How Koenigsegg's Tiny Engine Makes 600 Horsepower - Only 3 Cylinders!

The Koenigsegg Gemera Has The World's Most Powerful 3-Cylinder Engine
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The Koenigsegg Gemera is an incredibly complex vehicle. At the rear wheels are two electric motors, each rated for 500 horsepower and 1000 newton meters of torque, and they each have a single-speed gearbox before sending power to the rear wheels independently.

Sandwiched between the motors is the Tiny Friendly Giant or TFG, a 3-cylinder longitudinally placed engine. It's good for 600 horsepower and 600 newton meters of torque, and mounted to the end of its crankshaft is another electric motor, good for an additional 400 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.

Total system output is about 1700 horsepower, as the battery has limits to how much power it can supply, and motors and engines make peak power at different times.

The engine and third motor actually send power to the front wheels exclusively, so this is Koenigsegg’s first AWD model. Power is sent through a carbon fiber torque tube, then passes through a torque converter, then through a simple ring and pinion to split power between the front wheels. On each side of the ring and pinion are wet multi-plate clutches, so either front axle can be completely locked up or detached, allowing for torque vectoring.

With independent rear motors, the rear also has torque vectoring, and each motor also has a wet clutch to detach completely, meaning for highway cruising it can operate as FWD only for optimal efficiency. All wheel drive. All wheel steering. All wheel torque vectoring. Powering all of the electric motors is a 16.6 kWh, 800V battery pack. The pack is good for 50 kilometers or 31 miles of electric only range, and can be charged using the engine, or through regenerative braking. Total combined range is 1000 kilometers, or about 620 miles. Enjoy the video for the full details of this very cool engine!

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  • Engineering Explained
    Engineering ExplainedΠριν χρόνο

    *CORRECTION!* The individual cylinder volume for TFG is 666.7cc, NOT 66.67cc as shown in the video. Same for the V8, 625cc, not 62.50cc. Oops! 🤦‍♂️Hope everyone's staying safe & social distancing!

  • Paul Chapman

    Paul Chapman

    Πριν ημέρα

    Correction - free valves are electronically actuated not pneumatic

  • Proinseas O'Kiellig

    Proinseas O'Kiellig

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    It's pronounced Jemera, with a J...

  • Johan Hemblom

    Johan Hemblom

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Have you every thought about sending a job application to the egg machinery?

  • rmkscrambler


    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    So what your saying is you posted in deci meters instead of centi meters. Hey it's the metric system misplaced decimals are the norm.;)

  • powner250


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Sad you didn't talk about the potential ability of the tfg to run two stroke at lower rpms!

  • -*KGB*-
    -*KGB*-Πριν 11 λεπτά

    i hope the walls dont blow

  • krp 2793
    krp 2793Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I just can't help but get the feeling that the engine in this car is a really expensive grenade. I guess longevity isn't really what a super car is about but I wonder what the service intervals are like.

  • Mark Robby
    Mark RobbyΠριν 2 ημέρες

    I thought the US govt say socialism is bad for economy? But why Sweden, a tiny Nation of about 11 millions population is so ADVANCED in technology, especially with this Koenigsegg? Saab also that make car and fighter jet is from Sweden. You driving on European international roads, you see the pride of Sweden as Volvo and Scania Trucks dominates the roads. A Nation with huge budget plus annually.

  • marikuraba
    marikurabaΠριν 3 ημέρες

    if this guy is my lecturer, I'd score distinctions everytime

  • Mickey Bitsko
    Mickey BitskoΠριν 3 ημέρες

    By spinning really fast.

  • Franco Petrella
    Franco PetrellaΠριν 3 ημέρες

    uber fascinating.

  • Steven Holt
    Steven HoltΠριν 3 ημέρες

    If this 'freevalve' technology is so great, then why hasn't it been licensed by the major players and used in production? To me, it's simply a curiosity in the automotive world.

  • Ty Curtin
    Ty CurtinΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Still haven't seen this engine yet. It's vaporware. Uses FREEVALVE, which is vaporware. Won't happen.

  • Nicholas Ringhof
    Nicholas RinghofΠριν 4 ημέρες

    And in America Dodge can't get performance out of a 7.0 litre.

  • Nikolai Zetrov
    Nikolai ZetrovΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Never in my life have I been interested with crunching numbers like this guy did props to the neat and clean explanation.

  • rafaelmacas
    rafaelmacasΠριν 4 ημέρες

    It's fantastic what you can do with few markers, a whiteboard and a massive background! Thanks for creating all these videos. Your channel is amazing!

  • Surfside
    SurfsideΠριν 5 ημέρες

    I want to put that 3 cylinder in my Sienna minivan so bad!😠 -so in this car if I run out of battery power I'd be putting down 600hp from the 3cylinder engine to front wheels only, so strange😁

  • Leon Katastrophenschutz
    Leon KatastrophenschutzΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Koenigsegg should serieously think about entering formula 1.

  • George196207
    George196207Πριν 6 ημέρες

    F1 engine last how long .....

  • Anders Sandkvist
    Anders SandkvistΠριν 6 ημέρες

    If we do not forget about the X3 it is not that impressive. The X3 3 cylinder is less than half the size and does almost 200 hp out the door and not uncommon to do around 400 hp when tuned.

  • brett mazil
    brett mazilΠριν 7 ημέρες

    1 cylinder is higher horsepower then my entire 2000 v6 mustang

  • Mo
    MoΠριν 7 ημέρες

    'The show must go on' is written on the engine

  • daeladub
    daeladubΠριν 8 ημέρες

    I'm new to Koenigsegg but is that a ghost on the block at 3:13?

  • Ted F.
    Ted F.Πριν 8 ημέρες

    In fifty years Sweden will be African/Middle Eastern majority. Think of the impressive advances from that!

  • lloupez l
    lloupez lΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Trying to get more power out of smaller displacements can improve ICE efficiency. It's good.

  • Muzz muzzamotors
    Muzz muzzamotorsΠριν 9 ημέρες


  • Yuriy Komlev
    Yuriy KomlevΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Could you explain how such large pistons with such large acceleration does not destroy it self from the secondary vibration. With the force being so large how to you fight the tertiary vibration.

  • jurie De Kock
    jurie De KockΠριν 10 ημέρες

    I have been teaching motor mechanics and auto electrics for 25 years so I can say that you are the best teacher !!!!

  • Burner Acc
    Burner AccΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Imagine Koenigsegg and Toyota making a team to make 3JZ.

  • Soren Ingram
    Soren IngramΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Aren't the Tires just going to shred.

  • Stephane Cnockaert
    Stephane CnockaertΠριν 10 ημέρες

    I guess they had to reinvent the connecting rod. Otherwise the second order imbalance forces would have destroyed the engine when revving @ 8,500 rpm. Please do some research.

  • atranimecs
    atranimecsΠριν 11 ημέρες

    why not just drop the combustion engine element into a small chassis minus the electric motors and call it a day? power to weight ratio = gasssssss and way more affordable of a build.

  • Conan Seibel
    Conan SeibelΠριν 11 ημέρες

    I need this engine in my Corolla. It would be fun until my tires explode.🤣

  • Pandu POLUAN
    Pandu POLUANΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Koenigsegg is so technologically advanced, other carmakers look like toymakers instead.

  • Jef Gulickx
    Jef GulickxΠριν 11 ημέρες

    I didn't want this video to stop. That freevalve is so incredibly interesting!

  • jamie bizness
    jamie biznessΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Any links to buy just the engine ? Would be fun to do a custom build

  • Jason Maxwell
    Jason MaxwellΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Carwow needs to rip one

  • Gen X
    Gen XΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Nice, a small 3 cylinder engine with lot's of power to replace my SMART car 3 cylinder 😎 now just make it cheap 🤣🤣

  • CBAssassin119
    CBAssassin119Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Imagine that engine on a motorbike

  • Adrian Torres
    Adrian TorresΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Put this in a semi truck 🚛

  • MrFelixify
    MrFelixifyΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Its pronounced "JE mera" Ge mera means "Give more" in Swedish and its really two words put into one. Ge = Give and Mera = more

  • Hurr Durr
    Hurr DurrΠριν 14 ημέρες

    All im interested in is the Nurburgring laptime

  • Mini Spinakins
    Mini SpinakinsΠριν 14 ημέρες

    How reliable is this car?

  • Tan Thien Nguyen
    Tan Thien NguyenΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Turbo auch dabei....

  • Tan Thien Nguyen
    Tan Thien NguyenΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Hub & Schub.....

  • Tan Thien Nguyen
    Tan Thien NguyenΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Vielen Dank allen Wissenschaftler.....Sparsamkeit......

  • Tan Thien Nguyen
    Tan Thien NguyenΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Nicht der Erste mal.....Werbungen von Gesundheitlich & Redenanwendung von Krankheit Wörtern......Sind Sie Ring Kämpfen......?

  • Proinseas O'Kiellig
    Proinseas O'KielligΠριν 15 ημέρες

    It's pronounced Jemera, with a J...I think the J is soft in the way the French us it

  • Shirazenema
    ShirazenemaΠριν 15 ημέρες

    I wish they sold a 300-400 HP 3 cylinder crate engine , I’d really like one.

  • AikoBear
    AikoBearΠριν 15 ημέρες

    I'm thinking that would fit in my snowmobile,,,,,hhhhmmmm

  • Gerard Trigo
    Gerard TrigoΠριν 15 ημέρες

    For $1.7 million dollars starting price for the car, that is not very cost effective. Not worth the cost, especially when you consider that it probably does not get you around any better than a car costing $20,000 to $30,000.

  • Khal Sida
    Khal SidaΠριν 15 ημέρες

    This is the first time I hear it's hybrid

  • Michael Onofrietto
    Michael OnofriettoΠριν 15 ημέρες

    This is really cool. At 2:38 I don't understand what the 3rd motor contributes. Regardless, even for gas-only cars wouldn't everyone want that 3-cyl. engine ?

  • Mu Gu
    Mu GuΠριν 16 ημέρες

    70kg engine with 600hp, put it in a bike. It will be awesome.

  • Andrei Arama
    Andrei AramaΠριν 16 ημέρες

    The 1.6l F1 engine has 700+hp

  • hades zeus
    hades zeusΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Hope they make a bike with it!

  • Hasib Kazi
    Hasib KaziΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Great job explaining the technology that operates this incredible vehicle! Thanks

  • IniquitousPrime
    IniquitousPrimeΠριν 16 ημέρες

    I'm listening & I'm doing my best to understand. I'm overloaded with information. I'll bookmark this for reference

  • Chey Thompson
    Chey ThompsonΠριν 16 ημέρες

    I think I'd still have a Toyota GR yaris

  • Philip Arthurs
    Philip ArthursΠριν 16 ημέρες

    why use pneumatic and spring return over electronic solenoid?

  • TheSkyIsFalling_90
    TheSkyIsFalling_90Πριν 17 ημέρες

    Anyone notice the Bacardi emblem on the Block 👀

  • Bloqk-16
    Bloqk-16Πριν 17 ημέρες

    It just occurred to me that with the difference of measurements when it comes to Metric (kW) to Imperial (HP), it's nice that engine RPMs is a international universal measurement when it comes to engine performance.

  • Bloqk-16
    Bloqk-16Πριν 17 ημέρες

    I appreciate this YT video in that I finally heard how to pronounce: *Koenigsegg.* Visually, the name/word is an eyeful and mouthful to pronounce.

  • Sean Thompson
    Sean ThompsonΠριν 17 ημέρες

    Wow great video gives me a better understanding i am still not clear about no gearbox could you make a video on how Christian can make a car with no gearbox and still achieve incredible perfromance?

  • superdanu
    superdanuΠριν 17 ημέρες

    put that into a MotoGP bike

  • 𝙐𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙙 ✖
    𝙐𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙙 ✖Πριν 18 ημέρες

    The fact that I understood everything he said compared to teachers

  • Nicolas Young
    Nicolas YoungΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Is it sold with cheap price like Honda?

  • mad pharmy
    mad pharmyΠριν 18 ημέρες

    good thing its not super efficiient or it would not exist anymore

  • Bo-Laurids Jähde
    Bo-Laurids JähdeΠριν 18 ημέρες

    It's 'cause Königsegg is amazing!

  • John sweda
    John swedaΠριν 19 ημέρες

    They do engineer great cars probably the best in the world I'd like to see them in Formula 1 they will give Mercedes a wet nightmare lol

  • Ian Rivlin
    Ian RivlinΠριν 19 ημέρες

    I still think I'd prefer a Lada Niva.

  • Teresa Peabody
    Teresa PeabodyΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Have you checked out the new Liquid Piston engine yet?

  • ivan schafeldt
    ivan schafeldtΠριν 20 ημέρες

    so, why isnt the supah dupah engine used to drive a generator that can power the motors????

  • Laurie Dooker
    Laurie DookerΠριν 20 ημέρες

    I won’t that engine

  • McSlaine
    McSlaineΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Other cars can go just as fast for half the price using only battery power.

  • Martin Bennett
    Martin BennettΠριν 20 ημέρες

    My Justy was a three cylinder.

  • robert white
    robert whiteΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Can I please get a working test engine for my tractor lawn mower.

  • Josh Higgs
    Josh HiggsΠριν 21 ημέρα

    I want a V8 built like that

  • canada painter
    canada painterΠριν 22 ημέρες

    Come on guys.... Hayabusa 1300cc with single turbo can make 450HP and imagine what it can give do with twin turbo boost..

  • Jimmy Wyrick
    Jimmy WyrickΠριν 23 ημέρες

    I cant wait for freevalve to move into other manufactures

  • Craig Scott
    Craig ScottΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Talk about a grenade.

  • KLO 167
    KLO 167Πριν 24 ημέρες

    This is one of those cars where the buyer should have a racing license, take a high performance driving course and have the engine down tuned

  • Ian Hollands
    Ian HollandsΠριν 25 ημέρες

    It's a car Jim , but not as we know it.

  • Ga Wizard
    Ga WizardΠριν 25 ημέρες

    would that mean its technically a "front wheel drive engine"

  • Jack Mott
    Jack MottΠριν 25 ημέρες

    This guy has good engineering youtubes but I bet he would make more money with nonsense anti aging shilling

  • Albertus Aswin
    Albertus AswinΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Tiny engine on steroid, just like F1 nowadays. For me a true F1 car has V10 or even V12, like in early 2000.

  • pragyaan Oswal
    pragyaan OswalΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Koenigsegg makes 600hp, Nano makes 600cc just small difference 😂😂😂

  • Amanullah S
    Amanullah SΠριν 27 ημέρες


  • dhanush m
    dhanush mΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Can someone say the chemical composition of the battery. Plss 🙏

  • Dilsher Singh
    Dilsher SinghΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Can this engine be expanded to 12 cylinders or can 4 of these be attached inline with each other to produce 2400 hp?

  • Stuart Morris
    Stuart MorrisΠριν 28 ημέρες

    I hope baron von egg head has watched this eye-opening piece. Lets hope as i bet he'd love the nerd out

  • John Clark
    John ClarkΠριν μήνα


  • Atif Maolud
    Atif MaoludΠριν μήνα

    No DIY here.

  • Martin B
    Martin BΠριν μήνα

    I'm rather sure someone else has adressed the name issue. However, Gemera, means " give more". In Swedish it's "Ge mera". Two words. A wordplay.

  • Rami Algrari
    Rami AlgrariΠριν μήνα

    I wish I had your brain man

  • Mr B
    Mr BΠριν μήνα

    Mechanical Engineer can easily understand it🙄, me a computer science engineer doesn't get the technical details

  • Sammy Rothrock
    Sammy RothrockΠριν μήνα

    Gimme a turbine

  • SKYE NET 2046
    SKYE NET 2046Πριν μήνα

    Love that free valve tech.

  • Patrick McLaughlin
    Patrick McLaughlinΠριν μήνα

    they need to put that is a a pick-up truck and a big van

  • Raven Bonanza
    Raven BonanzaΠριν μήνα

    Whatever advanced technology there is available now or in the future, ICE is here to stay.!

  • Klaus H.
    Klaus H.Πριν μήνα

    If you have 4 wheels in an electric car why not use 2 wheels as generating electricity while the front two weels do the driving. Since you are an engineer guy is this not possible ??? Can you show on your white board please.

  • Cast Live
    Cast LiveΠριν μήνα

    Achates opposed diesel vs Koenigsegg TFG? Achates 3 cylinder 2.7 L @ 270HP vs 2 L 600 HP.

  • Keith Sargent
    Keith SargentΠριν μήνα

    600 hp from a tiny 3 cylinder? It probably ain’t long for this world.

  • Md.Moinul Islam
    Md.Moinul IslamΠριν μήνα

    MASHAALLAH khub valo video...