Sorry billionaires, the Koenigsegg Jesko is already sold out. Just weeks after the company pulled the cover off of its new super coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, customers and certain dealers quickly snapped up all 125 build slots, each vehicle at a cost of around €2.5 million (approx. £2.1 million).
According to Koenigsegg, the company sold 83 Jesko's even before the car hit the show stand. And just five days after its unveiling in Geneva, Koenigsegg received deposits for the 42 build slots that remained unsold. This isn't new, though, other automakers like Aston Martin, Bugatti, and Lamborghini, Bugatti regularly sell out of their more-desirable cars before they debut, or shortly thereafter.
Gallery: Koenigsegg Jesko
"The new Koenigsegg Jesko is the highest volume production run we've ever planned," CEO Christian Von Koenigsegg said in a statement. "For it to have sold out within days of its unveiling is both humbling and a wonderful testament to the outstanding crew we have at Koenigsegg."
"From the visionary work of our designers, engineers and technicians to the incredible job done by our sales team and our global network of Koenigsegg dealers – it took a great team to bring the Jesko to the world."
Production of the Jesko kicks off early in 2020, at a rate of about one vehicle per week. Koenigsegg homologated the Jesko for road use around the world, and buyers who have reserved build slots can choose between two different variants: Track and Top Speed.
Power comes from a twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8 that produces 1,280 bhp on standard petrol or 1,600 bhp on E85. An even faster version, dubbed the Jesko 300, is already in the works and aiming for a 300 mile-per-hour top speed.
Koenigsegg is pleased to announce that down payments have been received from customers and dealers for all 125 Koenigsegg Jesko build slots.
The launch of the Koenigsegg Jesko at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show was an outstanding success. 83 cars were sold prior to the show. Agreements were made on the remainder within 5 days of the car’s debut on the Koenigsegg stand. With all deposits received, we are now in a position to share the Jesko’s success with the world.
Koenigsegg Founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg:
The new Koenigsegg Jesko is the highest volume production run we’ve ever planned. For it to have sold out within days of its unveiling is both humbling and a wonderful testament to the outstanding crew we have at Koenigsegg. From the visionary work of our designers, engineers and technicians to the incredible job done by our sales team and our global network of Koenigsegg dealers – it took a great team to bring the Jesko to the world. We are very thankful for the reception it’s received from the press, the public and of course, our growing family of Koenigsegg owners.
Jesko production will begin at the end of 2020 at the rate of one per week.
The model can be specified in either of two variants – track or top speed – according to customer preference. The Koenigsegg Jesko will be homologated for road use in all relevant markets, worldwide.
A small number of vehicles were purchased by Koenigsegg dealers to secure build slots for potential clients who could not attend the Geneva show. Aspiring clients without a Jesko build slot are encouraged to contact their Koenigsegg dealer as soon as possible.