The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine – /Inside Koenigsegg

Episode 7 of 9, The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

Inside Koenigsegg provides for the first time, a look behind the scenes at Koenigsegg and examine how innovation within the highest echelon of sports car manufacturers will affect the broader automotive world. Company founder and principal, Christian Von Koenigsegg, hosts this nine-part series, which was produced at Koenigsegg headquarters in Angelholm, Sweden.

In the seventh episode, Christian Von Koenigsegg and Urban Carlson demonstrate their Free Valve technology that does not require a camshaft to run. This engineering is being pioneered by Koenigsegg for future use, but is already running in a Saab 9-5 test mule.


Walter Palmer says:

Lose the music………

Dicks X McIronCocke says:

Please let me buy those valves, I’ll design my own head :<

Killertomato84 says:

this right here is my porn. hnnnggg

abz124816 says:

If you are that confident about your camless vale design, what don’t you put it on your super car?

Shark Bait says:

I think that too many people believe that the internal combustion engine is “lost in time”, that it won’t get any better, and we’ve had it too long. Well just look at this innovation. It wasn’t until the 1970s until people started caring about efficiency. Experts commonly say that more has happened in terms of innovation in the last 10 years than for the past 100 years. Now we have 4 cylinder engines producing more power than V8s of the 1970s while being insanely more efficient. And this stage of development of the ICE has only just begun.

The internal combustion engine itself isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, folks. Don’t listen to the naysayers.

Husairi Metusain says:

Am I the only one that expect him to start the engine..!!!

BlueonGoldZ says:

To be honest, I am surprised it has taken this long for this idea to come into even prototype-level production. With the advent of high-speed digital computers and modern pneumatics, this should’ve been available at least 10 years ago.

Rafael Valente says:

What music is that starting on 6:45 ? Great Tune!

Axel Official says:

no camshaft means no timing belt which equals to an automatic gain in hp, torque, and fuel without even touching anything else. Also you are no longer restricted to just one cam mapping now you can map your valves how ever you want , all you need is to download a new map and your set. Lets not forget about engine rev “rpm” which is all limited due to valves spring, up to a point that it is cause when you exceed X amount of HP better internal parts are required. but rev limiter can be raise by at least 15% and still make power. OMG this stuff makes me feel so excited , i don’t know why but i love innovations. well thanx for the video i hope we adapt this to cars 🙂

Jack Frost says:


Matthew Irizarry says:

This technology should be in every car. What an incredible revolution in design… Smaller, simpler, more efficient, more dynamic.

The Regera is a masterpiece of engineering.

harley bowers says:

like see Saab been driving round on test track

Lysergic Casserole says:

Imagine a sports saloon from koenigsegg??

Andre F says:

Christian is the man the internal combustion engine needs and deserves to save it. It would be a shame to see such an amazing piece of technical ingenuity be made obsolete by the electric motor. Go on Christian, give them hell!

Brother Mark says:


TTP JFK says:

from where does he receive his funding for making such technologies?

Josh Goode says:

Honestly got to say he has to be the smartest man in the world of engineering.

Walter Palmer says:

I suddenly feel pretty stupid and an underachiever watching Christian.

srinitaaigaura says:

if an 8 cylinder engine shuts down fuel flow and air to 6 cylinders and becomes 2 cylinders, can it disable engine braking and consume 1/4th the amount of fuel (or a bit more than that?).

Say the driver’s accelerator pedal controls the torque output, the engine would figure out what’s the best way to deliver it – how many cylinders to use or how much fuel to supply. Can you do that with this?

Can you take a turbocharged engine and give it a 14:1 compression ratio or run it as rich or lean as you like? Now only NA engines go that far.

Also, can Freevalve be used to ensure that if the engine needs only 50HP to cruise at say 60 mph, then the valves ensure that only 50HP worth of fuel gets burnt by the engine? That would give even very powerful engines some insane fuel efficiency numbers in everyday driving!

allard jr says:

I think Christian doesn’t need to tell so much about the engine, because maybe other car manufacturers can steal his ideas or copy them.

Christopher Li-Reid says:

un fricking real! good on them.

Kaushik Bala says:

True visionary…..

tweakradje says:

F1 technology. Been around for a while. Nice to see it in street car. Better combine it with F1’s Turbulent Jet Ignition too. The French PSA group dropped the compressed air project called Air Hybrid. Don’t know the reason.

Mallikharjun Putrevu says:

4:08 motorcycle revving 15,000 rpm. Man, I don’t want to be any other guy who just points out some random thing and get dissed off in the end. The video is amazing & very informative! Is it really 15,000 rpm?

incognito 82 says:

You need to get some better people to market this, freevalve is a game changer

m3h says:

does he have eyebrows

Slim Zrig says:

great christian.då kan du vara glad

Bruce Lee says:

He doesn’t have eyebrows. Let that sink in

Kevin Leamon says:

Mix audio

ManWithBeard1990 says:

Best thing about the air tank is, assuming it’s not stored at the high temperature of adiabatic compression, the air can be heated again using exhaust gas to increase its energy content, when it’s being used again in the engine.

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