Subject: New Engine Design
A New "Enginet" Saving the World Two Strokes at a Time
This is no wimp engine.
It's a two cylinder with four pistons delivering 300+ Horse Power.
It's extremely small and very efficient and is presently in use in test applications.
The configuration below is equivalent to a extremely ballsy four cylinder
When doubled, it's an extremely ballsy 600+ H.P. engine.
It's called OPOC (Opposed Piston Opposed Cylinder), and its a turbocharged two-stroke, two-cylinder, with four pistons, two in each cylinder, that will run on gasoline, diesel or ethanol. The two pistons, inside a single cylinder, pump toward and away from each other, thus allowing a cycle to be completed twice as quickly as a conventional engine while balancing its own loads.
The heavy lifting for this unconventional concept was performed Prof. Peter Hofbauer. During his 20 years at VW, Hofbauer headed up, among other things, development of VWs first diesel engine and the VR6.
The OPOC has been in development for several years, and the company claims its 30 percent lighter, one quarter the size and achieves 50 percent better fuel economy than a conventional turbo diesel engine. Theyre predicting 100 MPG in a conventional car.
For a good demo, See [here].