In episode seven of Drive’s “Inside Koenigsegg
” series, company founder Christian Von
Koenigsegg shares his vision of the future internal combustion engine. While
variable valve timing has helped improve the camshaft’s performance, Koenigsegg
believes he has a more elegant solution that will revolutionize engines. Built with
Swedish firm Cargine Engineering, the Free Valve system eliminates the need for a camshaft altogether and the result is a smaller, lighter engine.