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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


A collection of 13 super cars worth over $50 million

We don’t often see large collections of expensive cars, because they are hidden from the eyes of the beholder. However, one collection of 13 super sports cars worth over $50 million is parked at the Los Angeles airport.

Driving by the airport, vlogger “effspot” recorded a video showing 13 cars hidden under nylon. It is not known who owns the collection, nor why the cars were left outside. Is the current owner transporting them to a new location or are they on their way to a new owner?! Either way, we hope they will not stay out in the open for long.

The collection consists of some of the best super sports cars such as Porsche 918 Spyder, two McLarens (Sabre and Speedtail), Porsche 911, Pagani Huayra, Lamborghini Centenario, Ford GT, Ferrari LaFerrari, Bugatti Chiron, Aston Martin One-77 and several

models .

Source: effspot via YouTube

2007 Koenigsegg CCGT GT1 sold for £3,319,000

Two decades ago, the Swedish manufacturer of supercars, Koenigsegg, unveiled its racing car, the 2007 Koenigsegg CCGT GT1, which it intended to compete in GT1 racing. After several years of development, only one example was produced, which has now been sold at auction for £3,319,000.

2007 Koenigsegg CCGT GT1 Competition Coupé is for sale

This unique supercar is powered by a 5.0L twin-turbo V8 engine with 600 hp (441 kW), paired with a sequential gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels. It reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 371 km/h (230 mph).

With a length of 4,293 mm, a width of 1,996 mm and a height of 1,120 mm, it has a wheelbase of 2,660 mm. It is built from carbon-fibre/Kevlar on a Monocoque chassis. It’s mounted on pristine slick Michelin tires, and the Masters Historic Racing organization has given the next owner the “green light” to race in the Masters Endurance Legends series if he so chooses.

The development team was led by engineer and developer Dag Bolenius, while the test driver was engineer Loris Bicocchi. The project looked great, but production never happened, and the reason is that two months after the start of test drives, the FIA and ACO changed the rules for the GT1 class. Instead of producing 20 production examples over a period of several years, it was necessary to produce 350 cars per year. This was apparently too much for Koenigsegg and the project could not survive.

Source: Bonhams