Watch This Engine Put out 4500 HP on the Dyno
We’ve done our part in covering the maybe-real-maybe-not Devel Sixteen hypercar, and done so with some skepticism, and why not? We’ve had our fair share of vaporware designs come into the fray and never make it past the designer’s table. But we’re pleased to see at least one more part of the Devel Sixteen take fruition and even seen it in action. The Devel Sixteen comes from Dubai, a place that is pretty well-versed in supercars and hypercars, but until now, did not one that it could call its own. We've seen shots of the Sixteen on the road, and we now have the latest video of this impressive powerplant testing on the dyno: RELATED: See the Mythical Devel Sixteen out on the Road!
The engine is a whopping 12.3 liters in displacement, has four turbos, 32 titanium valves, and is custom cylinder heads, cams, and crank. It has a target of 5,000 horsepower, which would make it the only 16-cylinder quad-turbo in a production car, and the most powerful production car in existence. And just look at those turbos!
As reported by Autofluence, they top our at 4,500 horsepower on the dyno. That’s 500 hp short of their goal, but still insanely impressive. The folks behind the Devel Sixteen will surely go back to work on extracting more power from this engine using cam timing and computer-aided tuning.
Putting all that power to the ground? That’s an entirely different story!
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