The ultra-exclusive Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut costs millions and goes at unrivalled speeds

  • The Swedish-built car has 1,600 hp on E85 or 1,280 hp on gasoline
  • It has a five-litre engine fed by twin ceramic ball bearing turbochargers
  • It’s one of the fastest cars in the world

Published on Dec 08, 2023 at 6:30 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Dec 21, 2023 at 1:22 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

The ultra-exclusive Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut costs millions and goes at unrivalled speeds

This Swedish Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut was designed to go faster than almost any car out there.

In fact, this $2.89 million beast will “challenge” the top speed record “in due time” according to an Instagram post from the brand.

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut launched back in 2020 at the-then cancelled Geneva Motor Show.

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CEO of the eponymous brand, Christian von Koenigsegg, said: “It is the fastest Koenigsegg ever made and the company will never endeavour to make a faster series-production road car, ever.”

He has also been quoted as saying that “the name Absolut comes from the fact that this is the absolute fastest Koenigsegg that we will ever make”.

And at 1,600bhp, when matched with E85 fuel – the heavyweight hero has a fair shot at the title of fastest car.

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Back to the Absolut and 5.1-litre twin-turbo V8 engine packs 1,280 horsepower on gasoline.

The beast is force-fed by twin ceramic ball bearing turbochargers.

It boasts 1,106lb ft of torque, meaning it can rev from idle to 8,500rpm in 0.2 seconds.

With power poured through a nine-speed transmission, it shifts through gears simply and seamlessly.

Because the gearsets don’t ned to move into place, the transmission can jump through ears instantly.

It can go from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in around 2.5 seconds

In fact, it recorded a staggering 531 km/h (330 mph) top speed earlier in 2023

Just as powerful as the Jesko, the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is more seamless and stealthier than its counterpart.

In fact, every element has been thoughtfully engineered to reduce drag and turbulence.

Its slimmed, low-drag, long-tail body is testament to that endeavour.

Faired-in wheels, a lower ride height, rear hood fins, closed-off front air ducts and front underbody flaps all help achieve an official drag coefficient of 0.278Cd.

Only 125 will ever be built – but despite its mammoth price tag, even deep pockets won’t help you get your hands on one.

They’re all sold out.

Maybe Floyd Mayweather – a known fan of the brand – has snapped one up.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.