Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut holds four speed records

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut holds four speed records

In July 2021, Koenigsegg revealed the first pre-series production Jesko, and only 125 units are planned to be produced. Recently, the Swedish company presented a special version of this model, Jesko Absolut, which became the owner of several records, including the fastest production car that reaches a speed of 400 km/h.

The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is powered by a 5.0-L bi-turbo V8 engine with 1,622 hp (1,209 kW) and 1,106 lb-ft (1,500 Nm) @ 5,100 rpm (on E85). The engine is paired with a 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed ​​​​Transmission (LST). Unlike its Jesko sibling, the Absolut was fitted with a cage and seat from a Koenigsegg One:1.

This version is built primarily for speed racing and does not use active aerodynamics. The car was tested at an airport in Sweden, where it set four world speed records. It is now officially the fastest production car to reach a speed of 400 km/h (18.82 seconds), and the fastest car to go from 0 – 400 km/h and back to 0 km/h, in 27.83 seconds (almost a second faster than Koenigsegg Regera). It also has the fastest acceleration from 0 to 250 mph (19.20 seconds) and the fastest car to go from 0 – 250 mph and back to 0 mph (28.27 seconds).

It should be noted that the car was driven by Markus Lundh, and after setting the record, founder Christian von Koenigsegg said: “This record confirmed the accuracy of the Jesko Absolut’s simulated and calculated performance, which gives us great confidence in its ability to be the fastest fully homologated production car in the world .”

Source: Koenigsegg