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Sort of thing you would stick up the chuff of a Beetle. It may have fewer moving parts but until this design is taken up by the larger manufacturers the costs to produce will be crippling - its taken more or less a hundred years to get the conventional reciprocating engine where it is today in terms of 100 + thousand mile reliability - 'upstarts' like steam engines, two stroke engines, sleeve valve engines, rotary engines, gas turbine engines have been unable to compete in terms of efficiency, economy and performance - even the electric car has come too late to help as the logistics of hundreds of thousands of cars charging up overnight brings the national grids down. Sorry Duke, ingenious but too little, too late.
 

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The trouble is weve seen so many revolutionary new engine designs over the years that we tend to be just a bit cynical about them.
It will only be taken seriously when its proved itself. Show us one in a car thats done 200k miles and can still out perform a conventional engine.
 

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sounds very 'diesely' and I suppose its a re-work of the wankel rotary..but using tried and trusted pistons..

like the idea, but i can't see the 'wobbly bit' (technical term) lasting very well under stress...

would be a cracking engine for a bike though!!!
 
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