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The Most Powerful Engines Ever Fitted In Production Cars

The first 200-mph supercars appeared in the 1980s, and since then, engine sizes have shrunk while maintaining or increasing their output. Here are some of the most powerful engines that ever fit into cars.

Here you will find the most strong engines ever installed in mass-produced automobiles. Turbocharging and supercharging are two forms of forced induction that achieve the same goal of increasing output and operating just as well. Both approaches are based on the same fundamental principle: increasing the volume of the combustion explosion by adding more air as well as fuel to the cylinders. The beauty behind forced induction is that, if the engine cylinder is robust enough, increasing the boost pressure simply results in greater power. It comes as no surprise that power outputs are always growing, thus we've examined the strong engines from the smallest 3-cylinder engines to the largest W16 engines seen in production vehicles.

Bugatti W16 engine

The Chiron, as its forerunner, is equipped with a remarkable powertrain that is unlike any other mass-produced vehicle. The strongest mass-produced engine to date has 16 cylinders in a "W" arrangement, with a volume of 8 liters, and is boosted to 1578 horsepower by four turbochargers. In August 2019, the Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300 became the first commercial car in history to break the 300 mph barrier, setting a new record with a top speed of 304.77 mph.

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12

The latest in a long-line racing special edition Lamborghinis, the Essenza, pushes performance to new heights with its V12 engine. Engineers have built the ideal GT racing vehicle in what is likely the last V12-powered Lamborghini ever. The SCV12 will be extremely rare due to its low manufacturing rate of only 40 vehicles. The Essenza employs the exact identical V12 6.5-liter engine as the SVJ, making it the most potent Lamborghini road vehicle ever made. Lamborghini engineers developed the SCV12 for track usage by rotating the engine for improved weight distribution and installing ram-air intakes, increasing power to 818 horsepower.

Dodge Viper ACR

The Viper, introduced by Dodge in 1992, was the company's reintroduction to big-block sporting vehicles, and it was widely hailed as the greatest muscle car in decades. The Viper's most distinctive feature is its 8-liter V10 engine, which was created by expanding Chrysler's LA V8 engine by two cylinders.

1750-Hp SSC Tuatara 

Although Shelby Sports Cars' Tuatara gets a leg up in the competition for the quickest production car, the finer points of the timing equipment are still being examined. Any mass-produced vehicle that can break the 331 mph barrier is remarkable in and of itself. The Tuatara, the world's fastest automobile, is powered by a 5.9-liter turbocharged engine producing 1750 horsepower and transmitting that power to the rear wheels using a gearbox more commonly found in helicopters.