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23:35  05 march  2019
23:35  05 march  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

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And one of the craziest gearboxes we ' ve ever seen. See all 17 photos. The Koenigsegg Agera is one of the craziest cars to come along in the last decade. And even though it was already a world-class hypercar when it was introduced, Koenigsegg continued improving it until it officially broke the

Jesko von Koenigsegg was a key presence at Koenigsegg Automotive during its formative years. His considerable business acumen helped steer the In 2014, we announced the Koenigsegg One : 1 with a twin-turbo V8 producing 1 ,360 hp , enough to make the One : 1 the first production car in history with

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The Koenigsegg Agera is one of the most capable and insane cars to come along in the last decade. And even though it was already a world-class hypercar when it was introduced, Koenigsegg continued improving it until it officially broke the world production-car top-speed record with the Agera RS. For a company that's only been around for 25 years, that's quite an accomplishment. To celebrate, Koenigsegg chose the Geneva motor show to introduce the ultimate evolution of the Agera: the Jesko.

Named for Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company founder Christian von Koenigsegg, the Jesko gets a reworked version of the Agera RS's 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. It makes 1,280 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque if you run it on gasoline, but if you switch to E85, the power figure jumps to a Bugatti Chiron-beating 1,600 horsepower. In addition to other improvements such as a new crankshaft and intake, Koenigsegg also added larger turbochargers. In order to preserve throttle response, it then added a system that shoots air into the turbo to spool it up more quickly. Koenigsegg says simulations show the car is capable of eclipsing the 300-mph mark with some tweaks, including to the aero package, as well as proper tires and enough room to make the attempt.

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The Koenigsegg Jesko has what the company calls a Light Speed Transmission that can shift The updated engine hooks up to Koenigsegg 's new nine-speed gearbox that the company calls the Aesthetically, the Jesko looks like an evolution of the Agera RS, but Koenigsegg pays attention to

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For the quickest shift times, you might think Koenigsegg would pair the Jesko's engine with a dual-clutch transmission. You would also be wrong. Koenigsegg developed its own a nine-speed transmission that uses seven clutches. In addition to being significantly lighter than most DCTs and able to handle more than 1,000 lb-ft of torque, this innovative seven-clutch transmission can also shift to any gear, not just the next one the programming has preselected.

And while the Jesko looks a lot like an Agera RS with a crazy wing, Koenigsegg says it's built on a brand-new carbon-fiber monocoque chassis that's longer and taller than before. That translates to a more spacious and comfortable cabin, while at the same time it preserves chassis rigidity. The entire suspension has also been improved, offering a new rear-wheel-steering system and upgraded dampers. The optional staggered-size carbon-fiber wheels are surprisingly light, too, weighing in at 13 pounds each up front and a little more than 16 pounds each at the rear. Oh, and that aero kit? It's said to provide more than 2,200 pounds of downforce at 171 mph.

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—— We had a small handful of media outlets at our Angelholm factory in the week leading up to He took a look under Jesko ’s skin and chatted with Christian about some of the new tech we ’ ve built It’s built around a longer chassis, hiding a heavily upgraded V-8 that makes 1600 hp when it’s running on

And one of the craziest gearboxes we ' ve ever seen. 6 March, 2019 Collin Woodard Words. Named for Jesko von Koenigsegg , the father of company founder Christian von Koenigsegg , the Jesko The entire suspension has also been improved, offering a new rear-wheel-steering system and

The Jesko also gets the hydraulic-powered doors and hoods that Koenigsegg introduced on the Regera. That means they can be opened and closed remotely using the key fob, not just locked and unlocked. And even though the Jesko was designed for ultimate track performance, it's still street-legal and comes with a surprising number of creature comforts. That includes multiple USB ports, automatic climate control, a surround-view camera system, and a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment setup. All vehicle systems can be updated over-the-air via the Koenigsegg Cloud service, as well. According to Koenigsegg, the Jesko is just as much a grand tourer as it is a track car, and prices start at about $3 million.

The best news is that the Jesko was designed to be legal in the U.S. Anyone with a Jesko on order willing to let us drive it?

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Named after the father of the company's CEO and featuring a crazy transmission, the latest Koenigsegg is a helluva tribute. Race Car Tech Building on the Agera's carbon-fiber and aluminum-honeycomb chassis tub, the Jesko's chassis is slightly longer and taller, which allows for more interior space, particularly in terms of head- and legroom.

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