Inside Koenigsegg Part 2: Suspension [video]
As we told you last week, there’s a new show on the DRIVE Network called “Inside Koenigsegg“. In it, the founder/CEO/wizard Christian von Koenigsegg leads you around the factory, explaining the various intricate parts that add up to one of the best cars ever made. This car is not just about speed; it’s filled with creative solutions in packaging, weight, strength, and stability. Think it’s easy to make a compartment in the nose to hold the roof? A Ford GT can barely hold a pack of gum up front.
In this week’s episode, Christian is talking about suspension. After watching it, my sole, befuddled thought was, “Christian von Koenigsegg is a fucking genius.”
He and his team aren’t just making cars, they’re building 270MPH R&D labs. Each car is made with a new technology or idea that they have developed. For example, this week he explains the Agera R’s Triplex suspension, which has a 3rd anti-roll bar. This system, which sounds like it was named after a golf ball, makes the car more comfortable on the road while reducing squat when you mat it and launch to the nearest moon. (It also creates lengthy discussions on reddit) Once he explains it, it makes so much sense. But to imagine, develop, and perfect is something I find impressive. I watched this video with a new appreciation for these hyper cars. They aren’t just taking existing methods and parts and building pretty things that go fast, they’re pushing the envelope of how cars work by materializing new ideas. Make the jump to watch his clear and concise explanation. I promise you you won’t regret it. And should there be any engineers watching, please chime in with your take on this idea.
Source: DRIVE Network