Christian von Koenigsegg, in a current interview with Carup, mentioned that they plan to beat Bugatti’s 300 mph velocity report in a automotive that clients will truly be capable to purchase.
“What we’ve got mentioned is that our theoretical fashions present that the automotive can deal with over 500 km/h (310 mph). Now we wish to present what the automotive is able to in actuality,” Koenigsegg mentioned.
In 2019, Bugatti created historical past when the Chiron Super Sport 300+ clocked a top speed of 304.77 mph. The report was set on the Ehra-Lessien take a look at observe. Nonetheless, the automotive used had a number of modifications and was not fully inventory. It had a modified aero, an extended seventh gear, bespoke Michelin tires and added security gear.
Bugatti did a single run in a single route. Nonetheless, the typical velocity clocked over two high-speed runs in reverse instructions needs to be thought of, as per the norms.
Koenigsegg plans to set the report in a production-spec Jesko Absolut. It’s the low-drag model of the Jesko and may theoretically attain speeds in extra of 300 mph.
It’s powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a peak output of 1600 hp and 1106 lb-ft of torque. The engine drives the rear wheels by way of a 9-speed multi-clutch transmission.