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Old 02-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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I just watched this video and thought I'd share. I've never heard of this technology and it seems pretty awesome. Anyone else have thought's/opinions on this?
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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I have watched that entire series.

I would smuggle my way into Sweden and work as a slave if I could be involved in Koenigsegg's R&D department.

I work for a small machine automation design company that is very tight knit and hands on. To work in that same atmosphere but in the field of hypercars would be my dream.

So who is making a standalone system for this camless system on the 99-00 head? lol.
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Same. That guy and his company are awesome
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Im really glad I watched that, seriously fascinating.
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I have nothing but the highest regard and respect for these guys.
I wish they had an internship program.
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Fascinating
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Taking F1 technology to the streets. I love it!

Truly programmable valves would be a HUGE leap in performance and emissions. Cam designers can only dream of a square lobe shape. I look forward to the day this becomes more mainstream.
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The way the guy pronounces koenigsegg is so cooooool!!
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Seems like it would be very vulnerable to sludge build up in the smaller passages, kind of like the NA HLAs.
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Seeing this sort of thing makes me regret the fact that I threw away an opportunity to work at Fisker several years ago, and pretty much want to kill myself.
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Someone should donate a head to Bogus and see if he could replicate one of those.
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I would love to see how much it would cost for something like that. Clearly it can be retrofitted to other engines. I'm sure it'd be cost prohibitive but I can't help but wonder...It would definitely be fun to play with.
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It's impressive how they seem to have developed a reliable alternative to solenoid activated valves but what kind of compressor load is placed on the engine by this system? I can't imagine that the addition of a compressor for pneumatic driving of the valves is substantially more efficient than a timing belt and mechanical cam. I can easily see their efficiency gains coming from tuning the valve timing / lift / duration though.

The regen braking / accumulator idea sounds pretty cool especially if they are using small n/a engines and could momentarily improve acceleration.

Disclaimer: I may have missed the SAAB air source part, listened to it very quietly.
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yeah I too wonder where they are drawing all the air.

to operate those suckers at 10k rpm has got to require quite the pressure and flow. pump?
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I doubt it is a of of flow at all. I think its implied that they are using an electric compressor like a shop compressor.

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well yeah, but consider a steady state acceleration at ultra high rpm for a long period of time

that's gotta take a lot of air

at least from my complete guess having watched that vid.

the dude obviously knows what he's doing and is 10x smarter than all of us combined
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I need CGI.
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I would smuggle my way into Sweden and work as a slave if I could be involved in Koenigsegg's R&D department.
To become a test driver you just had to win the local Miata series... (just a coincidence of course)
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