Scuderi Group To Introduce New Thermodynamic Process At Iaa

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Scuderi Group to Introduce New Thermodynamic Process at IAA

FRANKFURT, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


              Preliminary Test Results of the Scuderi Engine Prove the

                  Concept of Firing After Top Dead Center

    Scuderi Group, LLC will announce next week that it has proven the

revolutionary concept of Firing After Top Dead Center, a new thermodynamic

process - the Scuderi Cycle - that has the potential to be the biggest

advancement in internal combustion engines since the Otto cycle over 130

years ago.

    Visit the Air-Hybrid Blog ( to listen

to a podcast about the newly-proven Scuderi Cycle.

    A press conference with Scuderi Group executives and engineers will be

held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 15 at the International Motor Show in

Frankfurt (63rd IAA Cars) ( in Congress Center Messe

Frankfurt (CMF) Illusion Room 2 and 3. A working, cutaway model of the

prototype engine will also be on display in Hall 4.1, Stand No. A9.

    The naturally aspirated, one-liter prototype is currently running and

undergoing testing at an independent laboratory where preliminary test

results have matched earlier computer simulation projections. Further testing

will occur over the next several weeks as engineers continue to fine tune and

adjust the prototype. Engine maps and other data are currently being made

available to OEMs on a non-disclosure basis.

    The Scuderi engine is expected to produce up to 80 percent fewer toxins

than a typical internal combustion engine. The current naturally aspirated

gasoline prototype is expected to reach efficiency gains of 5-10 percent more

than any conventional engine on the road today. And when fully developed with

its turbocharged and Air-Hybrid components, the engine is expected to achieve

efficiency levels of 25-50 percent higher.

    "Preliminary test results are very encouraging," said Sal Scuderi,

president, Scuderi Group. "The pressure curves produced from the combustion

process of firing after top dead center are showing excellent results and

torque levels remain very strong. We're excited to see this progress and be

able to introduce such a historical development at this year's IAA event."

    Scuderi Cycle technology offers automotive OEMs a new and realistic

solution for complying with higher emissions and efficiency standards going

into effect around the world - without requiring large investments to modify

current production processes. The Scuderi Engine was originally conceived and

designed by Carmelo Scuderi (1925-2002).

    The Scuderi Cycle is a split-cycle design that divides the four strokes

of a conventional combustion cycle over two paired cylinders: one

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intake/compression cylinder and one power/exhaust cylinder. By firing after

top-dead center, it produces highly efficient, cleaner combustion with one

cylinder and compressed air in the other. Unlike conventional engines that

require two crankshaft revolutions to complete a single combustion cycle, the

Scuderi Engine requires just one. Besides the improvements in efficiency and

emissions, studies show that the Scuderi Cycle is capable of producing more

torque than conventional gasoline and diesel engines.

    With the naturally aspirated engine prototype now running, Scuderi Group

and its independent laboratory continue to work on the next prototypes.

Completion of the turbocharged Scuderi Engine and the Scuderi Air-Hybrid are

expected in 2010. For more information on the Scuderi Engine, visit

    About Scuderi Group

    Based in West Springfield, Mass., USA, with offices in Frankfurt, Germany,

Scuderi Group, LLC is a research and development company focused on

proliferating its technology through R&D and licensing. Its revolutionary

Scuderi Cycle technology, when fully developed, is expected to be the most

significant improvement in internal combustion engine efficiency in over 130

years. Scuderi Group's global patent portfolio contains more than 200 patents

including 72 issued in more than 50 countries. For more information call

1-413-439-0343 or visit

    SOURCE: The Scuderi Group

   CONTACT: Germany: Hana Bursik of Content Company,



            France: Angela Hepburn of Be Seen and Read, Inc.,



            USA: Ann Dalrymple of Topaz Partners 



            Bill Wrinn of Scuderi Group, 




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