Koenigsegg Jesko sold all 125 build slots in just five days. Shortly after the company unveiled the new super coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, dealers and customers reserved all build slots with each vehicle costing around $2.8 million. The automaker even sold 83 Jesko’s before the debut in Geneva. The Swedish company named the mid-engine sports car Jesko as a tribute the founder’s father, Jesko von Koenigsegg.
This kind of response is the expectation for Aston Martin, Bugatti, and Lamborghini, but very exciting for Koenigsegg. CEO Christian Von Koenigsegg made the statement, “The new Koenigsegg Jesko is the highest volume production we’ve ever planned. For it to have sold out within days of its unveiling is both humbling and a wonderful testament to the outstanding crew we have at Koenigsegg. From the visionary work of our designers, engineers and technicians to the incredible job done by our sales team and our global network of Koenigsegg dealers – it took a great team to bring the Jesko to the world.”
The Jesko will begin production in early 2020, with a rate of one per week. The vehicle will be offered in two variations to the buyers with reserved slots: Track and Top Speed. The Jesko is designed for road use powered by a redesigned twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 pumping out 1,280 horsepower with standard gasoline, or 1,600 horsepower with E85 biofuel. The engine is paired with a new 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission (LST) and advanced aerodynamics to create massive downforce. With a re-designed carbon fiber chassis, the vehicle has more legroom, headroom and better visibility.
A small number of vehicles were purchased by dealers, so clients without a build slot reserved are encouraged to contact a Koenigsegg dealer.
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