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A new Duesenberg luxury automobile to bring the United States back into the top segment of the World automotive marketplace - the Duesenberg Torpedo® Coupe. It is now being designed by famed California automobile designer Jeff Teague, of Teague Design Inc. ([email protected]), with a planned market introduction in January, 2007. The Duesenberg Torpedo® Coupe will offer the ultimate luxury motoring for four passengers, along with a unique blend of automotive innovation and the finest comfort features.

The Torpedo® Coupe will be driven by a revolutionary new power plant, the CEM engine now in final development by E.P. Industries ([email protected]), an air-cooled and self lubricating, forced-air inducted (supercharged), 12 cylinder, double ended, ported, multi-fueled, four-stroke engine with a calculated 70 MPG and 300 horsepower from an economical 100 pound package measuring 18 inches in diameter and 24 inches in length, which will provide an unparalleled power-to-weight ratio. Planned use of the new Bose® LEM electromagnetic suspension system will provide a much smoother ride than any luxury sedan, combined with less roll and pitch than any sports car (www.bose.com).

Be sure to check back for updates on the progress on America's newest luxury automobile, updates will be posted frequently.

Source: http://www.duesenbergcustomcoach.com/torpedocoupe.html
 

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Sounds pretty cool; wacky engine though.

Better not screw it up, it is about time for the US to again produce a truely great luxury car (not truck).

The old Duesenberg were great cars, lets hope this follows in that tradition.
 

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nate said:
Sounds pretty cool; wacky engine though.

Better not screw it up, it is about time for the US to again produce a truely great luxury car (not truck).

The old Duesenberg were great cars, lets hope this follows in that tradition.
I always found the old Duesenberg gorgeous.
 

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I hope that pic is just for illustration purposes. It looks like an art-deco blend of the Batmobile, a locomotive and an Excalibur.

Curious to see how that Bose suspension performs though.
 

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Well, here's the engine. I still haven't figured out how it works, though.

http://www.epindustries.com/intro_pdx.html

At least the Bose thing has been demonstrated in real life and works. I dunno about this engine.
 

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Well, here's the engine. I still haven't figured out how it works, though.

http://www.epindustries.com/intro_pdx.html

At least the Bose thing has been demonstrated in real life and works. I dunno about this engine.
Holy cow! That looks confusing. I'd love to see something like this turn out to really work as advertised.
 

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OK, I'm getting there...

http://www.epindustries.com/cemanim.html

I will say that with the whole engine being a flywheel, it probably runs VERY smoothly, but isn't going to be a fast revver. Good for a luxomobile, I suppose.
 
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