Carbon Fiber Construction – /INSIDE KOENIGSEGG


My name is Christian
von Koenigsegg. I’m 40 years old and for half
of my life I’ve been on the quest to be a leader in the
hyper car industry utilizing Swedish design combined with
visionary technical solutions. Our latest car, the Agera R, is
built in the old hangars of a former Swedish fighter
jet squadron. Their symbol, a ghost, is now
proudly painted on the back of every Koenigsegg. [CAR ENGINE REVVING] [CAR ENGINE REVVING] Carbon fiber is really one of
the fundamentals really to make a car strong, very light,
safe, and have fantastic performance. It creates massive rigidity but
does not add weight which is crucial if you want to make
a really efficient, fast, and fun sports car to drive. As far as we’re aware, our cars
are the most carbon fiber intense cars in production right
now, as we have over 400 different carbon fiber pieces. This here is an intake
for the engine– intake plenum. We have some pressurized turbo
pipes, valve cover, and even parts like the engine, as we
can see here, are made of carbon fiber, especially the
parts up top on the engine to get the center of gravity low. So what we’re seeing here
is something as very simple as a tube. It’s a turbo piping. And what I have in front
of me here is a machined mold from aluminium. Even a simple detail like a tube
needs a lot of thought to make it perfect. The CAD model is flowed to
check that the flow is perfect, that it has enough
volume to pass enough air to the engine at top power levels
and top RPM levels. It also has to have a shape
which is strong enough and to calculate the thickness of the
carbon fiber so that it can take the boost pressure. You can see here that it’s kind
of a funky shape to it. That its flow is optimized
for this curve. We have an integrated mount
here for a pressure and temperature sensor. Actually, when we manufacturer
a carbon fiber part from this tool, the first thing we do is
to put a release agent here. Because in the carbon fiber
pre-preg, which I have here, which is actually the material
the part is made out of, it’s pre-impregnated with two
component epoxy. So if this would be put down
here without releasing, it we would actually stick
to the tube. And then this material, the
carbon fiber, is cut to suit the tube part. This is not optimized
for this. I just took a small piece. But it’s applied like this and
layer by layer, different amount of layers depending
on the need. So that’s actually what’s going
to become the part. Then we need to pressurize. We need heat and pressure to
consolidate this to get it to have the right strength and
the right properties. So in order for the rest of the
processing material not to get stuck into the carbon fiber
and the epoxy, we put this kind of a release film here
which is easy to tear off of the part when it’s done. And it also makes sure that this
breathing fabric, as it’s called– it’s called
a breather– doesn’t stick to the
carbon fiber piece. And what this does is make sure
that the pressure that this is subjected to, or the
vacuum that we also suck out, that it gets spread out
and that we don’t get pockets of air. It’s making sure the atmospheric
differences are controlled over the surface. So at the end, we put this
bagging material over the whole part and then we seal it
off with kind of a goo that is similar to black chewing
gum, I would say. So, basically, these are the
elements included in the production of the part. And it’s quite intricate,
especially with a tube like this that has to then– we put
carbon fiber here, we put carbon fiber here. And then these– I’ll take this off right now– then they have to
match together. And I’ll need this bagging
material to come in to the tube to pressurize the tube from
the inside and then to seal off the tube from
the outside. Of course, the thinner,
the lighter but also less strong part. So if it’s a safety critical
part or, like this, a pressurized part, it really
needs to be calculated well to have the right amount
of carbon fiber. You never want to put more
carbon fiber than you need into a part because,
first of all, carbon fiber is expensive. So the part becomes
unnecessarily expensive. It takes more time to apply
the carbon fiber than is actually needed. And in the end also the part
becomes heavier, which is maybe the worst part in a
super light sports car. The end result is this tube. So in the end, it’s a quite
simple looking part, but there’s a lot of thought that
has gone into what it becomes in the end. Already, of course, from shaping
the part, but also when it comes to laying it
up and getting the right consolidation. You can see straight from the
tool, you get a quite nice even surface that doesn’t
require a lot of the hand fettling afterwards. As it is a very complex
technology, there are many types of weaves, many types of
carbon fiber strand, and different philosophies
of how to apply them. It’s a little bit of a black art
really, and really lessons learned and what kind
of philosophies you’re working towards. But we have been developing
carbon fiber parts since 1994. So I would say we have quite
good experience and can create extreme, lightweight, and strong
parts based on the knowledge we have and the
analysis tools we have. So it’s really a labor-intensive
process and the persons involved in the
manufacturing really needs to know what they’re doing to
get the desired result. Of course, here, we have a
much more complex part. So you can imagine what has to
go into this compared to a simple tube. And what’s nice about carbon
fiber is you can vary the strength and thicknesses in
different areas with no limit. It’s just how much thought you
want to put into it and how much labor you want
to put into it. But it can be so optimized, like
this corner can have a little bit of extra carbon. It can be thinner here. We can have a different
direction. Not many other materials gives
that kind of freedom. At the same time, not many other
materials can soak up so much time in the production
process. But that’s what makes the
car extreme and what it is in the end. Koenigsegg and carbon fiber are
very closely integrated and it has to be that way
in this very competitive market we’re in.

100 Comments

  1. youtert December 12, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Those unfinished cars look like a bunch of Batmobiles.

  2. Krillbilly December 14, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    man, I'd love to work at Koenigsegg, I love little details and long processes to make something truly amazing

  3. Dale Caroo December 17, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Cool

  4. Hus 9 December 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    KOENIGSEGG should make a all terrain vehicle ???

  5. Jaume Genaro December 18, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I love how when he is explaining, he knows what he's talking about.

  6. 김범수 December 24, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I'm curious to know that carbon is weak in thermal strain, but is the intake and exhaust manifold made so that it doesn't heat deform?

  7. vivan Sharma December 27, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Nd they says Koenigsegg is faster then Bugatti….yes because it has no weight

  8. Jayee December 29, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Where are his eyebrows?! I can't trust anyone without their eyebrows.

  9. Thanos December 29, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Can he make me a carbon fiber infinity stone ?

  10. blend babany December 30, 2018 at 7:18 am

    clean work ilove it

  11. GLR January 4, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    ANNOYING AMBIENT MUSIC

  12. Arsen Osmanov January 9, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Кто тоже ниче не понял, ставьте лайк

  13. Josef Smith January 10, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Even the mold that the carbon fiber parts are made in are beautiful.

  14. Mulçumano Mulçumano January 11, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    A história desse cara , é incrível, uma batalha e de conquistar , muito diziam que ele tava ficando louco, e que aquilo era impossível, hoje ele é um grande empresário de fabrica de carros esportivos, vie em um vídeo cotando a história do seu trajeto e de sua conquista, a vida dele e os objetivos, só apenas faz nos fortalecer nossos sonhos,por que para o homem é impossível, mais para Deus tudo é possível.

  15. ME TV January 13, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Very intelligent fella 👍🏻

  16. Joseph gonzalez January 19, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Isn’t he using fords engines .? Or used too.

  17. Krebs 2000 January 20, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    To own a Koenigsegg is a really far away dream… But for some people it become true. Hopefully I can drive one one day

  18. Cosigner22 January 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    4:03 I love the ironically old cheap junkie boombox on the table… lol

  19. Adam Adam January 27, 2019 at 10:56 am

    We as a human run out of ideas

  20. Frédéric HRECINSKI January 27, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Du coup c'est de l'arnaque, genre "contre-façon", imitation fibre de carbone, ou pas ?
    Sinon, le type est plutôt flippant avec son système pileux à zéro… PAS UN POIL sur le caillou ni cils, ni sourcils….

  21. Mika Korhonen January 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Then comes high power electric motors: lighter, more powerful, cheaper and less noisy

  22. Ricardo Molina January 31, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Are they driven by air bearings

  23. Ryan N February 5, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Kingpin

  24. Julian potatoe February 7, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Interesting he says labour intensive process, if you watch a video on PrePreg carbon part making they’ll emphasis how easy it is.

  25. marjilros February 8, 2019 at 3:16 am

    What watchs is he wearing?

  26. Anton Jaworski February 8, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    I could happily listen to Christian talk about his cars all day

  27. triple star February 9, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    One punch man of cars

  28. Dân Dipper February 10, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    #10/2/2019,😁😀

  29. Austin February 12, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Very patient

  30. Do dong February 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    So theres a tons of carbon fiber ? 😁

  31. shredtilyurdead February 14, 2019 at 1:56 am

    so now it makes sense to me why they took over a fighter jet factory.All of the carbon fiber processes and machinery was already laid out.

  32. Alexander F February 14, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Koenigsegg translated to English means Headlikeanegg

  33. Hcar Centro Automotivo February 15, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Welcome to Brasil..um dia trabalho nessa empresa…compartilhar desses super car

  34. Alex Stepanchuk February 26, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I saw cheep rocky's bolts haha. This car is just carbon fiber and thats it nothing special here at all

  35. Маркел Засыпаторыч March 10, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Джеско и Кристиан Фон koenigsegg, оставят свою память на тысячи лет вперёд!

    Спасибо за внзнос в человечество

    Привет от людей из Росии…

    PS

    Не судите Русских… Россия не Путин…

    Что бы телевизор не говорил…

    Русские хотят мира и жизни, а не геноцида и войны!

    Только как как выкрутиться и этого капкана? Мы как крепостные( люди терпят(

    Простите за резкую мысль в слова)

  36. Маркел Засыпаторыч March 10, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Дружить народом надо!
    Путин уничтожил всю Россию…
    Смотрю на вас и даже немножко завидую…
    но суть не в этом! обидно что Моей России пришла смерть.

  37. MOHAMAD ELDOKIEY March 12, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    اشترك في القناه فضلا وليس امر ليصلك كل جديد عن الميكانيكا 💛💛

  38. Suharto Abdulla March 14, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    it's just like, a kilo of gold is heaver than one kilo of rock.

  39. تنوير العقل March 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    يُرجى تسجيل الدخول والإعجاب بقناتي مع جزيل الشكر وعظيم الامتنان YouTube https://youtu.be/addme/uij0k0nBvfOxKgbM5yvn5NTXKIUh3A

  40. dmn1n March 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    whats that cheap-ass stereo doing in the background.

  41. Seare Fessahaye March 20, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Did anyone catch the cassette tape player in the workshop…

  42. Zee Spectre March 21, 2019 at 7:14 am

    So….Anybody got this recommended in 2019??

    No? Just me? Okay..

  43. Sangeen Shah March 22, 2019 at 2:55 am

    He is wrong @8:08 other materisls can be machined, moulded, or casted to different thicknesses within one part. I think he has very little experience of working with other materials.

  44. Jaggrit Gluaydee March 22, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    รออยู่

  45. john john March 28, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Fucking ugly car koenigsegg

  46. Mickey Bitsko April 4, 2019 at 7:31 am

    I watched a 3 part YouTube series this morning detailing how to make a carbon fiber hood using the original steel one as a mold. It is insanely complicated and labor intensive, and takes a solid week just for all the different layers to cure. Horrendously expensive.

  47. Hyper Vanilo April 9, 2019 at 10:37 am

    619 dislikes, must be haters from a certain hypercar company fans

  48. Tahir Gul April 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    oh now i got why these cars are not have resell value . I think need to check life cycle of these carbon

  49. 「DUZILU Padl」づじぅ April 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    His head shiny as those carbons

  50. Emad Saadi April 13, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    I have the best technology for carbon fiber

  51. FIRE Bush April 23, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    This video needs better sound production

  52. 호오오 April 28, 2019 at 4:21 am

    열변형….

  53. Lucas Yousif May 4, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Made in Sweden still I haven’t seen one yet :/

  54. Khaled baylaçh May 6, 2019 at 10:46 am

    The sound in the background is very annoying

  55. BelowAverageLuke May 20, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Where's the car now ??

    How come I don't see it on the road ?

  56. Joker Hollywood Wala June 4, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Why so serious? Use bicycle

  57. The Thug Life INC June 5, 2019 at 2:27 am

    where is his Eyebrow

  58. David Alexandria June 5, 2019 at 8:11 am

    What a music!

  59. Lord Grim June 16, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    So if their car collides with a big car then their car will be lifted and worse situation is it will tumble over and over till the momentum is gone after the collision.
    And here I am trying to find a car that can withstand car collisions and heavy enough to not be lifted.

  60. ERPP8 June 24, 2019 at 1:39 am

    How do they join the carbon fiber in each half of the mold to overlap?

  61. Jay Dillon June 24, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    In-wheel hub rotary Wankel air motors powered by 20,000 – 30,000 psi carbon fiber air pressure tank(s) would replace the engine. But might as well make superefficient aircraft using counterrotating propellers in ducted turbines —

  62. Martin Angev June 26, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Una belleza, mañana me compro uno

  63. whiteflag June 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    He shaves his head with a knife made of carbon fibre.

  64. Bryan Denoal Fasyah July 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Semoga aku bisa beli 😍😍😘amin🙏🏻

  65. zamfir grigo July 4, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    a car made with a utility knife cost 2 000 000, lol :}}

  66. Ritvik Kumar July 4, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    can it withstand high temperatures?

  67. Bayu Amanda July 8, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    My big question is why this peoples build super light car, when the aerodynamic increase weight?

    I am writing a thesis on the aerodynamics of an airfoil. the weight is inversely proportional to lift.

  68. Maji July 16, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Visit for more videos
    https://youtu.be/Oh1v7UuWHDc

  69. 천호준 July 19, 2019 at 10:35 am

    cool

  70. DeadlyBOI July 21, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Im rlly in love with carbon fiber, those exposed bodys are 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  71. Peter Lee July 21, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Designing and filling the molds fully and not upsetting resin/ fiber ratio….laying up the many laminations with precision is a very time consuming aspect of this manufacturing medium…. the addition of titanium accent /and stress risers of hardened metal included into the objects can become very MANIFOLD…..

  72. Lavandina Querubín 💦 July 23, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Koenigsegg for WEC 2020

  73. Илья Ермолин July 23, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    А перевод завезут?

  74. Syntax Error July 24, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Koenigsegg use carbon fiber

    Meanwhile

    Bugatti use legos😁

  75. Dustin Harrison July 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I love every Koenigsegg video. Especially when CvK is the one hosting them.

  76. Raise July 29, 2019 at 2:15 am

    this backround music is straight up Donkey Kong Country

  77. andri hantya July 29, 2019 at 11:53 am

    very classic hifi

  78. ferdinand mesina July 30, 2019 at 2:36 am

    so your saying that magneto cant use the full potential of his mutant power to control this car and smash to your bald carbon fiber head.

  79. Hacen Zino August 8, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    It is a fast car, but its shape is like a helmet Chiron top car

  80. Damar anggara August 8, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    He must use carbon fiber at him head

  81. calpitoc August 9, 2019 at 4:48 am

    A death machine. I like it.

  82. Jam Ty August 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

    Cho tui 1 chiec di

  83. studio7 August 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    When you have superb mid engine supercars like the C8 Corvette stingray..0-60 in under 3 seconds..daily driver reliable bulletproof V8 engine.. low cost parts and servicing..i'd rather have a Corvette. Sure this car is faster but its not practical and is only a track car or snob appeal car. Like some lambos ferraris mclarens..ok these are probably more suited to compare to the Corvette..the Corvette has a better look front end and interior than a porsche cayman or boxster..or even mclaten for base model $60,000. It embarrasses them. I suppose the koenigsegg is just for super rich snob appeal..which i can't stand. But hey..its their money.

  84. Popeyes August 27, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Amazing….. If I could only afford one side of the header piece… LOL. Nice Work on the Carbon Fiber..

  85. Popeyes August 27, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Anyone know where I can get some Carbon Fiber shoes from??

  86. MOTOR HAWK car n truck enthusiast August 27, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I wish they tried a front mid engined Koenigsegg,it would be damn interesting!

  87. MOTOR HAWK car n truck enthusiast August 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I like the kind of unique factory which he owns ,just like any other obscure car factory like the tvr and Marcos factories in UK ,just like a simple garage which is extended in area ! Unlike the modern factories with robots and bullshit !

  88. Faisal Q September 1, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Sorry i have to say this: are you related to Lex Luthor 😁😉😏

  89. MLG no_scoper rekt September 2, 2019 at 8:23 am

    He has to be the smartest and largest baby I've ever seen

  90. Explore17 September 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    1:55 isnt that natural beauty?! 😍

  91. Budds adventures September 10, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Light and strong material

  92. Bill Luo September 12, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    wow… most people didn’t realize.. this is all fking dry carbon.. jesus christ… so they have more than 400 different shapes of metal for making dry carbon pieces…btw dry carbon is so much better than wet carbon on the weight and durability…and it’s also probably 5 to 10 times more pricy than wet carbon…dang

  93. a skaterboy does space September 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I've really appreciated this video! like if you've watched this more than once!

  94. Hào Trần September 18, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Quản cáo nghe xàm lol quá

  95. GLEN Dooer September 21, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Chuck Norris googles Koenigsegg.

  96. Firdauz Tech September 23, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    He explained everything and… Its understandable, He know everything all details of the process.. 1 million price is really reasonable

  97. Srabon Khan September 24, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    i respect you sir. love from Bangladesh🇧🇩

  98. shell company September 28, 2019 at 2:19 am

    The Koenigsegg regara, there no words in how beautiful it is, you just have to look at in person like I did. It's an experience you will think about alot

  99. Rob Burnett October 17, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    who noticed the carbon fiber box cutter!!!

  100. michele vitarelli October 23, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Please repost this without the distracting spooky background music. It feels like a cheesy massage parlor relaxation music.

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