Koenigsegg has revealed the pre-production test model for its fastest car now and ever, the Jesko Absolut. The speed-focused Jesko Absolut was slated to appear a year after the introduction of the “standard” Jesko model in 2019 but was set back by various global uncertainties and supply chain shortages, until now.
“We will never endeavor to make a faster series-production road car – ever,” Koenigsegg stated in a press release. Powered by the same twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 and nine-speed transmission as the Jesko, the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut model delivers 1600 horsepower and over 1,100 lb/ft of torque with a “theoretical” top speed of 330+ miles per hour. If the speed estimates are true, it would make the hypercar the fastest production car in existence, easily beating the unofficial record held by the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ set at 304 mph.
The prototype appears in “Graphite Grey” with “Tang Orange” racing lines with the most noticeable design difference including the exclusion of the large rear wing, allowing for lower drag and weight. Two rear fin hoods give the car improved high-speed stability, and an extra 85mm of length is expected to aid the car’s aerodynamics. Additional details include a hardtop removable roof with enough space in the front boot for storage.
“The Absolut feels very natural to drive. Because of its seamless shifting, whether up or down, everything just happens much faster,” said test driver Markus Lundh. “There are no delays, it is very responsive and behaves exactly the way you would want it to. We spent thousands of hours in CFD calculations. We’ve streamlined this car from not just an aerodynamic and design perspective, but also from a high-speed stability perspective. As a result, the Jesko Absolut has a phenomenally low drag of only 0.278 Cd.”
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