Koenigsegg Jesko Arrives In Geneva With Up To 1,600 HP On Tap

The Koenigsegg Jesko, the Swedish brand’s successor to the Agera RS, makes its grand debut with up to 1,600 horsepower (1,193 kilowatts) at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The new hypercar’s name comes from Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of the automaker’s founder, Christian von Koenigsegg. The Jesko uses a revised version of Koenigsegg’s 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 1,280 hp (955 kW) on gasoline or 1,600 hp on E85. The mill produces peak torque of 1,106 pound-feet (1,500 Newton-meters) at 5,100 rpm, and there is over 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) available between 2700 and 6170 revs. The rev limit is a lofty 8,500 rpm. The upgraded V8 includes pieces like a new 180-degree flat-plane crankshaft, revised intake, and larger turbos. A patent-pending air injection system can shoot 290.1 pounds per square inch (20 bar) of air into the turbos to spool them early and prevent lag. The updated engine hooks up to Koenigsegg’s new nine-speed gearbox that the company calls the Light Speed Transmission. It’s a multi-clutch box similar in theory to existing dual-clutch setups, but the layout doesn’t require moving sequentially through the cogs. As the f...

The two-door four-seat Coupe body style is traditionally the most sporting of the Mercedes-AMG line-up. So

The two-door four-seat Coupe body style is traditionally the most sporting of the Mercedes-AMG line-up. So you don’t mind that the ride is a bit firmer than in the other variants. Only it’s really not in this case, except perhaps in Sport+ mode where the air suspension and adaptive damping maintain a vice-like control of body movements. And considering the low profile thirty-something rubber the E 53 runs, it’s surprising there’s no ride quality whatsoever. Think of this then as a more compact version of the S Coupe but still with safety levels that are second to none. An example is the stop and go of the active cruise system. It gently brings the car to a halt in heavy motorway traffic situations, the engine already asleep as you draw to a halt, and then silently restarts and accelerates away when the jam clears, all by its smart self. The deceleration is only ever smooth, stop-start virtually undetectable. Other special items include belt presenters, comfort entry with self-retracting seats, a 360-degree camera, powered and heated leather-bound seats, sports wheel with Alcantara and leather trim, and lots more. For the moment this is the top E-Class Coupe. There’s likely an E ...