Forget What You Heard, Pistons Are Better Than Everything

“There’s no replacement for displacement,” morons say. “Slap a turbo on it,” is the mantra of cretins everywhere. “The future is electric propulsion,” insist socially awkward futurists that no one likes to eat lunch with. None of these people are smart. True connoisseurs love pistons.

A lot of pistons. As many pistons as you can get. “Oh, but more pistons means more displacement,” say the uninspired and dumb. No. I want a 1.5-liter V16.

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These are the best-sounding engines in the world, and there is no argument.

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Michael Ballaban

Deputy Editor, Jalopnik. 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross.

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