The Koenigsegg Jesko represents a pinnacle of automotive innovation, boasting a twin-turbo 5.0-liter engine and a groundbreaking Light Speed Transmission. Christian von Koenigsegg, the company’s founder, provides an insightful walkthrough of these components’ assembly in a recent video.
Assembly of both the 9-speed transmission and engine occurs in a pristine environment at Koenigsegg’s Ängelholm, Sweden, facility. Remarkably, a single technician is able to assemble an entire transmission or engine within a week. The transmission assembly process involves the meticulous placement of valves that manage the flow of transmission fluid, along with the insertion of shafts and bearings for the gears. Notably absent is a traditional flywheel; instead, clutch packs engage to transfer power to the rear wheels.
The engine of the Jesko is one of the most potent production engines globally, delivering a staggering 1,600 hp when fueled by E85 and 1,280 hp with standard gasoline. It also ranks as one of the quickest in terms of revving capability. It was demonstrated previously that this engine could accelerate from idle to 7,800 rpm in a mere 213 milliseconds, with its redline set at 8,500 rpm.
Achieving such immense power from a 5.0-liter engine necessitated extraordinarily high cylinder pressures, as von Koenigsegg explains in the video. This required the engine’s internals to be specifically engineered to withstand these pressures. In a nod to aesthetics, each piston is adorned with an etched Koenigsegg logo on its ceramic coating, a detail only revealed during engine servicing.
Further in the assembly line, the engine is equipped with 3D-printed Inconel exhaust headers and turbochargers. Despite its turbocharged nature, von Koenigsegg highlights that the Jesko engine has been designed to emit a sound akin to a naturally aspirated engine, achieved through careful consideration of the exhaust system and turbo placement.
In addition to the Jesko, Koenigsegg is expanding its production facilities to include the manufacture of the new Gemera, a four-seater hypercar introduced in 2020. The Gemera boasts a 1,700-hp hybrid powertrain, consisting of a 3-cylinder engine coupled with three electric motors. Earlier this year, Koenigsegg announced an enhancement to the Gemera’s powertrain, integrating a V-8 hybrid system that elevates its output to an astonishing 2,300 hp.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Koenigsegg Jesko Engine
What is the power output of the Koenigsegg Jesko’s engine?
The Koenigsegg Jesko’s engine delivers an impressive 1,600 horsepower when running on E85 fuel and 1,280 horsepower with standard gasoline.
Where are the Koenigsegg Jesko’s engine and transmission assembled?
Both the engine and transmission of the Koenigsegg Jesko are meticulously assembled in a clean room at the company’s headquarters in Ängelholm, Sweden.
How long does it take to assemble one Koenigsegg Jesko engine or transmission?
It takes approximately one week for a single technician to assemble either one transmission or one engine for the Koenigsegg Jesko.
What is unique about the Koenigsegg Jesko’s engine revving capability?
The Koenigsegg Jesko’s engine is notable for its fast-revving capability, able to rev from idle to 7,800 rpm in just 213 milliseconds.
Does the Koenigsegg Jesko use a traditional flywheel in its transmission?
No, the Koenigsegg Jesko does not use a traditional flywheel. Instead, it employs clutch packs to transfer power to the rear wheels.
What aesthetic feature is unique to the pistons of the Koenigsegg Jesko’s engine?
Each piston in the Koenigsegg Jesko’s engine has a Koenigsegg logo etched into its ceramic coating, visible only when the engine is opened up for servicing.
How is the sound of the Koenigsegg Jesko’s engine designed to differ from other turbocharged engines?
The Koenigsegg Jesko’s engine is designed to sound like a naturally aspirated engine, achieved by carefully considering the exhaust system and the placement of the turbos.
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