Everyone knows that the engine is the heart of any vehicle, from a small runabout to a huge dry cargo ship. No one is surprised if a large liner has an engine of incredible power, but when it comes to cars, things are different.
The average power rating of a city car we are used to varies from 90 to 150 horsepower, and when we see a device whose iron heart produces more than two hundred horsepower, we look at it with admiration and slight envy.
But if a serial car has a capacity of more than a thousand, two or even four thousand horsepower, and the engine volume exceeds ten liters, sometimes words are simply not enough.
The engine race, like the arms race, began a long time ago, literally from the moment the first car was released and has now reached its climax. Before one company has time to release its unique supercar, another is already in a hurry to announce its own, even faster, and a more powerful car.
Our today’s rating will tell you about the ten largest and most powerful engines in the world.
- 10. Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12 1 100 l. with.
- 9. Locus Plethore, 1300 liters. with.
- 8. Ultimate Aero tt, 1 350 HP with.
- 7. Koenigsegg One: 1, 1 360 HP with.
- 6. Bugatti Chiron, 1,500 HP with.
- 5. Hennessey Venom GT, 1600 l. with.
- 4. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren V10, 1600 l. with.
- 3. Lamborghini Aventador LP, 1600 l. with.
- 2. Dagger GT, 2500 l. with.
- 1. Devel Sixteen, 5000 l. with.
10. Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12 1 100 l. with.
Opening up our top engine is the Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12 with 1100 horsepower. This power unit allows you to reach an indicator of one hundred kilometers per hour in just 2.4 seconds.
This six-cylinder monster with a volume of 3.8 liters is capable of reaching speeds of up to 275 kilometers per hour. Unlike the previous version, the new Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12 received updated cylinder blocks, an injector and a special, more aggressive firmware.
Nissan engineers gave the owners of this sports car the opportunity to refuel their cars with racing fuel with an increased octane number, which turns an already powerful iron horse into a real beast on the road.
9. Locus Plethore, 1300 liters. with.
The crazy Locus Plethore engine produces 1,300 horsepower, which is not surprising given its 8.2-liter displacement. The eight-cylinder unit accelerates the sports car to a speed of 385 kilometers per hour, and gains the cherished hundred in just 2.8 seconds.
The engine, installed in the brainchild of Canadian engineers, can rightfully be considered one of the most powerful car engines in the world.
One of the distinguishing features of the Locus Plethore, in addition to power and speed, is the steering wheel. It is located not on the left, as in the cars we are used to, and not even on the right, as in English or Asian cars, but in the center, like in Formula-1 racing cars. This supercar costs more than 280 thousand dollars.
8. Ultimate Aero tt, 1 350 HP with.
A V-shaped, eight-cylinder petrol turbo engine with a volume of 6.2 liters accelerates the American supercar of the Shelby company to an unimaginable 437 kilometers per hour. With the help of this power unit, whose power is equal to 1350 horsepower, acceleration to one hundred kilometers per hour takes just 2.8 seconds.
It is worth noting that the car was developed specifically to establish a new and conquer the old speed record. To withstand the unthinkable loads and temperatures during operation of the Ultimate Aero tt , it was decided to make all engine components from aluminum.
7. Koenigsegg One: 1, 1 360 HP with.
The power plant of the Swedish supercar Koenigsegg One 1 has a capacity of 1360 horsepower. The five-liter brainchild of engineers is made entirely of aluminum, which makes it also one of the lightest engines in the world.
With the help of an eight-cylinder engine, the car gains 400 kilometers per hour in 20 seconds, and the maximum speed is 440 km / h. Perhaps a car with such an engine is the dream of every lover of power and beauty.
6. Bugatti Chiron, 1,500 HP with.
The Bugatti Chiron has an eight-liter engine with a mind-boggling 1,500 horsepower, which allows the sports car to accelerate to a hundred in just two and a half seconds. The maximum speed that the Bugatti Chiron is capable of developing with the help of its iron heart is 420 kilometers per hour.
The power unit is equipped with four turbines operating in pairs. The company’s engineers had to completely redesign the cooling system, which includes as many as ten radiators. For a car of this power, there are queues of the richest people in the world, despite the fact that sometimes you have to wait for a car for at least a year.
Each copy is made individually for its owner and he takes an active part in the choice of materials for the salon. What could be better for speed lovers?
5. Hennessey Venom GT, 1600 l. with.
1600 horsepower. 467 kilometers per hour. This is all about the Hennessey Venom GT engine with a displacement of 6.2 liters, which is capable of accelerating the brainchild of American engineers to 300 kilometers per hour in just 13 seconds.
Another fact that proves the uniqueness of this engine is that all its main components were created on a 3D printer.
In total, it is planned to produce 24 such cars, each of which will cost more than one and a half million dollars. And many are already aiming at this purchase, such a price does not scare away those who know a lot about powerful engines.
4. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren V10, 1600 l. with.
This supercar model is equipped with an engine with a capacity of 1600 horsepower and is capable of speeds up to 375 kilometers per hour. With this engine, the SLR McLaren V10 accelerates to 100 km / h in 2 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars in the world. Ten cylinders, as well as the presence of four turbines, greatly contribute to maintaining this status.
Engine power can be the envy of many popular cars. With its representative appearance, this car arouses only admiration and opinion does not change after reading its characteristics.
3. Lamborghini Aventador LP, 1600 l. with.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP was first shown at the 2012 Miami Auto Show. The engine shocked the audience with a volume of 6 and a half liters, the presence of 12 cylinders and a capacity of 1600 horsepower.
Thanks to such sky-high values, the supercar is able to reach a top speed of 375 kilometers per hour, and the car reaches a hundred kilometers per hour in 2.1 seconds.
2. Dagger GT, 2500 l. with.
We are approaching the most powerful cars in the world. The Dagger GT hypercar is still under development, but the data provided by the American corporation is shocking.
Engineers assure that this unit will be equipped with a power plant with a capacity of 2,500 horsepower. As conceived by the creators, the car should accelerate to one hundred km / h in 1.6 seconds, and the maximum speed is 480 kilometers per hour.
1. Devel Sixteen, 5000 l. with.
And the first place among the engines with the largest amount of power is occupied by the Devel Sixteen , whose power is equal to 5 thousand horsepower. The engine was created by an American company, which has already become famous for the highest power indicators in the development of other machines.
The volume of the Devel Sixteen is, attention, 12.3 liters, and the maximum speed mark goes beyond the cosmic 500 kilometers per hour. The engine is equipped with four turbines with a diameter of 81 millimeters each, which accelerates this futuristic hypercar to a hundred in one and a half seconds. It took more than one year to create this masterpiece.