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What's The Prettiest Engine Ever Made?

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What always weirds me out about modern car design is that you can have a completely futuristic car body, and then you lift the hood and the engine still looks like it came out of the 19th century.


Not all engines look aesthetically bad, though. There are ones with some cohesive style and others with charming complexity, like Lamborghini’s old V12.

I’m particularly fond of how it looked in the four-seat Espada of the ‘60s and ‘70s, with its carburetors and air filter covers laid on their sides. It looks like it could be a space ship.


What engine do you think looks the best?

Photo Credit: Lamborghini

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