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Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is the fastest car the Swedish company has ever produced

The car has tremendous speed and downforce ... and a removable roof!

Photo courtesy of Koenigsegg

It's be touted as a near perfect combination of the things buyers are seeking from a Koenigsegg - comfort, style, and speed. The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is the fastest car the Swedish automaker as ever produced and it's also an incredibly competent daily driver.

Precision crafting of the Jesko Absolut's exterior to minimize road noise and drag has made the model more aerodynamic than its predecessor the Koenigsegg Jesko. Its 1600 brake horsepower combines with the aerodynamics to make the Jesko Absolut the fastest car Koenigsegg has ever made.

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

Photo courtesy of Koenigesgg


Stylistically it's differences don't end there. It has an extended hood, cover rear wheels, lowered ride height, removed front wheel louvres, and a closed air duct in its front hood.

"The Jesko Absolut with its shockingly low drag coefficient of 0.278 Cd, combined with its high-speed stability optimized aero features, daily drive friendly characteristics, and luggage space, make the Jesko Absolut a land-based rocket ship determined to reach unheard-of speed in record-setting pace," said Christian vann Koenigsegg, CEO of Koenigsegg.

Unlike other supercars, the Jesko Absolut doesn't have a rear spoiler. Instead, there are two fins that take their design inspiration from an F-15 fighter jet.

Powering the model is a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that is fitted with a 18-degree crankshaft that allows the 8,500-rpm rev limit. The engine is paired with a nine-speed Light Speed Transmission that allows drivers to switch from gear to gear, without the necessity of following any traditional order structure.

Drivers can choose the remove and store the roof of the car, which decreases the downforce of the car, making it more friendly as a daily driver.

The car has a 1:1 power to weight ratio.

Pricing for the model hasn't been announced but it's likely to cost upward of $3 million, like the Jesko.

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2022 Infiniti Q50 gets more standard tech

The car sees new tech and interior features for 2022.

Infiniti

The Infiniti Q50 is an aging but still-stylish sedan that offers value and power, but it hasn't quite kept pace with the crop of more engaging premium European cars. However, it's still worth a look, and to press that point further, Infiniti has updated the car for 2022 with a healthy list of standard features.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Exterior styling has not changed for 2022.Infiniti

Headline updates for the 2022 Q50 are wireless Apple CarPlay and newly standard Bose Performance Series Audio. There's now leather for every trim, but in the ways that count, the car is the same as the one we saw last year, the year before, and so on.

That's not to say that the car is bad. After all, it still offers a 300-horsepower twin-turbo V6 as standard and can be upgraded with a 400-horsepower version of the engine. And, despite its aging exterior styling, it's still a handsome car with smooth, sculpted bodywork. The seven-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive remain in place.

2022 Infiniti Q50 All-wheel drive is available for all models.Infiniti

Pricing for the 2022 Infiniti Q50 starts at $43,125, which includes a $1,025 destination fee. The car gets standard wireless Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, and Bose Performance Audio. All-wheel drive is available for a $2,000 upcharge.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Wireless Apple CarPlay and Bose audio are standard.Infiniti

The mid-range Q50 Sensory starts at $48,825, and comes with 19-inch wheels, black open-pore wood interior accents, navigation, and an air purifier system. Stepping up to the top Q50 Red Sport 400 will run $56,975, and brings the more powerful V6 engine, semi-aniline leather upholstery, and Dynamic Digital Suspension, which adjusts damping settings depending on road conditions and driving style.

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The Navigator gets several updates for 2022, including new styling and tech.

Lincoln

The Lincoln Navigator was one of the first ultra-luxury SUVs when it launched over two decades ago, which helped kickstart the big-vehicle craze that still rages on today. Lincoln has continued improving the Navigator over the years to the point that it's now a rolling showcase of the latest and most impressive tech, staggering luxury features, and actual utility vehicle functionality. The vehicle was last fully overhauled in 2018, but the 2022 model picks up revised style, even more premium features, and new themes for the range-topping Navigator Black Label model.


2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label is Lincoln's top trim offering, and is available in several of its vehicles. Lincoln


Lincoln introduced two new themes as part of the Navigator's Black Label offering for 2022. The Central Park theme features dark walnut open-pore wood trim, luxury leather in an exclusive Urban Green color, and an available Black Label-exclusive Manhattan Green Metallic paint color. The Invitation theme brings open-pore Khaya wood, Venetian luxury black leather, special interior lighting elements, and brandy-colored stitching. Both themes feature laser etching and other intricate detail work inside the vheicle.


2022 Lincoln Navigator The Navigator Black Label is offered with two new themes: Central Park and Invitation.Lincoln


Black Label launched in 2014 and is Lincoln's top-end end model offering. It's available in the Nautilus, Aviator, and Navigator, and brings several vehicle features and auxiliary services to Lincoln owners. Black Label vehicle features and services include:

  • Concierge access: The Lincoln concierge can schedule service or cleaning, answer vehicle questions, and help schedule dinners or other experiences. Black Label owners also get a complimentary dinner for two, which can be scheduled through the concierge.
  • Special airport and rental car services: Lincoln partnered with Avis to provide guaranteed rental car access, an exclusive and dedicated phone line for Black Label owners, and free rentals at select airports. Owners also get a membership to CLEAR, which offers expedited airport security passage and other perks.
  • Extended complimentary maintenance plan: Black Label owners receive four years of free maintenance. If the owner lives within 50 miles of a dealer, they will pick up and deliver the vehicle so that the owner does not need to leave home. Free car washes and annual detailing are also part of the deal.

We don't have pricing details for the 2022 Navigator yet, but we expect its price tag to be similar to that of the 2021 Black Label model, which started at around $100,000 after destination. Lincoln says that it will release more information closer to the Navigator's expected on-sale date early in 2022.


2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label models feature a staggering level of attention to detail.Lincoln

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