Koenigsegg brought a 1600-strong replacement for Agera RS hypercar to Geneva

Koenigsegg brought a 1600-strong replacement for Agera RS hypercar to Geneva

March 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The maximum speed of the new hypercar Koenigsegg Jesko, named after the father of the founder of the Swedish brand, exceeded 480 km / h

Koenigsegg presented a Jesko hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show, replacing the Agera RS. The novelty was named after the father of the founder of the Swedish brand Christian von Koenigsegg.

The car was equipped with a substantially upgraded five-liter supercharged unit V8, in which a crankshaft with crankshafts located in one plane was used. Two new turbines are directly connected to a small electric compressor that pumps air from a special 20-liter carbon reservoir. The company noted that this scheme eliminates the delay of the turbine at low speeds, and also provides maximum boost pressure.

The engine is combined with its own nine-speed gearbox LST with electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. According to Koenigsegg, the transmission works much faster than traditional robotized gearbox with two clutches, switching the steps “at the speed of light”.

For example, the box can “instantly switch directly from the seventh to first gear without waiting for synchronization.” The transmission can be controlled by double “petals” under the steering wheels, one of which is responsible for the sequential change of gears, and when you click on the second, the electronics themselves choose the optimal one.

The engine with the consumption of gasoline with an octane rating of 95 develops 1280 hp, however, when using the E85 fuel mixture based on ethanol and gasoline, the output increases to 1600 liters. with. and 1500 N · m of torque.

Hypercar got a huge front splitter, as well as a rear boomerang wing that provides the car with 800 kg of downforce at a speed of 250 km / h, 1000 kg at 275 km / h and up to 1400 at a potential maximum speed of 482 km per hour.

Finally, the Koenigsegg Jesko completed a fully-controlled chassis with an adaptive system that “steers” the rear wheels depending on speed, angle of rotation, engine speed and acceleration rate.

Koenigsegg Jesko will be released in a limited edition of 125 copies. According to preliminary data, the cost of the hypercar will exceed $ 3 million.

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