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EnthusiastsHow Koenigsegg Made a Better Ford V-8

17:41  15 february  2019
17:41  15 february  2019 Source:   roadandtrack.com

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It is well known that Koenigsegg used the Ford Modular motor in their early years, so it wasn't surprising to find that portions of the new engine resemble modern Ford V - 8 s. The surprise came after digging into the engine and talking with Koenigsegg to see just how much development they had

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How Koenigsegg Made a Better Ford V-8© Máté Petrány/Road&Track The Swedish company's naturally aspirated V-8 has humble beginnings, but has become something extraordinary.

Koenigsegg revealed a 600 horsepower naturally aspirated engine at the Geneva Motor Show last year, but something about it looked very familiar. It is well known that Koenigsegg used the Ford Modular motor in their early years, so it wasn't surprising to find that portions of the new engine resemble modern Ford V-8s.

The surprise came after digging into the engine and talking with Koenigsegg to see just how much development they had done and how little it resembles the Ford engine the company started with. Their first application of the Ford engine was in 2002 in the CC8S, where it was 4.7 liters and supercharged At the time, it made sense to use an existing engine, but Christian von Koenigsegg wasn’t satisfied. He decided to pursue some changes and upgrades.

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EnthusiastsHow Koenigsegg Made a Better Ford V - 8 . 17:41 15 february 2019. It is well known that Koenigsegg used the Ford Modular motor in their early years, so it wasn't surprising to find that portions of the new engine resemble modern Ford V - 8 s. The surprise came after digging into the

Improving the performance of the Modular motor proved to be tricky. Tuning it for high power turned it into an unreliable and dirty engine that had to run on race gas, so they went back to the drawing board. The first redesign resulted in something that was almost entirely new. Koenigsegg started by reinforcing the block and implementing a new crankcase gas recirculation system, followed by all new pistons, connecting rods, and camshafts. The lubrication system was converted to dry sump and the pistons got a new oil cooling system. The main features that really remained from the Ford engine were the 90-degree angle and the bore spacing.

Koenigsegg ended up making so many changes to the block over time that they had to abandon Ford's and start casting their own. They added things like stiffening ribs and chose Grainer & Worrall in the United Kingdom to make the new block out of aluminum. The engineering firm has extensive experience in everything from F1 engine castings to CGI blocks like Ford's EcoBoost V-6.

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The CC8S was the first production car ever made by Koenigsegg . It was the culmination of 8 years development work that started out with Christian von If the mopheads can claim a BAE or AJE is a Mopar then this is a Ford V 8 . It is still a Ford based engine, I see no problem calling it a coyote or voo doo, or what ever

Koenigsegg takes the raw castings from Grainer & Worrall and bores them, installs cylinder liners, and hones them in house. This process is similar to what some race teams do when using OEM engines. For example, when NASCAR teams receive raw casting from their respective OEMs, they then machine and modify them to meet their performance goals.

If you examine the Koenigsegg block, it's apparent that bore spacing and head bolt location are still shared with the Ford. That means a Ford cylinder head could technically still be mounted. However, it likely wouldn’t work out of the box without modifications to the valve train, since Koenigsegg's bottom end is built to rev higher than most of the Ford Modular engines.

How Koenigsegg Made a Better Ford V-8© Máté Petrány/Road&Track The seal can be clearly seen here.

I asked Koenigsegg about the rear main seal cover which originally brought my attention to the similarities that still remain. According to Christian von Koenigsegg himself, the cover is similar but they’ve made modifications, like modifying the seal area, to suit the needs of their upgraded engine. There are a few other items which are noticeably Ford-like on the engine, such as the camshaft position sensor. However, even those sensors only share the mounting style. They have been replaced by units that operate in a different range in order to match the higher RPM of the new engine.

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Ford Bitches? Well that's a improvement. Most of what I know of the Koenigsegg projects came from knowing the engineers and guys back here at the time who were assisting them with their designs and

It is well known that Koenigsegg used the Ford Modular motor in their early years, so it wasn't surprising to find that portions of the new engine resemble modern Ford V - 8 s. The surprise came after digging into the engine and talking with Koenigsegg to see just how much development they had

All of these changes have resulted in an engine that is heavily evolved from the original Ford block. The upgrades have been so drastic that they were able to achieve a novel combustion chamber design that provides for a 35 bar Brake Mean Effective Pressure (BMEP) in certain variants of the engine without having to use race fuel. If you're not familiar, BMEP is a tool that is used to measure how efficient an engine is at making torque at a certain displacement. It's calculated by multiplying torque with a calculation factor and dividing by the displacement. For perspective, a modern turbocharged engine like you might find in a Jetta will have a BMEP value in the 16 to 23 bar range, something like a McLaren P1 is at 24 bar, and an F1 engine might be at 70 bar.

For our McLaren P1 example, we would calculate BMEP by multiplying its 531 lb-ft of torque by the 150.8 calculation factor and dividing by its 232 cubic inch displacement to give us a figure of 345 psi. If we divide that by 14.5 we get a final result of 23.8 bar for the BMEP. In comparison, the Koenigsegg One:1 produces 1,011 lb-ft from its 5.0L twin-turbo engine. Multiplying that by the 150.8 calculation factor and dividing it by its 305 cubic inches of displacement gives us a figure of 500 psi. If we divide by 14.5 we get a final BMEP result of 34.5.

The Koenigsegg Jesko Has 1600 HP and Promises a 300-MPH Top Speed

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Catch up instantly on the best stories happening as they unfold. Wonder if this would fit in a V 8 S80? The V 8 in the S80 is a mostly Ford developed 4.4L.

Koenigsegg only used portions of a Ford V 8 early on, and over time has moved further and further away from sharing components with a Ford motor. When we say that Koenigsegg made drastic changes, we really mean it. Koenigsegg reinforced the block, implemented a new crankcase gas

These figures are impressive not only because they exceed other road car engines by so much, but because they can do it without race gas and can pass emissions. Part of the reason that they were able to make all their engine design choices work is because they designed their own engine computer and have made choices for more granular fuel control, like running two fuel injectors per cylinder.

An interesting side point is that even though they made all these exotic changes to build their engines, the naturally aspirated versions of their motors actually use a very common ignition coil from NGK, the same one as found in the Lexus RC F. Even though they are spending an immense amount of engineering effort on these engines, they know when to choose a commodity product that allows them to focus on the important parts.

How Koenigsegg Made a Better Ford V-8© Máté Petrány/Road&Track How Koenigsegg Made a Better Ford V-8

The amount of shared parts between the Ford Modular engine and the most recent Koenigsegg engines are minimal. The first iteration of the Koenigsegg engine as seen on the CCX shared about 20 to 25 percent of its parts with the Ford engines but the most recent variants have been upgraded so much that they only share about five percent. Examining the parts shows that just about every part is unique. Although there are similar engines in the Ford performance catalog, there is no way to replicate something even close to the Koenigsegg engine with off-the-shelf parts.

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The Agera RS features Koenigsegg ’s 90-degree, twin-turbocharged V 8 engine that produces It had to be a good base that we could revamp into something more exiting and powerful. We had to figure out how to design and build many of the components and systems ourselves to make the engine work.

Koenigsegg CCR V 8 . For 2018, Ford made revisions to the Coyote equipped in the Mustang GT- most notably the addition of high-pressure direct injection (in addition to the existing port injection Unlike the Coyote, as well as previous Modular V 8 s, the Voodoo features a flat plane crankshaft.

They been able to offer multiple variants of their engine including naturally aspirated versions that are a little less complex then their twin-turbocharged counterparts. The Koenigsegg 5.0L naturally aspirated engine shows just how far they’ve come in development. They are now able to build an engine that produces 600 horsepower at 8000 RPM. That figure is 50 more than the supercharged 5.4L that Ford used in the 2004-2006 GT. Ford’s own iteration of that V-8 that also displaces five-liters only makes a maximum of 480 horsepower. The exotic flat plane crank 5.2 liter Voodoo engine in the GT350 and GT350R also falls short, even though it makes a healthy 526 horsepower.

One thing that appears to have stayed the same through the years is the bellhousing bolt pattern. If someone were able to get their hands on any of these Koenigsegg engines and controllers they could theoretically swap them into something like a 2004-2006 Ford GT.

Imagine how that engine would feel connected to a manual gearbox in that supercar? It'd be magic.

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