July 25, 2024
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Koenigsegg Instructs 28 Jesko Owners to Cease Driving the $3 Million Hypercar

You can’t park there.
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After affluent individuals were frustrated to discover that they were no longer able to drive their Porsche Carrera GTs earlier this year, it’s now the billionaires’ turn to remain stationary as Koenigsegg has issued a cease-driving directive on its Jesko hypercar following an incident of fire in Greece.

A Koenigsegg Jesko Attack “Nür Edition’’ allegedly caught fire over the weekend in Greece, a nation currently experiencing a scorching heatwave with temperatures soaring to 109 degrees. The vehicle was completely destroyed, leaving only a charred frame after the fire and a dissatisfied (but unharmed) owner.

The incident evidently worried the Swedish automaker behind the high-performance hypercar, leading to a halt in driving all the Jeskos they have delivered so far, Autoblog reports. Fortunately, the number of affected drivers is minimal:

Although the Jesko ownership group is extremely small, the automaker has instructed all 28 units shipped to stop driving. “As a precautionary measure, we urge all Jesko owners and drivers to refrain from driving their vehicles until we have further information about the situation,” stated the automaker.

Koenigsegg is currently unaware of the cause of the fires, but the occupants of the vehicle in the incident were able to escape safely. The Jesko’s price tag exceeds that of even the most exclusive hypercars by $1 million or more, making the loss of one difficult to bear, even for those who can afford it.

Prior to the fire, the Jesko that caught fire was participating in a luxurious rally in Greece, The Drive reports. The combination of relatively low speeds on country lanes, the Jesko’s 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, and temperatures exceeding 100 degrees created a dangerous situation. As of now, no other Jesko owners have reported any incidents of spontaneous combustion with their vehicles.

FAQ

Q: What caused the fire in the Koenigsegg Jesko?

A: The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and Koenigsegg is investigating the incident.

Q: Are all Jesko owners affected by the stop-drive order?

A: Yes, Koenigsegg has issued a stop-drive order for all 28 Jesko units that have been delivered.

Conclusion

Despite the unfortunate incident involving a Koenigsegg Jesko catching fire in Greece, the automaker has taken proactive measures to ensure the safety of all owners by implementing a stop-drive order. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and Jesko owners are urged to refrain from driving their vehicles until further information is available.

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