23/09/2021

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New 1,578bhp Koenigsegg Jesko hypercar ready for production

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Koenigsegg is gearing up for the launch of the new Jesko hypercar. The one,578bhp rival...

Koenigsegg is gearing up for the launch of the new Jesko hypercar. The one,578bhp rival for the Bugatti Chiron SuperSport and Aston Martin Valkyrie will soon enter generation, with customer deliveries due to arrive in spring 2022.

The Jesko in these visuals is the initially pre-series generation car or truck the company has built – and the lairy orange paint career is a contact-again from just one of Koenigsegg’s early hypercars, the CCR. 

Just one hundred twenty five examples of the Jesko and Jesko Absolut will be built. Just about every will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.-litre V8 motor, which generates one,262bhp on typical petrol or a whopping one,578bhp on E85 biofuel (furnishing you can come across it in your space). Torque also ranges from one,000Nm to one,500Nm, dependent on the gas you use.

The motor sends push to the rear wheels via an all-new 9-speed gearbox, which Koenigsegg has dubbed the “Light Pace Transmission.” As advised by its identify, it was created to be the world’s fastest shifting gearbox.

It has seven moist multi disc clutches and some refined program which can anticipate the driver’s intentions and line-up the ideal gear for the circumstances. Also, as there’s pretty much as lots of clutches as there are gears, Koenigsegg suggests equally up- and down-shifts are just about quick, even if the driver skips gears.

The hypercar is built around a carbon fibre/kevlar monocoque and, to control the engine’s huge reserves of energy, there’s adjustable shock absorbers, enormous brakes, a three-stage traction control technique and double wishbone suspension on all 4 corners.

There is an lively rear-wheel steering technique, far too, which Koenigsegg suggests will maximize the Jesko’s agility around town and on the keep track of. So, at reduced speeds, the rear axle counter steers the front wheels to tighten the hypercar’s turning circle. At better speeds, equally wheels change in the very same way to enhance security.

Koenigsegg has also utilized some aerodynamic witchcraft to retain the Jesko on the tarmac. The car or truck has an enormous front splitter, a exceptional undertray and an lively twin-action rear wing which can create 800kg of downforce at 155mph or one,000kg of downforce at 170mph. Go even quicker, and the Jesko will max out its downforce at one,400kg.

Despite becoming created for the racetrack, the Jesko gets a relatively plush inside, with creature comforts such as weather control, a wi-fi smartphone charger and a 9-inch infotainment monitor with options like Apple CarPlay, a G sensor and a parking digicam. 

Customers also have a selection of either leather-based or Alcantara upholstery, though the steering wheel comes with a pair of little touchscreens mounted wherever the driver’s thumbs fall – these make it possible for control of almost everything from the stereo and cruise control, to the car’s journey peak.

Koenigsegg also suggests the Jesko will be less difficult to live with than any of its earlier hypercars. The carbon fibre tub is bigger than before, meaning there’s more space within, and the mad scissor doors, motor address and bonnet are all hydraulically operated.

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