Christian Von Koenigsegg and his team couldn’t accept the cancelation of this year’s Geneva Motor Show. They simply had too much in store – and this video presentation of the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut and the brand new Koenigsegg Gemera underlines their strategy that the “show must go on”!
Update on the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is the fastest Koenigsegg ever made and according to Koenigsegg, they will never strive to make a faster series-production road car ever again.
Compared to the Jesko, the Absolut is a more track-focused version. Therefore, Koenigsegg has reduced drag and any surrounding turbulence around the car while increasing high-speed stability. The ground pressure at 250 km/h is 40 kg and it doesn’t exceed 150 kg. In comparison, the “regular” Jesko has a ground pressure of 800 kg at 250 km/h and a maximum of 1,400 kg.
The low drag of 0.278 Cd in combination with a front area of 1.88 m2 and a power output of minimum 1600 bhp from a 5-liter V8 engine will ensure that the Jesko Absolut will achieve higher top-speeds than any other fully homologated car. Koenigsegg has yet to reveal the time and date for this showdown! We can’t wait.
“…I had a dream, and I was willing to sacrifice everything to make it happen”
– Christian von Koenigsegg
The show must go on
In 1994, by Christian von Koenigsegg started his Automotive company in Sweden to achieve his dream of building the best sports car. The journey to where Koenigsegg is today proved to be hard and complicated with a devastating fire at the production facilities in 2003.
After the fire, Koenigsegg acquired an abandoned airfield for the new factory and the previous fighter-jet hangars were converted into the new Koenigsegg car factory.
In the presentation of the Jesko Absolut, Christian von Koenigsegg talks about how the ghosts of the former fighter-jets have been incorporated into the design of the new supercar which is also described as a “true low flying fighter just a few centimeters off the ground”.