(You know you’re fast when you still got a gear left…at 240mph!)
If you are starting to worry about the lightweight nature of the Koenigsegg Jesko at high speeds, you really shouldn’t; at 155mph – where your average Mercedes Benz tops out – the most aggressive driving settings will manufacture over 1,700lbs of downforce to the car.
At 170mph, the downforce will increase with road speed until just over 3,000lbs of force is achieved. Even the side mirrors are aerodynamically designed to produce downforce!
The technology is definitely here, and (in theory) the car will be able to hit 300mph. We’re really not ones to argue physics with the speed-king Swedes that can rip 1,600hp out of a 25-lb crankshaft with a pre-spooling air charge from a carbon fiber tank.
But, as Top Gear points out, they still need to find someone with the lunacy to pilot this rocket into oblivion, a place to do it, and a tire that can stand up to the challenge. Two of those things shouldn’t be a problem.