The New York International Auto Show returns in April with more than 1,000 vehicles, including first looks at 2020 models and a collection of multi-million-dollar supercars you can dream about and drool over, and the chance to experience the latest automotive technology, from self-driving cars to electric cars.
One of the supercars is the Koenigsegg Jesko, a dramatic-looking vroomer with scissor doors and a major rear spoiler, making its North American debut at the show, April 19-29 at the Javits Convention Center.
This is the first of several previews we’ll be doing on NYC on the Cheap, because even though it’s crazy to drive or park a car like this in New York City, it’s nice to dream.
For you gearheads, the Koenigsegg Jesko is powered by a twin-turbo V8 with a 180-degree flat-plane crankshaft, new intake, bigger turbos with air injection, and more precise pressure control.
At the heart of this newly designed engine is the world’s lightest production V8 crankshaft.
Weighing just 12.5 kilos, Koenigsegg’s new flat-plane 180-degree crankshaft allows Jesko to produce more power with greater efficiency, while achieving a higher 8500rpm rev limit.
Jesko also features a revolutionary new 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission, advanced aerodynamics which produce more than 1000kg of downforce, and active rear-wheel steering.
The supercar also features a re-designed carbon fiber chassis with more legroom, headroom and greater visibility.
Jesko is named for Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company Founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg.