Anyone with a basic understanding of how engines work is bound to be impressed by von Koenigsegg's latest, a camshaft-free design.With a conventional engine, the valves are driven by cams that are necessarily egg-shaped, with each cam driving its attendant valve stem into its deepest extension at the pointiest part of the egg as the cam rotates on the camshaft.Environmentalists hate it because it's dirty, and while some engineers pursue alternate energy forms, there are still plenty of smart people tweaking the internal combustion engine to make it less dirty, more efficient, and more powerful.One person in the latter category is Christian von Koenigsegg, the rather brilliant inventor behind the Swedish supercar skunkworks that bears his name.For a complete listing of photographs held by SPRI from this expedition please click on the link below.
On this expedition the ship sailed to Antarctica three times.
Simple physics dictate this be a gradual process; because of the egg shape the valve gradually opens, maxes out, and gradually closes.
If a cam was shaped like an off-center square, for instance, the valve stem would break on the corners.
At around the same time, he also updated his Facebook status to say life was "just too difficult", and that he was going to kill himself. It's not like my life is bad at all, it's actually really good. At p.m., the images show that Jannus stepped out of the shot, and at this point he posted another message to Flashback. The next series of images show him walking back to the cable and hooking it around his neck.
He slumps to the floor, and his body begins shaking while his head and arms turn dark purple until he stops moving.