Koenigsegg Says Camshafts Will Disappear From Production Engines In Ten…

We met Christian von Koenigsegg, the father of Sweden's hypercars, while he was hanging out at Spyker's stand at the Geneva Motor Show. He told us something quite juicy there — that in about 10 years or so, automobile engines won't have camshafts anymore. He's been working on his camless engines for a while. » 3/14/13 2:30pm 3/14/13 2:30pm

The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine Is Camless

The opening and closing movements of the valves in an internal combustion engine have been controlled by camshaft rotation for around 150 years. The cam itself was invented by Al-Jazari in the year 1206 as part of a proto-drum machine. But now, in Koenigsegg's shop as it is in many other labs around the world, the… » 2/22/13 3:42pm 2/22/13 3:42pm