We all the time tune in when Christian von Koenigsegg steps in entrance of the digicam for an additional tour of his automobile firm’s new expertise and services. He is clearly captivated with what’s being designed and inbuilt Angelholm, Sweden, however not overly so (not in his movies, at the very least), he is talks about expertise in easy phrases, and, better of all, the stuff popping out of these manufacturing unit machines shouldn’t be solely progressive, it is lovely. The fearless chief checks all of the containers once more with this fast have a look at the brand new transmission and twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 block going within the two-seater Jesko and out there for the four-seater Gemera.
A fast refresher on the LSTT, or Gentle Pace Tourbillon Transmission. Throughout Gemera growth, engineers puzzled if the Gemera might match the TTV8 and Gentle Pace Transmission (LST) from the Jesko into an engine bay designed for the Tiny Pleasant Big (TFG) three-cylinder engine and Direct Drive transmission from the Koenigsegg Regera. The engineers answered that query within the affirmative with what’s now known as the LSTT, the addition of “tourbillon” referring to a mechanical characteristic that makes a wristwatch extra correct. On prime of giving the Gemera an enormous enhance in out there output, transforming the LST for its new employment made it smaller, lighter, and higher. It is tremendous compact type suits 9 gears and weighs simply 198 kilos together with the connected starter motor; the eight-speed dual-clutch Tremec TR-9090 for the Chevrolet Corvette weighs 307 kilos empty in its lightest configuration.
A tour of the 5.0-liter V8’s rotating meeting reveals Koenigsegg would not skimp on paintings. The ceramic coating on the highest surfaces of the cast pistons is etched with the Koenigsegg brand, the connecting rods are etched with the Koenigsegg title, as are the anodized timing chain guides. Christian says your entire engine is “beneath 200 kilos,” or 441 kilos. That is not far off the 445-pound weight of Ford’s Gen 3 5.0-liter V8, however the Koenigsegg carries two turbos and their ancillaries. He additionally reveals off bits just like the 3D-printed thermostat, consumption plenum, and Inconel exhaust manifold, all of it artwork.
After that, a visit to the dyno to see what the motor can do on E85 and on our personal 91 octane. In the event you like mechanical bits and what they’ll do when value is not any object, you need to have a watch.