Koenigsegg Jesko will compete with the new ChironSeptember 10, 2019
Bugatti Chiron has not yet officially confirmed its record. But the new Koenigsegg Jesko hypercar can show a similar result, which will be entered in the Guinness Book of Records.
The Swedish company Koenigsegg congratulated Bugatti on the recent setting of the maximum speed record for the latest version of the Chiron hypercar, which managed to accelerate to 490 km / h. However, according to the automaker, their new Jesko will make the record holder a serious competition.
Koenigsegg believes that the new Jesko hypercar will accelerate at least 482 km / h and replace the company’s fastest model – Agera RS. The novelty is equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine with a double turbine, developing a capacity of 1578 horsepower (22 less than the new Chiron).
In 2017, the world record for maximum speed was set on the Koenigsegg Agera RS hypercar. The pilot of the Swedish company, Niklas Lilla, achieved an average speed in both directions of 447.2 km / h on a private highway in Nevada (USA).
Bugatti said their hypercar would accelerate 40 km / h more if they tested on the same track as the Koenigsegg, due to their higher altitude and lower drag on the track.
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