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SAE International’s Automotive Engineering International Offers “Smokin’” 2010 Concept Car Calendar

WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 14, 2009 - From the hazy smoke accenting the cover photo of the 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to the smoke-colored, 592-horsepower Infiniti Essence, the Automotive Engineering International 2010 Concept Car Calendar is, in a word, “smokin'.”

The calendar is produced by Automotive Engineering International magazine, which is published by SAE International.

The calendar features outstanding, high-quality photographs and detailed technical information on 13 ultra modern concept cars created by the industry's leading automakers. The 13x15-inch, spiral-bound calendar includes a bonus month - January 2011.

"This is the ultimate calendar for all car enthusiasts," said Kevin Jost, editorial director for SAE International. "The cars we selected are the ones that caused a buzz in the industry. They are definitely the cream of the crop."

The featured cars are:

  • January: Lexus LF-Ch - Created to gauge the interest of young urbanites and consumer values in a compact luxury vehicle, it debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
  • February: Volkswagen L1 - A fuel-saving beast, the two-cylinder, diesel-powered "technology carrier" utilizes an electric motor to assist with acceleration, making it capable of getting 189 mpg.
  • March: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - The classic American sports car is featured on the cover of our calendar and is March's poster car. The 50th Anniversary edition debuted at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show and stars as Sideswipe in the motion picture, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
  • April: Lincoln Concept C - The Concept C has the interior roominess of the classic 1961 Lincoln Continental, but at half its ancestor's length. The interior trim is made of recycled driftwood and uses an avatar named "Eva" as a human-machine interface.
  • May: Hyundai HSC-1 - Completed on the eve of the 2009 Seoul International Motor Show, the Hyundai designers were told to "break the boundaries and be daringly creative" in creating the HSC-1. They were.
  • June: Honda Skydeck - Unveiled for the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, the futuristic Skydeck is the next generation of the minivan, a "multi-purpose 6-seater."
  • July: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics - The 2+2 sports car combines the performance of a BMW M vehicle with the economy and emissions of a small car. A three-cylinder diesel, a hybrid synchronous motor on the front wheels, and a full hybrid rear system provide 356 horsepower.
  • August: Citroën Revolte - This plug-in hybrid city car debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The sporty Revolte measures a city friendly 12-feet-4-inches long and 4-feet-4-inches high.
  • September: Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO - The Concept BlueZERO, which was on display at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, is a harbinger for Mercedes-Benz' small-car future in which multiple vehicles are based on a single, flexible architecture.
  • October: Mopar Jeep Lower Forty - Mopar, Chrysler's in-house aftermarket parts operation, took the Jeep Wrangler platform to a new extreme. The Jeep sports 40 x 13.5-inch tires on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels.
  • November: Infiniti Essence - This stylish concept was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show to celebrate Infiniti's 20th anniversary. The front-engine, two-seat coupe is fitted with twin turbochargers and direct injection to boost 434 horsepower.
  • December: Audi e-tron - The e-tron electric concept from the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show has an Audi Superframe aluminum alloy chassis and carbon fiber reinforced composite body - a combination that will be used in an Audi production vehicle.
  • January 2011: Renault Dacia Duster - This image-building crossover combines elements of a sporty coupe with multi-purpose functionality, with traditionally opening front doors and rear-hinged rear doors.

To order, visit www.sae.org and, under the "Magazines" section, click on Automobile Engineering International; then click on the calendar advertisement. Or, contact SAE Customer Service: 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1-724-776-4970 (outside U.S. and Canada); or e-mail CustomerService@sae.org 

SAE International is a global association of more than 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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