Sure, this V8 engine may not be suitable for regular-sized cars, but it’s currently touted as the smallest in the world. According to David Ponce, “it works just like its bigger sibling, internally combusting its fuel, albeit with a paltry 45cc displacement.” Continue reading for a video and more information.

If you’re a technical person and want to know exactly what this engine consists of, this should help:

Scratch built 45cc V8 with Megasquirt MS2 fuel injection.made in the shed with an old manual Bridgeport mill and a 95 year old lathe.

Single fuel injector made from Punto injector internals.

Pressurised oil system, drilled crank, alloy block, cast iron wet liners, vernier cam pulleys, Walbro fuel pump, tungsten alloy flywheel, bead blasted and anodised finish, throttle pos sensor on butterfly shaft, 24tooth trigger wheel for megasquirt.



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