The Koenigsegg Jesko is the latest and greatest hypercar from the Angelholm-based automaker. It debuted during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March this year with big promises of breaking the 300 miles per hour (483 kilometers per hour) barrier. There’s no denying the Jesko, named after the father of Christian von Koenigsegg, is a true technological masterpiece
Let’s start with the engine, a heavily modified version of the Agera’s 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8, now with a flat-plane crank shaft that’s 5kg lighter than the old 90 degree one, which allows it to rev to 8,500rpm and “changes the exhaust note quite a bit,” says Christian, modestly. Active rubber engine mounts from the Regera (the Agera RS engine was solid mounted) mean the extra vibrations from the flat crank are absorbed, while the two equally large turbos are supplemented by a 20-litre carbon tank (topped up by a small electric compressor) that fires jets of air into the turbos at 20 bar, to help them spool up and reduce lag.
The result is 1,262bhp running on 95 octane unleaded, and 1,578bhp and 1106lb ft of torque if you fill it with E85 biofuel. You see, going green has its advantages.
Problem is, you need a mighty gearbox to cope with that sort of twist, and you can’t buy Bugatti’s DSG off the shelf. So Koenigsegg just shrugged and built its own, from scratch, except it’s even smarter, smaller and, at 90kg, a lot lighter the Chiron’s. Dubbed the Light Speed Gearbox, it’s a 9-speed multi-clutch transmission. A bit like a bike that has three big cogs at the front and seven at the back to make 21 possible ratios, here there’s two sets of three, with six clutches that can select any combination at any time. As a result you can jump from one gear to any other without going through the ratios between.
By: Jack Rix
Bombing the Party. This is the Koenigsegg Agera XS The King from the garage of @sparky18888 posing for some snaps at the 2019 DreamRideEXP. This XS is painted in Candy Apple 🍎 Red with Gloss Black Carbon Fibre and Metallic White Pinstripes. The front splitter, front bumper, hood centre, roof, mirror caps, mirror arms, canards, side skirts, roof scoop, rear deck, rear wing arms, rear wing, rear bumper and the rear diffuser are finished in Gloss Black Carbon Fibre. This XS is specced with the Ghost Package which gives the Additional Canards and Carbon Roof Scoop. The XS The King is specced with the Stationery One:1 Style Rear Wing instead of the Hydraulically Active Rear Wing.,This XS wears the 10 Spoke Super Lightweight Wheels in Gloss Black with Red Brake Callipers. The interior is finished in Black Alcantara with Red Stitching. The door sills, door panels, instrument cluster bezel, footwell, centre console trim and the seat shells are finished in Black Carbon Fibre. The Steering Wheel is made of Gloss Red Carbon Fibre. The Steering Wheel, Instrument Cluster and the Seats are from the Regera. One of the best specced Koenigsegg’s out there. The Agera XS is technically an Agera RS with a more high end bespoke Specification. Only 2 Agera XS’S were made in total, which is this one and the 2nd Car is owned by @lamborghiniks . The Agera XS is powered by a 5.0L Twin Turbocharged V8. This XS makes only 1160HP, as it doesn’t have the 1MW Power Upgrade and the Peak Torque is 1280Nm. The Agera XS being an RS, holds the record for the fastest production car in the world with a two way average top speed of 277.9MPH and a max speed of 285MPH. The RS also holds the record for acceleration from 0-400km/h-0 in just 33.29 seconds and does 0-60MPH in just 2.8 seconds. Only 25 Agera RS’s were made in total( includes the 2 XS ) and all of them are sold out for a base price of $2.5 Million USD. -
Koenigsegg Agera XS The King -