2024 Koenigsegg Jesko

Owner: Koenigsegg London

With up to 1600bhp available from its 5.1-litre twin-turbocharged V8, the Jesko lives up to Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg’s tradition for building cars that reach the oncoming horizon faster than most. On normal petrol the engine produces 1280bhp, but with E85 biofuel that increases to 1600bhp. And while torque is a mighty 1000Nm (738lb ft) at 2700rpm, this swells to 1500Nm (1106lb ft) at 5100rpm on biofuel.

To reduce lag, a 20-litre carbonfibre air tank and electric compressor feed pressurised air to the turbochargers. The enormous power is channelled to the road via a Koenigsegg-developed nine-speed multi-clutch transmission that takes only between 20 and 30 milliseconds to shift between ratios.

At 1420kg, the car is seriously light for its class, mainly thanks to a carbonfibre tub and bodywork.

Two variants are available: the Attack, which can generate 800kg of downforce at 155mph, and the Absolut, a version specifically designed for high speed. Theoretically, the latter could reach 350mph…


Power: 1600bhp | Top speed: 300mph-plus | 0-60mph: 2.6 seconds