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Future “Free Valve technology” already running in a Saab 9-5 test mule

Saab 9-5 Test Mule

This is Episode 7 of /Drive TV Documentary “Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

Inside Koenigsegg provides for the first time, a look behind the scenes at Koenigsegg and examine how innovation within the highest echelon of sports car manufacturers will affect the broader automotive world. Company founder and principal, Christian Von Koenigsegg, hosts this nine-part series, which was produced at Koenigsegg headquarters in Angelholm, Sweden.

Free Valve technology

Free Valve technology

In the seventh episode, Christian Von Koenigsegg and Urban Carlson demonstrate their Free Valve technology that does not require a camshaft to run.

Christian von Koenigsegg: “A GM engineer said we’d never have an engine without a camshaft a few years ago. We were driving in a car without a camshaft at the time, so he must have been wrong.”


This engineering is being pioneered by Koenigsegg for future use, but is already running in a Saab 9-5 test mule.

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