Car engine is one of the most important construction components of any car. History knew a lot of really good power units. However, not every serial engine managed to surpass its time in terms of performance and reliability.
Alfa Romeo V6 Busso
The engine was designed by Italian engineer Giuseppe Busso, who worked on special Alfa Romeo projects in 1979. At that time, the working volume of the unit was 2.5 liters, and the power reached 160 horsepower. Later, the engine volume was increased first to 3, and then to 3.2 liters. What is remarkable about this power plant? At least the fact that for almost 40 years it exists without any serious changes in design. Officially, the Busso stopped production only in 2006, although the remaining engines are still working today.
Mercedes AMG 6.2 V8
Against the background of the aforementioned Italian engine, the German engine can be considered as “young”. It appeared in 2006 and became available in versions SL, CL, R, ML, S, CLK. Already in 2010, the German product was awarded the title “engine of the year”. The way to the new power unit in production AMG 6.2 V8 gave way only a few years ago. Now instead it is produced similar V8 units with a capacity of 5.5 liters.
BMW V10 S85
Another German engine that was developed with only one requirement in mind: maximum performance. The V10 S85 is based on several well-known German internal combustion engines of the sport type. The sound of the engine is reminiscent of the power plants in Formula 1 cars. With a working volume of 5 liters, the engine can produce up to 507 horsepower at its peak. Today, good-quality units of the BMW M5 E60 and BMW M3 E90 are produced on its basis.
Honda VTEC F20C
For a long time, this engine has remained one of the most productive engines on the planet. This is because the engine had a displacement of 2 liters and could produce up to 240 horsepower. The motor had the highest coefficient of maximum power until the Ferrari 458 Italia engine appeared on the market. The Honda engine was excellent in every way. However, the sports motor’s hold on production was prevented at one time by new stringent environmental requirements.
The history of this motor began back in the 1980s. With a volume of 6 liters, the engine is highly compact and reliable. In its original form, the unit served until 1999, when it was replaced by two new models. The engine produced up to 204 horsepower in the output back in the 1980s. Modern descendants of the VR6 develop up to 300 horsepower.