Who knew the Swedes knew their stuff about automotive manufacturing and innovation? Seriously. This one dude could give Japan and even a certain figure in the U.S. auto industry manufacturing BMWs a run for the money. We’re, of course, talking about Mr. Christian Erland Harald Von Koenigsegg. We’ll just call him Christian Von Koenigsegg (or CVK) for short, given the name’s longer than a mile.
The History and Innovation of Christian Von Koenigsegg
You have to give some props to a little toddler Christian Von Koenigsegg at the age of five for having the dream to build the perfect sports car after watching a little-known Norwegian animated movie called Flåklypa Grand Prix. Fast forward to 1994, and you have that same toddler-turned-innovator launching what was called the “Koenigsegg project” where a prototype was designed to build the foundation where the current company Koenigsegg Automotive AB currently sits.
That was just the beginning, though. The reason why Christian Von Koenigsegg rests as one of many influences in today’s auto industry is the fact that he’s propelled standards of creativity in the market unlike other manufacturers have ever seen — such as triple suspension technology, a rear suspension system designed for models of Christian Von Koenigsegg allowing for straight-line speed and maximum comfort. Think of a car that hardly ever moves up and down with the motion of an imperfect road, and you have this idea of triple suspension.
Additionally, Christian Von Koenigsegg came up with free valve technology, utilizing electronics and air pressure to time the intake and exhaust valves, a more efficient system than the traditional camshafts we see in cars today. What does this mean? Engines run more efficiently, reducing weight and size. Each cylinder, in fact, could be controlled independently for more comprehensive combustion. In other words: we’re talking cost-efficiency, convenience, and long-lasting power. Less maintenance costs, better longevity.
Now that’s something us auto buyers look for when selecting a vehicle, don’t you think?
The Support for a New Automotive Horizon Is Truly There
It’ll only be a matter of time before we see all manufacturers go the way of Christian Von Koenigsegg. CVK’s glory.