Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

Jesko Absolut

Becoming the fastest

Every surface element is constructed to reduce drag or surrounding turbulence while increasing high-speed stability. Just as powerful as its track-focused sibling, the Jesko Absolut is the more seamless and stealthier of the two.

With a drag coefficient value of only 0.278 Cd in combination with a frontal area of 1.88 m² and a minimum power output of 1600 bhp, the Jesko Absolut is destined to achieve higher, more extraordinary speeds than any Koenigsegg or any other fully homologated car before it. How fast? Time will tell. Looking at the math and our advanced simulations – it will be unbelievably fast.

Extreme performance

Need For
Top speed

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
CFD analysis of Jesko Absolut (back angle)
Jesko Absolut wing
Pressure coefficients of the Jesko Absolut (front)
Pressure coefficients of the Jesko Absolut (rear)
Pressure coefficients of the Jesko Absolut (angle)

The Jesko Absolut will be powered by a 1280 bhp (1600 bhp on E85), twin turbo charged V8 engine, featuring the world’s lightest V8 crankshaft that weighs just 12.5 kg. This flat-plane 180-degree crankshaft produces more power with greater efficiency while achieving a high 8500 rpm rev limit. Its design allows even firing across engine banks, creating a visceral engine sound. Koenigsegg has also designed super-light connecting rods and pistons to counter the tendency of greater vibrations in flat-plane engines.

The CFD team meticulously went over every inch and design detail of the car, defining the elements needed to get to the drag coefficient even lower than the target of 0.28 Cd, to just 0.278 Cd. Most obvious when looking at the Jesko Absolut, is the removed massive rear wing. The wing is removed to reduce downforce and drag – dropping downforce from 1400 kg to 150 kg.

The peak pressure area is in the front radiator, but the rest of the car has a significantly reduced downforce. More modifications were also done to the Jesko Absolut, such as more streamlined front splitter winglets, replacing its front louvers with smoother ones and the addition of removable wheel covers. Every surface finish is intended to be as slick as possible for air to glide effortlessly over.

Jesko inspiration sketch alongside F15 fighter jet
Streamlined
for top speed

Inspired by
Fighter jets

Removing these drag-causing elements and streamlining the new surfaces in the rear, the Jesko Absolut has a different profile to the Jesko. It is seamless and sleek – almost like a land-based fighter jet.

Over 3000 hours
invested in
fluid dynamics (CFD)

A rigorous exercise in smoothing out surfaces to remove drag-causing elements while adding rear volumes to streamline airflow. Over 3000 hours have been invested in fluid dynamics (CFD) and aerodynamics analysis, alongside over 5000 hours of design and engineering for the Jesko Absolut, and that's on top of the hours spent designing and engineering the original Jesko.

Drag Coefficent
Of just
0.278 Cd

The CFD team meticulously went over every inch and design detail of the car, defining the elements needed to get to the drag coefficient even lower than the target of 0.28 Cd, to just 0.278 Cd.

JESKO ABSOLUT
SPECIFICATIONS

1600 BHP Output (on E85)

0.278 Cd Drag Coefficient

9 Speed Light Speed Transmission

8.6:1 Compression

5.0 Liter Koenigsegg Twin-turbo V8

Record
Smashing

The Jesko Absolut sets the tone for incredible speed. It boasts an aggressively sleek silhouette paired with insane powertrain engineering aimed at achieving groundbreaking top speeds never before seen in a homologated series production car.

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  • Light Speed Transmission

    Light Speed
    Transmission

    In-house tech

    100% designed and built by Koenigsegg

    Seamless driving experience

    Simultaneous opening & losing of clutches

    Lightning fast response

    Near-instantaneous gear changes between any gear

    Compact

    Just 90 kg

    The Light Speed Transmission (LST) is Koenigsegg’s latest gearbox innovation comprising nine forward gears and several wet, multi-disc clutches in a compact, ultra-light package. It is capable of gear changes between any gear at near light speed, making the driving experience smooth and seamless.

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  • Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

    The V8
    Innovations

    Redesigned

    V8 fuel injection system

    Added aeration

    For a cooler cylinder and cleaner combustion

    Less strain

    At top of power range

    Beyond improvements

    Operate at maximum efficiency, flexibility and control

    Added aeration means a cooler cylinder, cleaner combustion, and less strain on the engine at the top of its power range. The V8s are also fitted with the world’s first individual in-cylinder pressure sensor system for production cars, allowing the Engine Management System to operate each cylinder at maximum efficiency.

  • Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

    Next-level
    Power

    Increased rev limit

    to 8500 rpm

    Low inertia

    A perfected powertrain

    Amazing response

    Facilitating faster shifting

    Super downsized V8

    Competitive weight and compact design

    This mix of changes and technological improvements raises the engine’s rev limit to 8500 rpm – and increases the power to 1600 bhp on E85 fuel. When running on regular gasoline, the engine produces 1280 bhp. The Jesko Absolut features Koenigsegg’s most powerful engine , which is also the world's fastest revving engine.

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