Forza Horizon‘s new arrival is set to become one of the fastest machines in the series.
Photo credit: Koenigsegg
In a hastily deleted, accidental tweet, Forza Horizon 4 announced that a new hypercar will be coming to the game soon, as GT Planet reported. The car in question is the Jesko, a beast of a car which was released by Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg in 2019. Fans of the series will undoubtedly be eager to get their hands on such a machine.
Given the placeholder text blazoned over the image that was tweeted and the fact that it was deleted almost straight away, it suggests that the reveal may have been an accident. Therefore, it’s probably safe to assume that the Jesko won’t be available before the end of 2020.
On their own website, Koenigsegg describe the Jesko as the “ultimate track weapon”, and there is ample reason to believe their claim. The engine is a 5.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 which is capable of unleashing 1,281 horsepower. This figure rises significantly to a whopping 1,603 horsepower when E85 fuel is used. To facilitate these levels of power the car also boasts a 9-speed gearbox, created in house specifically for the Jesko.
In terms of downforce, there is both a sizeable front splitter and an enormous rear wing, which together allow for the cars’ incredible power output to be effectively utilised in a track setting. If this sounds too tame for you, Koenigsegg have also produced the Jesko Absolut, which does away with the boomerang rear wing so as to maximise straight line speed. In theory, the Absolut can manage speeds of up to 330mph or 531kph.
Pedigree and History
Koenigsegg’s founder Christian von Koenigsegg evidently intended for the Jesko to be a special car. First of all, he named it after his own father, Jesko von Koenigsegg. This invites comparisons to other cars named for individuals, none more legendary than the Ferrari Enzo. Furthermore, production of this monster of a hypercar has been capped at 125 units, making it limited edition in the most literal sense.
When the Jesko is brought to Forza Horizon 4, it will join the ranks of other Koenigseggs in the game. These include the CCX, the One:1 and the Agera RS. The latter of these models is the direct predecessor of the Jesko. It was added in 2018, and is already the fastest stock production car in the whole Forza series. This is likely about to change, with its successor set to arrive and blow everything else out of the water in early 2021.
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