The Koenigsegg Jesko, a technological marvel yet to reach customers, is headed for Australia.
Four of the Swedish hypercars are Oz-bound, with all units of the car having been sold out before the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, where the Jesko was revealed, even finished.
Nicholas Batzialas, the man in charge of Koenigsegg’s local presence, was in Geneva for the reveal of the Jesko, and says customers were keen to get in early.
“We took four orders for the new Jesko, which we are extremely delighted with as this cements the brand’s presence in Australia, especially considering 83 of the 125 units were sold prior to Geneva.
“Australia had placed the very first order on November 17, sight unseen by an undisclosed customer.”
Batzialas says the four buyers will have paid somewhere between AUD$6.5 million and AUD$7m for the privilege of owning one of the 941kW V8-powered hypercars, of which only 125 will be built.
He says he is unable to specify a price given the fluctuation of “currency rates and tax/duties implications and depending if customers decide on track version or ‘300’ variant which is more expensive.
“Our first delivery is expected during the third or last quarter of 2020, heralding a new era of hypercars for Australia and New Zealand.
“The rest of the orders will fall in line with timing of deposits for production schedules. We expect them sometime in 2021 and 2022.”
Koenigsegg’s first Australian dealer opened last year, taking up some of the real estate within the established Lorbek Luxury Car dealership in Port Melbourne.
Batzialas says the business’ time in Australia has already been positive, and expects things to pick up gradually as interest builds and Koenigsegg grows its international presence.
“We always believed in the vision of the Koenigsegg brand when we first started this journey late 2016 and are very excited about its future in the Oceanic region.
“The brand has exceeded our expectations and was by far the show stopper of Geneva 2019.”