Posted Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 5:20pm

How Koenigsegg Nearly Built Subaru’s Flat-12 F1 Engine

My obsession with Subaru’s failed F1 engine, a flat-12, has gone on for years, and I had often heard that the motor nearly went on to power Koenigsegg’s first supercar. Now I’ve finally heard the full story.
I should have heard this a year ago; that’s when Christian von Koenigsegg first explained it. But I missed it tucked away on Koenigsegg’s own blog. I’ve been busy listening to how the totally-not-a-Bond-villain Swedish supercar genius has been explaining why gravity works backwards, why camshafts don’t need to exist and other technical points.