The Swedish hyper car maker Koenigsegg is working on something radical to solve its environmental issues.
They are, reportedly, developing a new generation of camless engines which utilizes pneumatic-controlled valves for each cylinder. How it works is incredibly boring to explain, but the results will be a significant cut in fuel consumption.
The idea of a camless engine is not new, but so far there hasn’t been a mass produced system that works properly without glitches. This is a bold move by the company, especially as they’re applying it to that massive twin-turbo V8 engine.
This will also help the engineers to come up with an integrated cylinder deactivation system, further boosting the car’s efficiency.
Koenigsegg is also said to be working on new tricks to go round the rules and use airbag exemption to sell the Agera in the States. They will also be celebrating production of their 100th vehicle at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
via: Car & Driver