Koenigsegg has congratulated Bugatti on its recent record of 304mph in a prototype Chiron… while also noting how a ‘high-speed’ version of the Jesko – the company’s rival hypercar – might go even higher than 300mph.
Bugatti has noted how the Chiron could have gone 15.5mph (25km/h) quicker had it run somewhere like Nevada – higher altitude, less performance but also less drag – opting instead for the confines of its huge Ehra-Lessien oval.
Koenigsegg too, reckons its upcoming Jesko should be capable of going faster than 300mph. Named after company boss Christian von Koenigsegg’s father, the Jesko replaces the Agera RS, and features a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 1,578bhp and 1,106lb ft of torque on E85 biofuel.
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