Aerodynamics is the key to success
The Jesko Absolut is completely different: Compared to the Jesko Attack in the eye-catching “Tang Orange Pearl” color, the high-speed version in “Graphite Grey” with subtle orange accents looks even more aggressive. Koenigsegg promises that the Jesko Absolut will be the fastest Koenigsegg ever – and will remain so, as they have no plans to ever release a faster model.
Engine and transmission are identical to the normal Jesko. The key to top speed lies in aerodynamics; and that’s exactly where the engineers started to make the Absolut as streamlined as possible.
In order to tease out the last few km/h, the louvres on the front fenders were removed and the air intake in the front hood was closed.
What is difficult to see in the pictures: At 4.85 meters, the Jesko Absolut is around nine centimeters longer than the normal Jesko at 4.76 meters, which benefits driving stability at 400 km/h+. At the same time, the curb weight could be reduced again, so that the Absolut with 1600 hp weighs just 1290 kilos curb weight.
Jesko Absolut with a drag coefficient of 0.278
Due to the improved aerodynamics, it should be significantly faster than the Jesko Attack. A few interesting numbers on downforce: While the Jesko Attack with its XXL wing generates 800 kilograms at 250 km/h and a maximum of 1400 kilograms of downforce, the streamlined Absolut is said to generate only 40 kilograms and a maximum of 150 kilograms of downforce at 250 km/h .
Koenigsegg specifies the air resistance as a very good 0.278. Achieving this value required thousands of hours of simulation work.
The first ready-to-drive Jesko Absolut is now ready for use. Koenigsegg test driver Markus Lundh reports after the first few drives that the 1600 hp hyper sports car drives naturally and exactly as it should. Everything happens much faster thanks to seamless upshifts and downshifts.
According to calculations, over 500 km/h should be possible
But how fast does the Jesko Absolut drive now? Officially, Koenigsegg says so far: “If we look at our calculations and sophisticated simulations, it’s incredibly fast!”