Swedish hypercar producer Koenigsegg is on the point of ship the primary of its limited-run Jesko. On the similar time, it’s lent one out to the oldsters at Best Equipment. Get ready to look at greater than 1,200 hp (953 kW) let free at the observe ahead of tackling a small street go back and forth.
When you’re a hardcore Jesko fan you could know that it’s able to making 1,600 hp (1,193 kW) from its 5.1-liter twin-turbocharged V8. To do so even though, it must run E85 and on this video, Best Equipment best had get entry to to common unleaded gas. With that limitation, it’s ‘best’ making 1,280 hp (954 kW).
Koenigsegg will best construct 125 Jeskos. The only noticed here’s of the Absolut selection. In contrast to its Assault sibling, the Absolut is concentrated totally on best pace and on a regular basis livability. To that finish it doesn’t have as a lot downforce and lacks the trick Triplex damper machine that the Assault has between the entrance wheels. Each automobiles percentage that very same machine for the rear even though. In line with Christian von Koenigsegg: “The title Absolut comes from the truth that this is absolutely the quickest Koenigsegg that [we] will ever make.”
Within the video, we first see Best Equipment’s Jack Rix completely pummeling the Absolut across the Dunsfold Aerodrome. Now not lengthy when we get a historical past lesson on Koenigsegg ahead of Rix takes us on a handy guide a rough excursion of the lesser-known options of the Absolut. For instance, the hollowed-out carbon fiber wheels are made up of 650 sheets of the stuff that’s hand-laid after which polished.
The trick Lightspeed gearbox options 9 other gears and no flywheel. The result of that suave engineering are lightning-quick shifts and a shockingly fast-revving V8 engine. It appears that evidently, the one strategy to enjoy turbo lag within the automotive is to position it in a prime tools after which to mash the throttle.
Rix doesn’t forestall at bombing across the observe even though. Subsequent, he does one thing we believe few Jesko homeowners will in reality do, specifically, he is taking it on a shortish street go back and forth. It appears that evidently, it’s so good-natured at the street that it sticks out among different hypercars. “Maximum of them depart me in awe however no longer in reality short of one… however this Jesko, it’s an all-arounder… I wasn’t anticipating that,” he says.