The Devel Sixteen sounded like folklore when it was announced last year, but it’s real, and has almost hit the claimed horsepower numbers. Steve Morris Engines created the 12.3L quad-turbocharged V16 engine, which comes equipped with a billet block / camshaft and well as titanium valves, that recorded 4515 hp @ 6900 rpm and 3519 lb-ft of torque @ 6600 rpm while running at 36 psi of boost on the dyno. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a road test and engine sound video.
“When the boost levels were dropped to 20 psi, the massive engine still managed to deliver 3006 hp, more than three times the power of the Bugatti Veyron’s quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine. As if that wasn’t enough, it is claimed that the dyno being used couldn’t withstand over 4515 hp and that the engine itself actually has over 5000 hp on tap. For a production car, anything above 1500 hp is unprecedented and even the most insanely-tuned road cars rarely deliver over 2000 hp. Internal combustion engines themselves however, can pump out over 10,000 hp, most notably when used in top fuel dragsters,” reports Car Scoops.