I guess we're not the only ones with a sick sense of engine-building humor. Thomas Johansson, an engineering graduate student at Sweden's Lule university of technology, created the engine some of the Jalops proposed last week in conversation — a W9. Why, we asked, couldn't someone create an engine with three rows of three cylinders — like a triple helping of the Bl riot XI aircraft's Anzani W3. We're not sure what Johansson plans to do with his creation, or whether it was just a because-I-can exercise, but we'd like to see it in an old rally Saab, or powering some manner of Eastern European flatbed (either one). [Thanks to David for the tip.]

W-9 Engine [Atom Racing]

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