Koenigsegg Jesko is shooting for the 300mph Barrier!

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The Koenigsegg Jesko is, hands-down, one of the most spectacular road-bound machines you’ll ever lay eyes on.

Koenigsegg already produces the world’s fastest car, but they aren’t getting comfortable…not at all. The Koenigsegg Jesko takes it a step further.

Most people can’t even pronounce the company’s name, and that’s ok; it’s not an easy word to wrap your tongue around. (Cone-ig-seg.) Try not to sound like you’re saying it for the first time when you say it around your friends.

But you’d do well to add Koenigsegg Jesko to your vocabulary if you like road-bound speed machines.

Not Koenigsegg’s First Rodeo

If you know much about ridiculously fast cars, you know the name (whether you can say it properly, or not). Koenigsegg is the producer of the world’s fastest car.

They broke McLaren’s decade-long 1993 record of 221mpn with their CCR (at 241mph), but that was to be beaten by the Veyron the very next year (2005) with a top speed of 253mph.

The SSC Ultimate Aero would swipe the title from Bugatti in 2007 with a 256mph pull, but Bugatti would reclaim it in 2010 with a new Veyron that reached 258mph!

The Hennessey Venom GT would unofficially hit 270mph, making it the undisputed dominator of speed (2014), but failure to perform the speed run in both directions would disqualify it from an official title.

Bugatti would enjoy (and capitalize on) their prestigious title for seven years before Koenigsegg came back with the Agera RS, and a record-shattering speed of 277mph in 2017.