One Of The Koenigsegg Jesko’s Options Costs Almost $500,000

If you’re one of the lucky Jesko buyers, it’s easy to splurge the price of a nice house on one single bodywork option
One Of The Koenigsegg Jesko’s Options Costs Almost $500,000

The Koenigsegg Jesko starts from around £2.3 million but, as with any super-exclusive hypercar there’s plenty to scope to hand over much more money. You can make it your own on the configurator, as long as you’re one of the 125 people who’ve secured one. This video by businessman Manny Khoshbin shows some of the extras you can spec.

You can add metallic paint, but it’s a little more expensive than picking a shiny colour on a normal car - it’s $14,000, or around £10,700. Dacia will sell you a whole car for that much (although admittedly you won’t get 1,578bhp in a Sandero).

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That kind of sets the tone, really, but there’s one bodywork option that is truly staggering. To have your Jesko in naked carbon fibre costs a barely believable $443,400 (roughly £340,000), which could otherwise pay for a Lamborghini Aventador daily driver.

Or, you can pick from a ‘clear’ carbon body for just shy of $300,000 (£229,000), so it seems having a lacquer layer actually reduces the price by £111,000. You can even have the carbon fibre tinted green, blue, red or purple, and these don’t cost as much as the naked carbon body either. Koenigsegg even offers a few free solid paint colours, but you’ve got to have at least metallic paint, right?

One Of The Koenigsegg Jesko’s Options Costs Almost $500,000

The five pearl paint shades cost a smidge under $25,000, while the Apple Red and Mandarin Orange candy paint colours are $63,300 (over £48,000) each.

Then there’s the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, which is theoretically capable of hitting over 500km/h (310mph), and likely comes with an even higher price.

Assuming you were rich enough to buy a Jesko in the first place, would you pick the naked carbon option?


Robert Gracie

$500k for one of the options….well its from Koenigsegg so you would expect some lunacy!

08/15/2020 - 18:31 |
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Mark Stanton

I’m wondering if the “Naked” option requires something to be integrated within the carbon fibre itself to protect it more, since it wont have paint or lacquer over it to protect it from the sun and elements over time

08/15/2020 - 19:54 |
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🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

In reply to by Mark Stanton

If you don’t have pain over the carbon fiber, there can’t be any imperfections in the laminate, so the process of making the body panels takes much longer, which makes it more expensive. If there is paint over the laminate, nobody will care if the weave isn’t 100% straight or doesn’t line up between the panels, but with no paint it has to be perfect.

08/16/2020 - 09:41 |
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The so called “Naked” carbon fibre is produced in exactly the same way as carbon fibre body panels normally are, but needs additional processing by hand. Additionally, only panels with defect free carbon weave are usable for such treatment. More work goes into “Naked carbon fibre, as once in the panel is finished it has to be sanded by hand to remove the thin layer of epoxy sealant on the outside of the panel. This is then buffed and polished by hand.

This not only takes time, but there is a possibility of completely ruining the panel. Sand slightly too much, or off axis with the direction of the fibres and individual fibres may fray or even split. This is why the “Naked” option is so costly. It’s quite likely that for each car with this option there will be several panels ruined in this way.

08/16/2020 - 11:16 |
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If I could, I would. What a machine.

08/17/2020 - 08:33 |
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