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Automotive Engineering International 2010-01-19
Top new engines
AEI editors highlight the most significant powerplants of the new year and beyond.
The new 4.5-L engine for the 458 Italia challenges turbo units on power and specific output.
Significant changes to the Duratec 37 for the 2011 Mustang result in Camaro-beating power with 30-mpg efficiency.
Hyundai 2.4 Theta II GDI
The company revs output of its four-cylinder family with its first application of gasoline direct injection.
Porsche Turbo flat six
Direct injection and special dry-sump lubrication boost power and torque of the latest 911 Turbo powerhouse.
Nine years in development by Toyota and Yamaha, the 9000-rpm engine for Lexus' new LFA supercar boasts an abundance of titanium and a unique counterbalancer system.
Biomaterials boost sustainability
New car models will feature ever greater numbers of biologically based plastic components, but increased use of renewably sourced parts faces unique challenges.
hitting the ground running
Delphi technology chief Dr. Andrew Brown Jr. ascends the SAE's highest office and helps position the organization for long-term success.
Cooperation conquers design conflict
Designers and engineers often disagree over how new models can and should look, but the earlier they start cooperating the better the outcome for both.
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