Koenigsegg is a brand that is known for its high-performance sports cars and has recently debuted suspensions that can be controlled remotely. There are other companies that use Öhlins dampers, but Koenigsegg’s dampers are not only electronically adjustable, but it is possible to make adjustments to them online. This means that with just a phone call to the company’s technical team at the factory in Sweden, the engineers there can remotely change the damper settings to suit the preferences of customers without accessing the car physically.
The Swedish brand revealed all these details in a new blog article about its suspension and subframe technology. According to Koenigsegg, in addition to the feature that makes it possible to change suspension settings remotely, it is also possible to pre-program the car to make micro-adjustments for ideal performance, taking customization to new heights.
Koenigesegg’s spokesperson, Steven Wade explained that it is possible to control each corner independently through the dampers for ride height, bump and rebound. It is possible to preload dampers even half a second before taking a corner so that the car has the best grip before receiving input from the steering. The company does not use carbon fiber for its suspension components saying that when compared to the chrome-molybdenum that it now uses, carbon fiber is a lot more expensive and does not offer significant weight savings.
There are a few other brands like Tesla which use GPS technology in their suspensions in their models. For example, Teslas that have air suspension can automatically raise and lower in certain locations, but Koenigsegg is the first brand to pioneer suspensions that can be controlled remotely.
Koenigsegg does have a history of launching futuristic innovations like these to make models that are performance oriented. We are eagerly looking forward to seeing what innovation the Swedish company will come up with next.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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