• This Mazda MX-5 Miata Runs on Koenigsegg’s Freevalve Technology!

Super-modern tech in an old Mazda MX-5 Miata?

Innovation is awesome, especially if it means that we can enjoy internal combustion engines for a longer period. Not long ago, Koenigsegg introduced freevalve technology. Essentially, they built an engine that does not require camshafts. Instead, it uses pneumatic actuators for the valves, making it a lot more efficient and compact. Needless to say, Koenigsegg ha some of the most innovative, but also the most expensive cars in the world. But can you integrate some of that revolutionary tech into an affordable car?

This Mazda MX-5 Miata Runs on Koenigsegg's Freevalve Technology!
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Wesley Kagan is a fabricator, with a passion for cars. It’s not the first time we are featuring his content, since he does upload some very interesting and educational content. He also answers a question, no one seems to be asking. Will Koenigsegg’s expensive tech work on an older, more affordable car – in this case, a 1992 Mazda Miata.

This Mazda MX-5 Miata Runs on Koenigsegg's Freevalve Technology!
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Koenigsegg’s freevalve tech is part of the brand’s goal to achieve 50 percent efficiency for its internal combustion engines.

As with many of their other engines, Koenigsegg’s new creation is meant to run on bio-fuels, too. As you might expect, plenty of fabrication is required in order to fit such technology on a car that wasn’t meant to have it in the first place. The beauty of an old Miata is that you can do pretty much anything you want with it. Watch the video below and see what it takes to bring the future to this old Japanese roadster.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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