The Koenigsegg Jesko: ‘Cherry Red Edition’

This is a rendering of a luscious ‘Red Cherry Edition’ of Sweden's 1,578bhp hypercar


Earlier this year, we learned about how Koenigsegg’s Agera was getting replaced by the Jesko. It’s the car Christian von Koenigsegg and his Merry Men of Speed want to take past the iconic 300mph barrier. Previously it was not thought to be possible, but thanks to the power of pixel manipulation, here it is in all of its luscious red glory. What a time to be alive, eh?

The Jesko, named by Christian von Koenigsegg’s after his father, uses a heavily modified version of the Agera’s 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that revs to 8,500rpm. That V8 drives the rear wheels via a bespoke and deeply clever nine-speed multi-clutch transmission. Power is rated at 1,262bhp on 95 octane unleaded, or 1,578bhp and 1,106lb ft of torque if you fill it with E85 biofuel.