Contemporary Duesenberg!

Old Guard
02-23-2006, 12:01 PM

Duesenberg Torpedo® Coupe
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. (, 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 (, 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.
Be sure to check back for updates on the progress on America's newest luxury automobile, updates will be posted frequently.
Currently in development with planned market introduction January 2007.

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UNIQUE POWER PLANT. To infuse the car with a literal sense of power -- and an innovative edge over other luxury vehicles -- Teague and David Hartje, CEO of Duesenberg Custom Coach, are planning to outfit it with a groundbreaking new engine designed by Eddie Paul, an El Segundo (Calif.) car designer and principal of E.P. Industries.

Known for the one-off cars he's created for Hollywood films like The Fast and the Furious, Paul is developing a superlight-weight, fuel-efficient engine called the Cylindrical Energy Module (CEM) engine. The design is based on a pump that Paul patented in 1992 that's used by firefighters and the U.S. Forestry Dept. The three men believe its possible debut in the new Duesie will associate the revivified brand with the same spirit of innovation that the original company was known for.

Paul's 12-cylinder engine is scalable, and prototypes have been made in sizes as small as that of an average watermelon and weighing only 100 pounds each (some car engines can reach 1,000 pounds in weight). Unlike most car engines, which are stationary, the CEM rotates and in the process draws the car's fuel in to self-lubricate. As a result, no oil pump is necessary.

POWER TO SPARE. The mechanism features just one spark plug at each end and emits one-sixth of the heat of a typical car engine, so it can be air-cooled. It's also designed to accommodate both standard and diesel fuel. With gas prices at an all-time high, and eco-friendly cars like the Toyota Prius becoming a status symbol among movie stars (Cameron Diaz and Larry David own them), the addition of the CEM to the Duesenberg Torpedo Coupe might just add to its appeal.

Old Guard
02-23-2006, 01:13 PM
For technical people:
click on CEM for info about the engine.

09-15-2007, 09:20 AM
I love this.

12-06-2007, 07:01 PM
The rear looks oddly like a Gallardo...just an observation

03-12-2009, 12:42 AM
I've noticed something fishy. Both the Packard and Duesenberg names were purchased in 1996 and promised comebacks, now neither have come back and I am disappointed. And that new engine idea is ridiculous and it sounds like a joke. At least the Packard folks stuck with tradition and made a good old fashioned American V12, not to mention they actually made a real working prototype car.

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