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Koenigsegg has been making insane hypercars for years now, and the latest ride from the mad scientists at the automaker has debuted. It's called the Koenigsegg Jesko, and this car represents the end of an era. The company namesake, Christian von Koenigsegg, has said that the Jesko is expected to be the last car to bear his name without electrification, but the Jesko don't need no stinkin' batteries. If you are wondering what's the deal with the Jesko name, it's the name of von Koenigsegg's father. This car has a heavily modified version of the Koenigsegg V8 used in other rides, and that revision lets it make 1,600hp when running on E85 fuel, or 1,280 hp on pump gas. The V8 has a flat-plane crank... Read more...
Of all the hypercars out there for the ultra-wealthy to enjoy, the Koenigsegg Agera RS is among the fastest. Koenigsegg set a record for top speed from a production car using an Agera RS on a closed-off section of Nevada highway back in November of 2017 when the car hit 277.9 mph (Koenigsegg took that land speed record from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport). The Koenigsegg Final Edition is an Agera RS with every option in the book thrown in for good measure. Koenigsegg has completed the last two Final Edition cars that will be built before its next great hypercar debuts at the Geneva Motor Show next year. Both cars have been given names with one called Thor and the other called Väder. Both... Read more...
Koenigsegg feels the need, the need for speed. It has managed to get the state of Nevada to shut down and 11-mile section of route 160 that runs between Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada, on Saturday and Sunday, to allow the Swedish maker of hypercars to attempt to set a land-speed world record for the fastest production car. The record attempt will employ a Koenigsegg Agera RS. Koenigsegg was granted a special permit by the Nevada Department of Transportation and the 11-mile section of road to be used is said to be straight. The beast of a car that will be attempting the record setting top speed run packs 1,360 hp and is aiming to top the current record of 268 mph set by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.... Read more...