By Collin Woodard, Jan 8, 2016
Christian von Koenigsegg is best known for building world-beating supercars, but he's also big into powertrain innovations.
Other than the crazy hybrid-drive system he developed for the Koenigsegg Regera that allows it to run without a transmission, he's also been working for years on something with the potential to be much more groundbreaking–a camless engine.
Called the Freevalve engine, it does without a camshaft and instead relies on electronically controlled pneumatic actuators and springs to individually open and close each valve.
Theoretically, it would significantly increase power, torque, and fuel economy, which sounds like a pretty good deal. But how long it will take to be production ready is still up in the air.
Look at How Koenigsegg's Wild Freevalve Engine Runs Without Camshafts
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