Saturday, July 06, 2024

The Jesko Absolut

The Jesko is a limited-edition racing car from the Swedish auto company Koenigsegg. First delivered in 2023, it comes in two models, the high-downforce Jesko Attack and the Jesko Absolut, designed for low drag. How fast is the Absolut? The product page, where you'll find the car's specifications, hints that we may never know, but we know it holds the world record in acceleration. The car proved itself on June 27th, when test driver Markus Lundh managed to set four world records with one short trip down an airfield in Örebro, Sweden. The car went from a standstill to 400 kilometers per hour in 18.82 seconds. It went from 0 to 250 miles per hour in 19.20 seconds. The entire 0-400 km/h back to 0 time was 27.83 seconds (its top speed was 412.72 km/h). It went from 0-250-0 mph in 28.27 seconds. Watch that run in all its glory and imagine being in the driver's seat.

Can you get an Absolut? Absolutely not. The Jesko is limited to 125 vehicles in its entire production run, and all the manufacturing slots have been sold out for years. This video is for posterity and to draw attention to Koenigsegg, since they will produce more cars to drool over in the future. (via Digg)


WilliamRocket said...

400 kilometres in 18.82 seconds versus 250 mph in 19.20 seconds.

I KNEW kilometres were faster.

Now I'm going to go for a drive in MY Swedish car.

Bicycle Bill said...

I've got a bumper sticker on the back of my vehicle (a 2005 Grand Caravan) that reads,
"Zero to 60 ... eventually".