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    • $3 million 1600 horsepower Koenigsegg Jesko is aiming to be the first 300 mph production car

      300 miles per hour is impressive. Is it impressive if it costs $3 million dollars to get there though? Everyone is making a big deal about the Jesko but it seems nobody else realizes there are street cars approaching 300 miles per hour and doing so in the standing mile.


      They are doing it at a fraction of the cost with American engineering. It is not a production car though but is the Jesko anything more than a limited edition engineering exercise?

      Not to say the Jesko is not impressive. It is. The V8 produces 1600 horsepower without any hybrid nonsense and the transmission features seven clutches.

      The pictured version of the Jesko is for the track hence the aerodynamics centered around downforce. It will not hit 300 miles per hour.

      There is a low-drag version built just for top speed. This will be the one that tries for 300 miles per hour.

      The V8 is a flat-plane crank design that revs to 8500 rpm with incredible lightweight internals. The pistons are ceramic coated and weigh .63 pounds each.

      To reduce lag the Jesko feature a compressed air system that uses the pressurised air to spool the compressor wheels. Interesting stuff.

      There is also the fuel system with three fuel injectors per cylinder and in-cylinder pressure sensors which is a first for a legal road-going street car.

      Anything else?

      • Re-designed 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 1280hp on standard gasoline and 1600hp on E85 biofuel
      • Revolutionary new 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission (LST)
      • Advanced aerodynamics offering over 1000kg of downforce
      • Active rear-wheel steering
      • Re-designed carbon fibre chassis with more legroom, headroom and greater visibility

      Everything about it sounds sweet. Except that $3 million price tag.












      Engine


      • Koenigsegg twin turbo aluminium 5,0L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, flat-plane crankshaft, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
      • Compression: 8.6:1
      • Bore: 92 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
      • Sequential, multipoint fuel injection with individual cylinder pressure sensors and back pressure sensors
      • Closed loop individual combustion and lambda control, twin ceramic ball bearing turbo chargers with Koenigsegg response system.
      • 1.7 bar boost pressure (2.2 bar with E85)
      • Dry sump lubrication. Carbon fiber intake manifold with optimised intake tracts
      • Tig-welded ceramic coated 0.8 mm wall thickness inconel exhaust system manifold with merge collector
      • Total engine weight: 189 kg

      ENGINE MANAGEMENT

      • Koenigsegg Engine Control Module
      • Flex fuel capability (optional)
      • High power coil-on-plug ignition system

      OUTPUT

      • Gasoline: 955 kW (1280 hp) at 7800 rpm, redline at 8500 rpm.
      • E85: 1195 kW (1600 hp)
      • Torque: 1000 Nm from 2700 to 6170 rpm
      • Max torque: 1500 Nm at 5100 rpm


      Transmission



      • Koenigsegg 9-speed Light Speed Transmission (LST)
      • Koenigsegg Electronic Differential (KED)
      • Koenigsegg Gearbox Control Module (KGCM) with Ultimate Power on Demand (UPOD)


      Aerodynamics



      • Dynamic, active and top-mounted twin-step rear wing
      • Enlarged front splitter with active and independent front underbody aero inlets
      • Total down force: @ 250km/h – 800 kg, @ 275km/h – 1000 kg, Maximum – 1400 kg


      Chassis



      • Carbon fiber monocoque with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks
      • Monocoque torsional rigidity: 65,000 Nm/degree

      BODY

      • Two-door, two seater with removable hardtop
      • Body made from pre-impregnated carbon fiber/kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements


      Handling


      STEERING

      • Rack and pinion power assisted steering
      • Active rear wheel steering
      • 2.9 turns lock-to-lock
      • Turning circle: 11 metres

      SUSPENSION

      • Double wishbones, carbon fiber rear upper wishbones, electronically adjustable gas-hydraulic shock absorbers and pushrod operated
      • Triplex dampers front and rear
      • Electronically adjustable ride height

      ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

      • Koenigsegg Electronic Stability Control (KES)
      • 3 settings: Wet – Normal – Track

      TRACTION CONTROL

      • 3 settings Wet – Normal – Track


      Wheels



      • Lightweight forged aluminium wheels with centre locking
      • Optional Koenigsegg Aircore™ super light carbon fibre wheels with centre locking
      • Front: 20” x 9.5”
      • Rear: 21” x 12”

      TIRES

      • Standard: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2
      • Option: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R
      • Front: 265/35 – 20
      • Rear: 325/30 – 21


      Dimensions



      • Total length: 4610mm
      • Total width: 2030mm
      • Total height: 1210mm
      • Ride Height: 70-100mm front, 75-100mm rear
      • Front lifting system activated: +50mm
      • Wheelbase: 2700mm
      • Fuel capacity: 72 litres
      • Luggage compartments: 100 l front, 50 l rear
      • Dry weight: 1320kg
      • Curb weight: 1420kg


      Equipment


      SAFETY

      • 4 smart airbags
      • Power assisted brakes, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS
      • KES (stability)
      • Digital warning and info system, tire pressure monitoring system
      • Koenigsegg safety cell with integrated crumple zones
      • Reversing camera.

      COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

      • Detachable hardtop with lightweight roof, power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column
      • Front/rear hydraulic lifting system
      • Leather or alcantara interior with custom contrast stitching, carbon sport bucket seats with memory foam
      • Power steering, active rear wheel steering
      • Apple Carplay, digital audio system, Bluetooth, USB connection, inductive phone charging
      • Climate control
      • Digital owners manual on-board
      • G sensor
      • Alarm, Koenigsegg shield alarm fob
      • Roof storage bag, car cover, Koenigsegg car charger
      • Autoskin electro-hydraulic operation of hoods and doors
      • ‘Bird’s eye’ view parking assistance, front and rear parking sensors, proximity protection system for automated door openings.

      Specification subject to change.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: $3 million 1600 horsepower Koenigsegg Jesko is aiming to be the first 300 mph production car started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 12 Comments
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        what tires did the find that Bughati can't find for the Chiron? Wasn't supposedly the tires holding them back from a top speed run? Even though this car hasn't shown anything yet never mind 300mph..

        Edit: Just saw cup 2's, def not speed rated for 300 mph lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        what tires did the find that Bughati can't find for the Chiron? Wasn't supposedly the tires holding them back from a top speed run? Even though this car hasn't shown anything yet never mind 300mph..
        This won't need the same type of tires as it weighs a lot less.
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        The transmission sounds very interesting, can’t wait to see some data on it in action.
      1. SeanWRT's Avatar
        SeanWRT -
        A factory warrantied drivable 300mph street car is different from a fully drag prepped machine. Like top NBA player and street baller difference.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SeanWRT Click here to enlarge
        A factory warrantied drivable 300mph street car is different from a fully drag prepped machine. Like top NBA player and street baller difference.
        True but pretty freaking incredible a tuner can get you there...
      1. Urmom's Avatar
        Urmom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SeanWRT Click here to enlarge
        A factory warrantied drivable 300mph street car is different from a fully drag prepped machine. Like top NBA player and street baller difference.
        Exactly
      1. Urmom's Avatar
        Urmom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        True but pretty freaking incredible a tuner can get you there...
        The baddest tuner on earth can NOT change drag coefficiency, or gearing to get u to 300mph in a M3, 335i, blah,blah,blah
        Besides, the 3 mil is for exclusivity, power, performance, handling, etc. You already know this, for you to make the comment you made in 1st post is rather interesting. Maybe you shoulda got ur pops a gutted Honda with a turbo K20 instead of a Ferrari then ????? Surely you would have saved quite a bit of money and could have given him a faster and quicker car.
        Im sure I made my point.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Zombie1 Click here to enlarge
        The transmission sounds very interesting, can’t wait to see some data on it in action.
        +1000

        the transmission is the most impressive part of this car, in the unveiling video CVK talks about how its faster and more capable than a DCT. Its smaller, lighter, faster, stronger and more capable thanks to its ability to mix and match 3 different gears in pairs.

        https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-sho...x-explanation/

        By using the compounding of gear ratios, the transmission can shift from any gear to any gear as long as it is safe for the engine in regards to over revving or bogging.

        He mentioned that there is a click you would feel for a regular shift and then if you push further a harder click for the "jump" shift.

        I can't recall if he mentioned that the "jump" shift automatically chooses the best gear for acceleration at that particular speed but i imagine it does.

        It's very impressive and I can see other companies licensing the technology from Koenigsegg.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This won't need the same type of tires as it weighs a lot less.
        not the same load rating but speed rating is the same issue, lots of heat at those speeds, and don't forget though the Chiron weighs less, this car could have massive aero pressing down at those speeds.
      1. 93siro's Avatar
        93siro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        not the same load rating but speed rating is the same issue, lots of heat at those speeds, and don't forget though the Chiron weighs less, this car could have massive aero pressing down at those speeds.
        Koenigsegg has been working with Michelin to get the tires reach 300 mph safely
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        I Doubt that because Bughati hasn't done it, i guess we will wait and see when the car is actually tested at that speed. I think we all know that its probably capable, its just legally rating it at that speed you need the appropriate tire
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        I also like the shots of compressed air that get the large turbines spinning at lower engine speeds to combat turbo lag.