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The Scuderi Group will unveil a plastic model of the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine (earlier post) this week at Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany, which runs from 6-8 May. This is the first time a physical model of the Scuderi engine will be available for public viewing. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is building a proof-of-concept prototype, expected to be completed by the end of this year.

In January, the Scuderi Group also announced the completion of the first of three laboratory studies addressing the Scuderi Engine under full load, partial load and the addition of the air-hybrid components.

The first study, which focused on the characteristic of a single-stage, turbocharged Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine under full load conditions, predicted that the engine will have higher power, torque and efficiency ratings than the current state-of-the-art turbocharged engines on the road today. It also showed that not only did it achieve higher efficiency than the best gasoline engines on the market, but it also showed that the Scuderi gasoline engine also has a higher torque than most of the conventional diesel engines in use today. Additionally, the predicted NOx emissions were 50% to 80% less than that of a conventional engine, which will mean an even greater advantage in diesel applications. (Earlier post.)

The Partial Load report is expected to be released in the next month, with the Air-Hybrid study due out this summer.



This might make a good power plant in a series hybrid where the full load capability could be exploited.


Studies. Plastic models. Meh. I look forward to seeing some actual running hardware.



Scuderi's website says they are an IP company only. Scuderi filed the patents, had simulations run to verify their potential, and now just wants to cash in ... not start a new engine manufacturing interest.


"Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is building a proof-of-concept prototype, expected to be completed by the end of this year."

It sounds like these people might actually build an engine based on the design. Lots of possibilities for series hybrids once the batteries get there.


Re Nick,

Sounds like a good business plan to me. Why would they want to start a car company?

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