Koenigsegg Will Soon Introduce a Camshaft-less Engine!

Modified On Mar 12, 2015 07:26 PM By Raunak

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Koenigsegg wants to develop an engine which does feature a camshaft, how on earth is this possible? Well, Mr Christian Von Koenigsegg has been working on this for like 14 years and guess what - for a company which recently introduced the Regera (2015 Geneva Motor Show) doing 0-400 kmph in 20 seconds - everything seems possible.

Koenigsegg Will Soon Introduce a Camshaft-less Engine!

Top gear reports that the Mr Koenigsegg told them that the company is going to introduce a camshaft-less engine "Definitely within the next couple of years”. He also adds that, the company is working with couple of large OEMs for this tech and a team of eight people have been working on it full time for the last few years.. He did not add much on how this will work out but he said - “The way I see it, if you view the engine as a piano, and the valves as keys, with a camshaft, you're playing the piano with a broomstick,” spoken to Top Gear at the 85th Swiss show.

“The reason you have a four-valve cylinder head instead of a two-valve is so it can breathe freely on high rpm for more power, but that's counteracting your efforts at low rpm, because you get less speed through bigger ports and less turbulence and poorer distribution.”

“The first thing is to shut off two valves,” adding further. “Then if you get rid of the throttle body - because you can throttle with the valves - you can open them a little or a lot, you get better response than butterflies on an intake tract, because you're in the combustion engine. Thirdly you can shut off cylinders completely like Audi is doing, but you don't have to choose just two to do it. And fourth, you can have any valve timing you want - a diesel-like character, or an F1-type character because you have no restriction whatsoever in cam profile.”

Source: Top Gear

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