Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut -ly Fast!

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut -ly Fast!

Black with single orange stripe of a Koenigsegg car on the ground with a painted x on the ground
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut World Record 0-400km/h at 27.83 seconds…
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Koenigsegg Automotive has once again proven its dominance in the realm of high-performance megacars by breaking its own 0-400-0 km/h record on June 27th at an airfield in Örebro, Sweden. The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, piloted by test driver Markus Lundh, completed the run in an astonishing 27.83 seconds, surpassing the previous record set by the Regera in 2023 by nearly a full second. This feat further solidifies Koenigsegg’s reputation for pushing the boundaries of automotive performance.

man with a racing helmet and race suit sitting in a car surrounded by people
The man behind the record, Markus Lundh.
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The Absolut is a testament to Koenigsegg’s engineering prowess. It is powered by a 1280 bhp (1600 bhp on E85) twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which boasts the world’s lightest V8 crankshaft, weighing just 12.5 kg. This flat-plane, 180-degree crankshaft enables more power and efficiency, allowing the engine to achieve a high 8500 rpm rev limit. Additionally, the engine’s design includes super-light connecting rods and pistons, which help counter the vibrations typically associated with flat-plane engines, ensuring a smooth yet powerful performance.

black Jesko Absolut driving fast on a racetrack with grass and trees in background
Carbon fiber inlays, orange pin striping accents & an absurd amount of power!
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The Jesko Absolut stands out with its streamlined, aerodynamically optimized body, which differentiates it from the Jesko Attack. By removing drag-causing elements and incorporating new, sleek surfaces, especially at the rear, the Jesko Absolut achieves a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.278. This minimal drag is critical for its record-breaking straight-line speed, making the car appear as seamless and sleek as a land-based fighter jet.

Man driving an Orange Koenigsegg Jesko Attack with the sun set in background
Koenigsegg Jesko Attack
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The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut accomplishing a record-breaking feat is incredible, not only breaking world records, but beating themselves. Imagine being behind the wheel, feeling the blend of complete control and at no control when behind a vehicle like this. A A true testament to the raw, unbridled power and precision of the Jesko Absolut, the Koenigsegg’s vision of a car is such, a land-based fighter jet. 

side shot of the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut on a racetrack with clouds in sky and trees in background
Ever wanted to ride in a 27 second 0-400km/h car?
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