The burnout kings at Koenigsegg just launched their latest, 1600HP, ethanol-fueled, $3 million ultra super mega hypercar earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show— and they’ve already sold the full run. That’s right, kids: Koenigsegg has sold 125 Jeskos in a matter of days. (!)
“The new Koenigsegg Jesko is the highest volume production run we’ve ever planned,” said company founder and CEO, Christian Von Koenigsegg. “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.”
Like the Regera, the Jesko features a hugely innovative 9-speed, multi-clutch transmission. Called the “light speed transmission” (or, “LST”), it uses nine forward gears and several wet, multidisc clutches in a compact, ultra-lightweight package. The LST is capable of upward and downward gear changes between gears at “near light speed”, thanks to the simultaneous opening and closing of clutches that allows for totally seamless acceleration and deceleration.
You can see more photos of the awesome Jesko, below, as well as the official Koenigsegg press release trumpeting their $375,000,000 order book. Good on them!
Koenigsegg Jesko | Photo Gallery
Koenigsegg Jesko Sold Out
Koenigsegg is pleased to announce that down payments have been received from customers and dealers for all 125 Koenigsegg Jesko build slots.
The launch of the Koenigsegg Jesko at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show was an outstanding success. 83 cars were sold prior to the show. Agreements were made on the remainder within 5 days of the car’s debut on the Koenigsegg stand. With all deposits received, we are now in a position to share the Jesko’s success with the world.
Koenigsegg Founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg said, “The new Koenigsegg Jesko is the highest volume production run 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. We are very thankful for the reception it’s received from the press, the public and of course, our growing family of Koenigsegg owners.”
[Production of the new 2020 Koenigsegg] Jesko will begin at the end of 2020, and they’ll be built at the rate of one per week.