Koenigsegg Is Interested in Racing the Jesko at Le Mans


Koenigsegg Jesko

The Company Eyes the Hypercar Class

Christian Von Koenigsegg is the man behind the car company that bears his name. The company makes some of the fastest and most extreme cars on the planet. Back in the early 2000s, the company planned to race in FIA World Endurance Championship. This includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The rules of the LMP1 class excluded the car the company had at that point. Now, with the new hypercar class, it seems Koenigsegg is back in the list of possibilities. 

It also seems that the company is actually interested in racing. The company’s CEO recently spoke with Road and Track and expressed interest in racing. 

We would love to go racing if there’s an opportunity. Because for the first time ever, there’s a category that’s geared towards our type of car. To race in the last ten years, after GT1 was gone, against 911s and 458s, would have been crazy, with a car costing ten times as much, being bogged down by balance of performance. But now, it can make sense again, and it’s extremely interesting.

Koenigsegg went on to say that he has many potential sponsors, so it might not cost his company all that much money. He did say that the company would likely work with a current racing team and not do everything from the factory. That would reduce the strain on the company considerably. If the company does try out racing, it will be with a race-spec version of the new Jesko. That car was rendered, but not yet produced. Time will tell if it actually comes to fruition.