Its Alive! Swedish hypercar maker Koenigsegg has released the first images of the pre-production Jesko Absolut prototype, wearing a Graphite Grey exterior paint job accented with trademark “Tang Orange” racing stripes.
“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,” says CEO and Founder Christian von Koenigsegg. “The name Absolut comes from the fact that this is the absolute fastest Koenigsegg we will ever make.”
Powering the model is a redesigned version of the standard Jesko, twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 matted to an all-new nine-speed Light Speed Transmission (LST), promising to deliver 1,600 hp and 1,107 lb-ft. Theoretically, the car can reach speeds up to 330 mph.
“The Absolut feels very natural to drive. Because of its seamless shifting, whether up or down, everything just happens much faster. There are no delays, it is very responsive and behaves exactly the way you would want it to,” comments Koenigsegg test driver Markus Lundh.
The company hasn’t given a timeline for when customer units will be ready, we’ll keep you updated, so stay tuned.