hours invested in fluid dynamics (CFD) and aerodynamics analysis. This work has helped lower the car’s drag coefficient, to only 0.278 Cd., making it one of the slipperiest hyper-cars in existence. Part of the exercise also saw the removal of the massive rear wing which results a drop in downforce, from 1,400 kg to only 150 kg. as well, the Absolut is 85mm longer the Jesko which heightens its tear-drop shape. Finally, you’ll notice two shark-like fins on the rear for improved über high-speed stability.

The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut remains powered by the twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 1,280-horsepower (or 1,600-horsepower on E85) which is mated to the incredible Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission (LST), a 9-speed with wet, multi-disc clutches. Keeping the wheels in contact with the surface will be adjustable dampers manufactured by Öhlins tuned for high speed.

About the speed, nothing has been said as to how fast the Jesko Absolut will be. From the press release: “The top speed of the Jesko Absolut is extremely high. How high depends on the conditions and location of a possible high-speed run. If the opportunity arises the Jesko Absolut will be ready to take the crown, regardless who holds it.”

Are we looking at images of the first 500+ km/h production car?

 

Source: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut | Photo: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut | Photo: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut | Photo: Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut | Photo: Koenigsegg

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