The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut 2021 is the fastest Koenigsegg ever made
Hypercars have come a long way over the past decade, and many manufacturers have done their best to break the 300 MPH barrier. It takes enormous feats of engineering, research and development to create a car that breaks these limits. Bugatti and Mclaren have been two such manufacturers that have always been at the top of the game when it comes to manufacturing hypercars, but no one has seen Koenigsegg coming as they were released with a fleet of cars that were capable machines and available in limited numbers.
The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut 2021 is an ultimate upgraded version of the Koenigsegg Jesko, launched at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Swedish manufacturer built this masterpiece to demolish all speed records. The vehicle is essentially a mid-engined sports car, but has plenty of aerodynamics and improved technology that allow it to reach speeds that most manufacturers can only dream of.
Speeds beyond imagination
The vehicle can easily go over 310 MPH. Koenigsegg believes this car is designed to reach speeds totally beyond imagination. The manufacturer also claims that they never want to build anything as fast as the Jesko Absolut again, because beyond a certain point the engine capacity factor becomes negligible, and it’s more of a a limitation in terms of tires, road conditions and common sense. . Adding another fact, it is the fastest Koenigsegg ever designed for the street; there could also be an even faster one. The automobile is just around the corner, which will be a track-exclusive car, likely fast enough to break the speed record set by the Jesko Absolut. The manufacturer’s motto when building the Jesko Absolut was “Because we can”. Many design changes have been made to help the car achieve the insane speed it is capable of.
The biggest changes were made to the rear of the car where you won’t find the spoiler like in a classic car, but more fenders and the design inspiration behind it comes from fighter jets. One of the key elements to going at such a high speed was having a very low drag coefficient, and the Jeskoo Absolut has a drag coefficient of just under 0.28, which makes it very slippery and easy to cut in the air. The vehicle used excess carbon fiber to reduce weight. The 21-inch wheels on all four corners are made entirely of carbon fiber. Other significant changes to the automobile include covered rear wheels and lower ride height, all to achieve better top speed and high performance. There is also an air duct on the front cowl, which is closed off to reduce drag and increase downforce. The roof panel can be removed and stored in the front trunk for a more aesthetic appearance of the car.
Heavily designed machine
The 2021 Koenigsegg Jesko is powered by an in-house developed engine with a 5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The engine can produce 1200 HP and 1100 lb-ft of torque on standard fuel. If one fills the car with E85 high-performance fuel, the vehicle’s power increases significantly to 1600 HP. Koenigsegg also claims that their engine has the lightest V8 crankshaft in the world, which weighs just 28 pounds. The transmission of this vehicle is also manufactured in-house and happens to be an innovative 9-speed unit which the automaker likes to call a light-speed transmission. It uses a multi-clutch design and power is sent to all four wheels with rear-wheel steering standard on the vehicle. To improve stability at high speeds, this causes the rear wheels to turn in the same direction as the front. Speaking of numbers, the vehicle has a cop weight of just 3000 pounds. The Jesko Absolute produces nearly 1700 pounds of downforce at 155 MPH and up to 3000 pounds at higher speeds.
Use of lightweight materials
As a high-performance machine, every element of the interior is designed to reduce weight and increase vehicle performance, even by the smallest of margins. The interior is very basic and offers some comfort levels like power windows, adjustable pedals and an adjustable steering column for the driver. Most of the interior is made of leather, carbon fiber and aluminum which gives it a stylish look. The seats are electrically operated and can be customized to be made of microfiber. In terms of connectivity, the vehicle has a digital audio system, a USB port and a 9-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay.
Overall, the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut 2021 will be made in limited numbers, and reports suggest they’ve already sold out the entire batch. Prices for these vehicles were expected to start at over $3 million and could go even higher. For that money what you get as an absolute performance machine ready to break all records in terms of speed and performance.
Sources: Car and Driver., Carbuzz, Koenigsegg
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