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Koenigsegg Issues Do-Not-Drive Order After Jesko turned into ashes

23 Jun 2024
  • What were the potential causes of the fire that destroyed a Koenigsegg Jesko during the Six2Six Europe Tour, and how is Koenigsegg responding to the incident?

In a stunning turn of events, Koenigsegg has issued a do-not-drive order for its Jesko hypercar following a devastating fire that completely destroyed one of the vehicles in Greece. This incident, which fortunately resulted in no injuries, has raised significant concerns about the safety of the multi-million-dollar hypercar.

The Incident

The Incident

The fiery accident occurred on the morning of June 15 during the Six2Six Europe Tour, an event featuring over 70 supercars traveling from Athens to Monaco. The Jesko in question had been delivered to its owner just a few weeks before the rally and had clocked just over 100 miles. The fire broke out near the city of Marousi, mere minutes after the car departed from a hotel.

Reports from Autoblog.gr indicate that the Jesko was being driven at slow speeds when the fire ignited, engulfing the vehicle in flames. By the time the fire was extinguished, the car was reduced to an unrecognizable husk, with the wheels being the only identifiable parts left.

While initial reports suggested the car was moving slowly when the fire began, Koenigsegg's communication with Jesko owners paints a different picture. According to a message from the automaker, witnesses observed the Jesko being driven aggressively just before the fire started. Additionally, the incident occurred on a day with temperatures nearing 100 degrees Fahrenheit, though it's unclear if the heat contributed to the fire.

In response to the incident, Koenigsegg has asked all Jesko owners to refrain from driving their cars until the cause of the fire can be determined. This precautionary measure is critical, given the substantial investment and rarity of these hypercars. With only 125 Jeskos planned for production, any potential safety issue is a major concern for both the manufacturer and the owners.

Koenigsegg engineers are undoubtedly working diligently to investigate the cause of the fire. The company has a reputation for meticulous engineering and innovation, making this incident a significant anomaly. Whether the fire resulted from a mechanical failure, an external factor, or a combination of elements remains to be seen.

The loss of a Jesko, one of the most advanced hypercars in the world, is a significant blow to the brand. Known for its 1,600-horsepower engine and cutting-edge technology, the Jesko represents the pinnacle of automotive performance and engineering. This incident underscores the inherent risks associated with pushing the boundaries of car design and performance.

As Koenigsegg works to uncover the cause of the fire, the automotive world will be watching closely. The outcome of this investigation could have far-reaching implications for the company and its future projects. Ensuring the safety and reliability of their vehicles is paramount, particularly for a brand synonymous with excellence and exclusivity.

For now, Jesko owners must wait for further instructions and hope that this incident is a one-off anomaly. The findings from Koenigsegg's investigation will be crucial in determining the next steps and ensuring that such a catastrophic failure does not occur again.

In the high-stakes world of hypercars, even a single incident can have significant repercussions. Koenigsegg's prompt response and commitment to uncovering the truth are critical in maintaining the trust and confidence of their customers and the automotive community at large.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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