Koenigsegg unveiled its new car, which is a road-legal 300 miles per hour (482.8 km/h) monster. In an era of high powered hyper cars, like the Bugatti Chiron and the McLaren 650 S, the new Koenigsegg stands apart in terms of both power and elegance.
Named the Jesto, after the company’s founding father, the new Koenigsegg is an engineering marvel, capable of hitting speeds so high that it can theoretically cover an entire football field in less than a second.
Koenigsegg unveiled the car at the Geneva Motor Show on Thursday, where it showcased its exterior and interior to petrol-heads from around the globe. Only 125 units of this car will ever be made and 90 of them have already been pre-sold. The car itself costs an eye-watering $2.8 million dollars, with Koenigsegg stating that they will leave Switzerland with all the orders booked!
The Jesto houses a 5-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that has the capability of producing 1,280 fire breathing horsepower on regular gasoline. Interestingly enough, it has the lightest crankshaft ever put into a hyper-car, weighing only 12.5 kg.
Regarding the new nine-speed Light Speed Transmission system and the Ultimate Power on Demand predictive gear changing technology, the Koenigsegg officials have said that, “gear changes occur in virtually zero time between adjacent gears,” and that there is “instant, prolific power that’s always optimized and always available, allowing for maximum acceleration for overtaking, corner exits, and much more.”
In such a diverse market, where super, hyper and ultra-cars exist, Koenigsegg has once again proven to be one to look out for as they have pushed the boundaries of car engineering to the next level. As always, Koenigsegg has made a car that is superbly stunning to look at and checks all the right boxes as an amazing poster car.
However, those who have been lucky enough to order such a car will have to wait, as the deliveries are expected in early 2021.