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Koenigsegg replaces $3 million Jesko who burned up with hydraulic leak

Koenigsegg replaces  million Jesko who burned up with hydraulic leak

Koenigsegg has been scrambling to address a problem with its multi-million dollar Jesko hypercar after one went up in flames in Greece last month. Now, the Swedish car manufacturer has reportedly discovered the cause of the fire that destroyed the $3 million Jesko and even promised to replace the owner’s broken ride, which had previously been sold out.

The Koenigsegg Jesko caught fire in Greece last month, prompting a stop-drive order for the 28 hypercars the Swedish company has delivered around the world so far. Since then, the automaker has been investigating the possible cause of the fire, which left the burnt remains of the car on the side of the road and thankfully did not injure anyone.

In a post on InstagramThe automaker shared the steps it had taken to determine the cause of the fire, saying it had found no issues with the fuel tank, engine oil or transmission that would raise suspicions. However, a coolant leak on the road could be the key, as the company said on Instagram:

However, there was a line of hydraulic fluid behind the car on the road. Given this, we examined the pressurized hydraulic system, which is the only system that contains this fluid.

When we looked at the car closely, we also saw that a pressurized hydraulic hose at the back of the car was broken. This, combined with the line of hydraulic fluid on the road, clearly indicates that this was the cause of the fire.

We are currently checking the installation of all hydraulic hoses in this area on all production Jeskos and all Jeskos in the field to ensure that the installation is not compromised.

Now that the cause of the fire has been determined, AutoEvolution reports that Koenigsegg is also testing a software patch that can detect future hydraulic problems of the car in the field. This, the site says, will help prevent another Jesko owner from suffering a disaster like this.

a photo of a Jesko hypercar driving on the track.

The record-breaking Jesko in action.
Photo: Koenigsegg

But what about the driver of the Jeskpo that was destroyed? Well, they’re not going to be left without a supercar for much longer than Koenigsegg confirmed that it will provide the owner with a new Jesko, despite all 125 build slots quickly selling out. As the company said:

We are also extremely grateful to the owner of the car in Greece for his continued support and for being able to provide him with a new car so he can continue his Koenigsegg journey.

I think it’s just as much an insane supercar that’s capable of from 0 to 250 mph and back to zero in just 28.27 seconds$3 million also gets you some pretty stellar customer service. Isn’t that nice.