According to a now-deleted Tweet from the official Forza Horizon 4 account, Swedish marque Koenigsegg’s latest hypercar is heading to the game — and soon.
The social media post appeared for the briefest of moments yesterday, but it was long enough for several Twitter users to spot the notification. It vanished again pretty soon after, though a few people were able to grab screenshots:
As you can tell from the interesting choice of illustration, this rather looks like a post that Playground Games’s social media consultancy, Sprinklr, intended to schedule but instead accidentally published. However, the key information remains: the Koenigsegg Jesko is coming to FH4.
If you’re not familiar with the Jesko, you should be. After all the company’s founder, Christian von Koenigsegg, chose to name this particular car after his own father, so it’s a pretty big deal.
Koenigsegg intends the Jesko to be an extreme track toy, with revisions to the suspension and braking system, and a focus on downforce. In addition to the regular Jesko, there’s also an “Absolut” model which does away with that giant rear wing in order to hit the highest top speed it can.
Thanks to more than 1,280hp under the rear cover — or 1,603hp on E85 fuel — that top speed is thought to be around 300mph, making it faster than its Agera RS sibling. That should come in handy for FH4’s speed traps.
This is actually the second time that the Jesko name has appeared in connection with Forza. In June 2019, Turn 10 studio head Dan Greenawalt Tweeted “welcome to Turn 10”, along with some images of the Jesko. At the time it seemed likely that the Jesko would arrive in the next Forza Motorsport title, but now it looks like Horizon will get it first — with the rebooted Forza Motorsport a long way from completion.
As for when the Jesko will arrive, the now-deleted message quite clearly states “next month”. However, while the Tweet appeared in November, it clearly wasn’t intended to public consumption just yet. That probably means we’ll see the car in January and Series 31.
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