The complexities of what makes an engine run both keep me up at night, and get me out of bed in the morning. They are truly amazing, and so much go into them. Now let’s see some supersize ones to really get a feel of what wonder an engine is. This video explores ten of the biggest engines out there by application (what they go in).
10. Biggest Car Engine
The biggest engine ever built for a car went into a Fiat S76. It was a 28 liter engine that was made for racing.
9. Biggest Semi-Truck Engine
Made of two 12-cylinder engines, this engine has eight superchargers and nitrous.
8. Biggest Single Cylinder Engine
With a 38” stroke, this biggest single cylinder engine going to the De La Vergne engine.
7. Biggest Piston Aircraft Engine
A 5,000 horsepower Lycoming XR-7755 engine is the most beastly aircraft engine.
6. Biggest Turbofan Engine
General Electrics GE-90 has 115000 lbf twin shaft axial flow, making it the baddest turbofan engine made.
5. Biggest Rocket Engine
This is the most powerful engine made, coming in at 1,500,000 lbf 165 second burn time to escape the Earth’s thrust.
4. Biggest Heavy Equipment Engine
The 20-cylinder CAT 797F makes 4,000 horsepower.
3. Biggest Train Engine
Trains have some of the biggest ground engines, and this one is the king of them all — it makes 8,500 horsepower and was only used for a short amount of time.
2. Biggest Diesel Generator Engine
A plant in India uses this 50 mega-watt generator that produces 70,000 horsepower.
1. Biggest Marine Engine
The monster to close the list is a massive marine engine. This 14RT-FLEX96C marine engine makes 5,600,000 lb-ft 102 and 100,000 horsepower.
Next time you think you have the biggest and baddest engine out there, think again. This really adds some perspective to the old adage that there’s ‘always someone with more a more powerful engine out there’ — unless you’re number one on this list, that’s absolutely true!
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