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

How To Paint A Million-Dollar Car

What's the difference between an Earl Scheib-esque econo paint job and that of a seven-figure, carbon-fiber hypercar? That "orange peel" look, for one, and also the thickness of the clearcoat. That, and around 200 hours of polishing. » 1/22/13 4:20pm 1/22/13 4:20pm

Behind The Scenes At The World’s Most Innovative Supercar Maker

The most innovative supercar company in the world operates out of an old fighter jet base and is run by a straight-up Bond villain. Drive's new YouTube show goes inside the factory at Koenigsegg and we are seriously excited. » 1/02/13 12:40pm 1/02/13 12:40pm

Christian Von Koenigsegg's Factory Is A Nerd's Wonderland Of Speed

Christian Von Koenigsegg once told Swedish online magazine Nyheter 24 that he invested all of his family's money in the car company he started at age 22 in Angleholm, working eight years without a salary and seven at a paltry sum. Such is the life of an über nerd with a dream. » 6/06/12 3:45pm 6/06/12 3:45pm

Mr. Koenigsegg, Is It Really Called The Top Gear Wing?

Right after he showed us his new take on Scandinavian mayhem, Christian von Koenigsegg stopped by for a little chat. We had to know: Is his supercar's rear wing really named after Jezza and the boys? » 3/02/10 7:15am 3/02/10 7:15am