What's The Weirdest Engine You've Ever Seen?

You are looking at a 3,500 horsepower, 24-cylinder radial Pratt & Whitney Wasp Major engine, developed at the end of WWII for use in Boeing's successor to the Superfortress. It is mesmerizing. » 12/17/12 4:40pm 12/17/12 4:40pm

What's The Greatest Engine of All Time, Period?

You saw this coming, right? We argued over the merits of the best four-cylinder, the best inline six, and the best V8, and we'll get to the V6s, V12s, radials, and everything else... someday. Today, however, we choose the king. » 9/19/10 11:00pm 9/19/10 11:00pm

What's The Most Legendary Four-Banger Of All Time?

Last winter, we asked for your opinions on the Most Legendary V8 Of All Freakin' Time and the Most Legendary Inline Six... and then I totally spaced on what may be the most important Legendary Engine question of all! » 9/05/10 8:00pm 9/05/10 8:00pm

Engine Of The Day: Continental Motors

Engines manufactured by Continental 1920s and 1930s powered about four million cars, which seems moderately impressive. Read Daniel Strohl's list of Continental-powered marques, however, and you'll be floored! » 2/07/10 1:00pm 2/07/10 1:00pm

Engine Of The Day: Renault Ventoux

As we continue to work on the Ultimate Engine Survivors Honor Roll, certain engines start to stand out for their incredibly long lifespans. Here's one that was built in some form from 1947 through at least 1997. » 1/16/10 5:00pm 1/16/10 5:00pm

Question Of The Day: Most Legendary V8 Of All Freakin' Time?

After the agonized debate over the most legendary inline six of all time, we have no choice but to roll this grenade into the room! » 1/09/10 6:00pm 1/09/10 6:00pm

Question Of The Day: Most Legendary Inline Six Engine?

Now here's a QOTD that's sure to get the single-interest fanatics swinging their sabers at the neck-pipes of perceived infidels, but we're hoping that y'all can dredge up some, like, objectivity here: Which I6 engine is most legendary? » 1/03/10 6:00pm 1/03/10 6:00pm

Ass-Kickin' Engine of the Day: Rolls-Royce R

It isn't often that an engine makes the front page of Wikipedia, but not many engines score as high on the Ass-Kick-O-Meter™ as the Rolls-Royce R! » 12/26/09 7:00pm 12/26/09 7:00pm

Engine Of The Day: Ford Thriftpower Six

The great thing about this series is that we're nowhere near running out of engines that were made by the millions, for decades. Ford's workhorse I6 racked up close to a quarter-century of front-line service, from 1960 to 1984. » 12/06/09 4:00pm 12/06/09 4:00pm

Engine Of The Day: Studebaker V8

After World War II ended, Americans knew what they wanted: overhead-valve V8s and plenty of them! It took a few years, but almost every manufacturer had one by the mid-1950s. Studebaker joined the V8 club in 1951. » 11/15/09 4:00pm 11/15/09 4:00pm

Engine Of The Day: Toyota JZ

After we had Engine Of The Day Overload last weekend, I got the usual flurry of emails pointing out the really important stuff I'd overlooked. One engine kept coming up, though: the mighty Toyota JZ! » 10/25/09 3:00pm 10/25/09 3:00pm

Engine Of The Day: Buick V6

If we ever get around to doing an Ultimate Engine Survivors list (to accompany the Survivor Cars list), this engine will surely be near the top. 47 years and counting! » 10/10/09 5:00pm 10/10/09 5:00pm

Engine Of The Day: Nissan VG

With 20 years of service, installation in dozens of different vehicles, and an excellent racing record, the Nissan VG definitely deserves Engine Of The Day honors. » 10/04/09 1:00pm 10/04/09 1:00pm

Engine Of The Day: Chrysler Flathead Six

How long does an engine family need to survive in front-line use to become a legend? 42 years, like the Toyota R? 47, as with the small-block Chevy? Today's engine may have them both beat! » 9/05/09 11:00am 9/05/09 11:00am