Koenigsegg Jesko Breaks Lap Record

Witness the Power of Jesko’s Attack Trim
KOENIGSEGG Jesko | Gotland Ring Lap Record

The astonishing Koenigsegg Jesko is currently one of the most powerful and extreme road-legal race cars available. As if its remarkable aerodynamics aren’t already impressive enough, it also boasts a remarkably sophisticated 7-speed transmission system and can tap into up to 1600 horsepower from its twin-turbo V8 engine. No wonder it recently set a new lap record at a Swedish track!

Koenigsegg have recently revealed an inside cabin video of the Jesko running around Gotland Ring, a circuit situated on the isle of Gotland in Sweden – a nifty eight hour voyage and ferry ride east from Koenigsegg’s base. With company test driver Niklas Lilja behind the wheel, the motor was able to attain a lap time of 2:56.97. This is nearly eight seconds faster than the second fastest clocking of 3:04.83, achieved by a Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR.

The partaking video illustrates three different perspectives of the cockpit, as well as what is perceived from Lilja’s helmet. The Jesko’s outstanding strength results in amazing accomplishments on straights; its indicated freeway speed acts around 288 kph (179 mph) in the back borders.

“The Jesko seen in the video is an ‘Attack’ spec,” said Koenigsegg, the Swedish supercar manufacturer. This spec is designed to create grip through corners, as opposed to the ‘Absolut’ spec which focuses on stability and reducing drag for maximum speed. Additionally, the car was running on 93 octane fuel instead of E85, meaning its power output was not at its peak.

“It’s simply remarkable,” says Jesko Lilja, referring to the record-breaking lap set by Koenigsegg’s Jesko at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. “I pushed the Jesko to about 90 percent of what it could do – and yet it still managed to set a new record! It was only there for testing and promotional purposes, so if we’d really gone for it, it could have been even faster.” Lilja then goes on to say that now the Jesko has the record, a further attempt is unlikely – though he admits he’d love to see it happen.

Source: Koenigsegg / YouTube


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