High Gear Quick Review | 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
Koenigsegg's latest model, the Jesko is aiming to be the first production car to secure the 300mph speed record. A twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 drives the Jesko's rear wheels, providing 1,578bhp and 1,106 lb-ft when running on E85 fuel. The Jesko also utilizes a revolutionary 9-speed, multi-clutch gearbox Koenigsegg dubs the "Light Speed Transmission". This enables extremely fast gear shifts in the tens of milliseconds. Koenigsegg claims that the Jesko is capable of over 300mph, albeit in a lower downforce configuration.
The Jesko is name for Christian von Koenigsegg's father, Jesko von Koenigsegg, who used his life savings to fund the company during a rough time. Jesko was as a successful jockey for decades, and the accents that adorn the very first car match the colors of every outfit worn by jockeys from the Koenigsegg family. 125 Jeskos will be produced, at $3,000,000 each.
Power: 1,578bhp @ 8,500rpm (E85)
Torque: 1,106lb-ft (E85)
0-60mph: 2.4s, 300mph