Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut Does 0-400-0 km/h In 27.83 Seconds

The Jesko Absolut clinches this world record from the Koenigsegg Regera by nearly a full second.  

While the Jesko may have been in the news lately because of a certain fiery incident, this nevertheless did not deter Koenigsegg from sending one down a Swedish airfield and into the record books. Such is as that an Absolut variant of this latest and greatest hypercar from the Swedish boutique automaker has recently clinched four speed titles for itself, most of which it incidentally took from its Regera predecessor. 

Starting with the headline record first, the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is now the fastest-ever car to go from 0-400-0 km/h. This feat was all done in 27.83 seconds, which was to be a full second faster than the previous record of 28.81 seconds, set by a Regera back in 2023.

For those who prefer looking at things in imperial units on the other hand, the Jesko Absolut has also broken the 0-250-0 mph (0-402-0 km/h) record. It achieved this particular the feat in just 28.27 seconds, 1.33 seconds quicker than the Regera’s prior record. 

As expected with these aforementioned records, the Swedish supercar maker said the Jesko Absolut has also set the record for quickest production car to 400 km/h and to 250 mph, at 18.82 seconds and 19.2 seconds, respectively. And just to put these achievements into some greater context here, this Scandinavian hypercar is faster to a third of the way in breaking the sound barrier than it takes the original Volkswagen Beetle to complete the century sprint. 

All four records were set with factory test driver Markus Lundh behind the wheel, at an airfield in Örebro, Sweden on Thursday, June 27th. The Jesko Absulut used in the run meanwhile was in standard, as-delivered condition, save for a roll cage and a driver’s seat from a Koenigsegg One:1 that was apparently ”favoured by the driver”. 

It has to be noted though that that particular Jesko Absolut’s twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8 was fuelled with E85, for which meant it produced up to 1,600 hp. All this power is sent to exclusively its rear wheels via what Koenigsegg calls the Light Speed Transmission (LST), a nine-speed gearbox that uses seven clutches for ultra-fast shifts.

The Absolut version of the Jesko is to be the high-speed version of this Swedish hypercar, with it differentiating itself from the default Attack trim by eschewing the big wing and front splitter package. This low-drag special also nets smoother front louvers and rear wheels featuring removable covers, not to mention a long tail that comes courtesy of 85 mm extension to its rear bodywork. 

Regarding these recently-set records, Koenigsegg founder and head honcho Christian von Koenigsegg has remarked, “This record run validated the accuracy of the simulated and calculated performance of the Jesko Absolut, which gives us great confidence in its ability to outright be the fastest, fully homologated production car in the world. Now it is all down to tire testing, development, and approval, before we finally can make an attempt at that record.” 

There were prior teases by its maker that the Jesko Absolut can reach speeds of up to 500–560 km/h (310–350 mph) if given enough space, which is to absolutely blitz the current Chiron’s (unofficial) speed record of 489 km/h and be the first production car to ever breach the 500 km/h mark!

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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