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Series-production of the 1,578bhp Koenigsegg Jesko, set to feature a unique nine-speed Light Speed Transmission, has begun.

19 Jul 2021 | International News : Sweden


Koenigsegg has revealed the first images of its pre-series production Jesko.

Painted in Tang Orange Pearl with silver and carbon-fiber accents, this Jesko is a visual homage to the early original Koenigsegg CCR color palette.

Active aerodynamics pair with development-integrated Michelin tyres in the Jesko to deliver ultimate responsiveness and driving sensation
Inside, the car is a full suite of tech-empowered creature comforts - including its racing-inspired SmartCluster instrument screen behind the steering wheel (where the graphic turns just as you do on the wheel), as well as an updated SmartCenter infotainment touch screen system.

Koenigsegg claims that the Jesko has delivered on responsiveness and driving sensation throughout its prototyping phase.

Recent shakedowns and test runs demonstrate its unmatched handling attributed to an active triplex damper added to the front suspension, active aerodynamics, development-integrated Michelin tyres, and the Koenigsegg Electronic Stability system.

The Koenigsegg Jesko will also come with a patented, in-house Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission (LST). Set to be the world's fastest shifting transmission, LST comprises nine forward gears and seven wet, multidisc clutches in a compact, ultra-light package.

The nine-speed LST in the Koenigsegg Jesko is claimed to be the world's fastest shifting transmission
It is capable of insanely fast upward and downward gear changes between gears at near light speed, while maintaining positive torque.

This is thanks to the simultaneous opening and closing of clutches that allow for seamless acceleration or deceleration. What takes LST from impressive to evolutionary, is that these shift-time benefits apply when changing between any forward gears.

"We are very excited to showcase this pre-series Jesko in conjunction with the start of production of the 125 Jesko and Jesko Absolut customer cars. As part of our gradual expansion, the Jesko's pre-assembly begins at an extended 10,000sqm facility," adds CEO and Founder Christian von Koenigsegg.

The first Jesko customer cars are slated for delivery in spring 2022.

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