The Mazda Miata Using Koenigsegg Tech Is Up And Running

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This is an astonishing achievement.

When the news dropped that the Koenigsegg Gemera would feature an engine without any camshafts, the internet went wild taking apart how this exciting new technology, dubbed "Freevalve", would work. As it turns out, and as with many technological advances, the basic concept is rather simple, relatively speaking. It's simple enough that one car enthusiast decided to modify his Mazda MX-5 Miata to accept the tech, and now he's progressed to the proof-of-concept stage and has shown a rudimentary design being implemented on his car. The bottom line is that it can be adapted to work on just about any car, and apparently, you don't have to be a tech genius to make it work.

Wesley Kagan/YouTube
Wesley Kagan/YouTube
Wesley Kagan/YouTube

We first heard about Wesley Kagan's project in December last year, and in a relatively short amount of time, he's taken it from a completely new and unheard-of technology to something that can actually work on a regular car. As the video makes mention of a few times, it hasn't been an easy road to travel. Countless revisions and tuning updates and code adjustments have been needed to get to this stage, and Kagan isn't done yet. He intends to continue refining his setup and making it better, which is probably a good idea since the car can only run for about eight minutes with his current portable air compressor.

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Wesley Kagan/YouTube
Wesley Kagan/YouTube

Despite this being a highly labor-intensive project, Kagan is promising to upload his CAD designs and lines of code. Why is he being so generous with his research? Well, Kagan says he's excited by the possibilities that the Freevalve tech could have, and he also admits that he is not the most talented software engineer around. The idea is that, if enough people get exposed to this tech, it can be further refined by DIY enthusiasts like him, thus bringing hypercar technology to the masses. It's a noble stance to take, and we hope that many more follow his example. After all, who wouldn't want a car that shares engine components with a Koenigsegg?

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