We think it’s safe to say this creation here advances the chapter in the never-ending pursuit for power. The project stems from Dubai-based supercar maker, Devel Sixteen, and previously the company told of its vehicle’s engine 5,000 hp figure.
At the time, there simply wasn’t any proof the car could actually mange this kind of power. But, here we have our pudding, in which the proof is (nearly) there. The company has released a video of its small-block based powertrain: a 12.3-liter V16 engine utilizing four turbochargers. And they’ve taken the engine to the dyno to see what it does.
The results? 4,515 hp at 6,900 RPM, and 3,519 lb-ft of torque at 6,600 RPM. Switch the engine to regular pump gas, and the figures are still out of this world: 3,006 hp and 2,407 lb-ft of torque.
So, the engine is nearly up for the 5,000 hp benchmark, but it remains to be seen how the gobs of power will actually be sent to the pavement, or what kind of transmission could actually handle those substantial figures.
Devel Sixteen has teamed up with Steve Morris Engines to really begin bringing the whole project to life, and the video claims the engine had more to give. Maybe 5,000 hp isn’t so out of reach? Check out the video for yourself up above.