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Koenigsegg tells Jesko owners to stop driving after $3 million car burns

Koenigsegg tells Jesko owners to stop driving after $3 million car burns



Man, don’t you hate it when your $3 million hypercar catches on fire? Me, too, though my most expensive car is only a fraction of a percent of the costs associated with the Koenigsegg Jesko, which recently saw a stop-drive order from its maker. One of the super-rare cars caught fire during a recent drive in Greece, raising questions among owners.

A Greek Jesko owner recently discovered that their multimillion-dollar car isn’t invincible. On June 15, the car caught fire at an event called “6to6 Europe Tour 2024.” The drive saw many limited-production cars, but the Jesko was a unicorn among them. It was one of just a handful of production units delivered by the company, and news of the fire raced like, well, fire, through the Koenigsegg community.

The 1,600-horsepower car delivers astonishing performance numbers, starting with its 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds. Additionally,  the car’s low 3,000-pound curb weight makes the Jesko a significant upgrade over its contemporaries.