They say that money doesn’t buy happiness, but there are also those who say that this was said by a man without money, and there are others who say that he would rather cry in a Ferrari than cry under a bridge. Joking aside, sure, money doesn’t bring happiness, but if you’re a car lover, money brings a lot of happiness, as it allows you to have the most special machine in the world in your garage, and yes, us. may have a Ferrari, but a Pagani or a Koenigsegg They will always be more special.
And for that occasion, the thing is about Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Jesko in fact, possibly one of the most attractive cars in the world, and one with a lot of personality. It is not just any car, neither in design nor in performance, as its V8 exceeds 1,500 HP -and E850 bioethanol-, that, and only 125 units were estimated.
As you can imagine, the Koenigsegg Jesko is fast, very fast, but it is also very weak to drive at the limit of its capabilities. However, it seems that it is not necessary to push it to the maximum, “just” by squeezing 90% of its capacity you can break lap records on circuits like the Gotland Ring track in Sweden. This was demonstrated by driver Niklas Lilja, who took control of Jesko to achieve the fastest time on the track: 2:56.97. And the most interesting thing is that it did not use ethanol E85, but gasoline, and, therefore, “only” had more than 1,200 HP.
According to the brand, the Jesko driven by Niklas Lilja used 98 octane petrol and was fitted with Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres, which had problems with the track’s 18 degree temperature.
The Gotland Ring is located on an island in the Baltic Sea and is 7.3 km long, making it one of the longest rings in Europe. According to Koenigsegg, the Swedish circuit’s layout presents challenges similar to those that can be found at the Nürburgring and is typically the track used by manufacturers to build their cars, especially when Koenigsegg’s original focus went to the Swedish track. That is to say, the circuit record came, so to speak, a surprise.
In any case, you can clearly see in the video that they have published how Lilja does not go slow, on the contrary, although it does not completely reach the limits. We can go out on a limb and say that, if possible, the Koenigsegg Jesko has the ability to go faster. And be careful, because Jesko beat the previous record by almost eight seconds – exactly, 7.9 seconds. And if it seems like a small thing, the car that previously held the record was the Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR, a car that was already impressively fast.