VIDEO: The Fastest Car In The World? Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

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How Fast Is the Jesko Absolut? The Fastest Car Koenigsegg Will Ever Make.

The Jesko Absolut is the fastest car Koenigsegg will ever make. The vehicle is powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine which produces 1600 horsepower while running on E85 fuel at 2.2 bar boost pressure. But it's really clever trick is having an exceptionally low drag coefficient.

Compared to the track-focused Jesko, the Absolut appears fairly similar, but there are quite a few aerodynamic changes in order to reduce the drag coefficient. This includes removing the rear wing, removing the hood ventilation, smoothed out the fender louvers, which actually still have holes in them, but with reduced drag. They've removed the front dive planes and winglets, altered the front splitter, and taken out the added downforce from the side vents by straightening the air's flow. They've added dished wheels, which is a removable piece, for reducing the rear tires aerodynamic drag, and the rear of the body has been reshaped with a sharp cutoff, further reducing drag, as well as the overall body length being longer. The ride height has also been slightly lowered, and since it doesn't have as much downforce, it also has a softer suspension.

You may wonder why the fins remained on the car; Koenigsegg found they actually reduce drag, rather than increase it, by redirecting the vortex generated behind the car. The car still needs some downforce for stability, peaking at 150 kg, about a tenth of the Jesko's maximum downforce at 1400 kilograms. Combined with the Jesko, there will only be 125 made.


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