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Koenigsegg Jesko Takes a Week to Build, Dealers Secretly Bought a Few

Remember when we all saw the 300 MPH Koenigsegg Jesko debuting on the Geneva floor? As it turns out, 83 units had already found owners by then. And Angelholm doesn't plan to build all that many - only 125 models are being brought to life and the Swedish brand has now announced the hypercar is sold out.
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The remaining units were spoken for in the 5 days that followed the Swiss debut of the 1,600 horsepower toy. But you might still be able to get your hands on one. How so? Well, company founder Christian Von Koenigsegg, who named the machine after his father Jesko Koenigsegg, explained that dealers had secured a few build slots for customers who couldn't make it to Geneva.

"A small number of vehicles were purchased by Koenigsegg dealers to secure build slots for potential clients who could not attend the Geneva show. Aspiring clients without a Jesko build slot are encouraged to contact their Koenigsegg dealer as soon as possible," the CEO explained.

This move doesn't surprise us and here's hope that such practice stays reasonable. You see, the speculation market has a nasty habit of messing with such affairs. Nevertheless, given the uber-limited number we're talking about, the factory should be able to prevent any attempt of making easy money.

The head honcho also stated the Regera is set to enter production at the end of 2020, with each unit taking a week to bring to life. Meanwhile, we could see the beast bringing a few records home.

While everybody talks about the straight-line records of the Agera RS (the Jesko basically replaces this), it's no secret that the company is considering attacking the Nurburgring after its ill-fated One:1 attempt.

Building 125 examples of the Jesko is a major leap for the Swedes. For instance, the company only built 80 units of the Regera hybrid and 25 Agera RS monsters.

Oh, and if you're willing to adorn your garage with a Jesko, there are a few things you need to know. As the carmaker explained from the get-go, there will be track-focused version with plenty of downforce and a model destined for maximum velocity runs.

And while you pick your poison, you should know there are plenty of spec-portraying renderings around.


 

The new Koenigsegg Jesko is now SOLD OUT. The launch of the Koenigsegg Jesko at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show was an outstanding success. 83 cars were sold prior to the show. Agreements were made on the remainder within 5 days of the car’s debut on the Koenigsegg stand. With all down payments received, we are now in a position to share the Jesko’s success with the world. Koenigsegg Founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg: The new Koenigsegg Jesko is the highest volume production run we’ve ever planned. For it to have sold out within days of its unveiling is both humbling and a wonderful testament to the outstanding crew we have at Koenigsegg. From the visionary work of our designers, engineers and technicians to the incredible job done by our sales team and our global network of Koenigsegg dealers – it took a great team to bring the Jesko to the world. We are very thankful for the reception it’s received from the press, the public and of course, our growing family of Koenigsegg owners. Jesko production will begin at the end of 2020 at the rate of one per week. The model can be specified in either of two variants – track or top speed – according to customer preference. The Koenigsegg Jesko will be homologated for road use in all relevant markets, worldwide. A small number of vehicles were purchased by Koenigsegg dealers to secure build slots for potential clients who could not attend the Geneva show. Aspiring clients without a Jesko build slot are encouraged to contact their Koenigsegg dealer as soon as possible.

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