Christian von Koenigsegg explains how Jesko’s V-8 is world’s fastest revving production engine

According to the Koenigsegg Jesko, the engine is said by the automaker to be the fastest-revving in production. Christian von Koenigsegg is the founder of this company. He explains what it means in this video.

From idle to 7,800rpm, von Koenigsegg takes a orange Jesko and revs his 5.0-liter twinturbo V-8. This is the maximum engine revs in neutral. However, the redline for driving is 8,500 RPM. The V-8 achieved this feat in 213.13 milliseconds according to data from a connected laptop, which von Koenigsegg claimed is the fastest of any production engine.

Von Koenigsegg stated that engineers achieved this speed by paying attention to minimizing the inertia inside an engine. He also noted that the company’s Light Speed Transmission is also a benefit. With seven clutches in the 9-speed gearbox, the driver can switch gears almost instantly and also eliminates the traditional flywheel. Von Koenigsegg stated that this, in addition to the smaller size of each clutch, reduces inertia.

Koenigsegg Jesko pre-production model

The Jesko V-8 has four valves per piston, two overhead camshafts and a flat-plane crankshaft. It also features dry-sump oil lubrication.

Koenigsegg offers two models of the Jesko. The Jesko Attack, which is identifiable by the massive rear wings, can produce up to 3000 pounds of downforce. Jesko Absolut places top speed above downforce. This is why it has dropped its Attack-style rear wing.

Jesko customer deliveries are expected to begin in 2022 with only 125 cars. Despite a starting price of $3 million, the entire production line is sold out.

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Author: Brandon Park