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What's The World's Largest Engine?

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This is the GE90-115B, the world's biggest jet engine. It's 18 feet long, 11.25 feet wide, and it weighs 18,260 pounds. It's set a world record for producing 127,900 lbf of thrust. Can you find a bigger engine?

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Yes, we're looking for the world's biggest engine. Feel free to post biggest by whatever measure you seem appropriate.

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Do you know the world's largest piston engine? Awesome. Do you know history's largest rocket engine? Sweet. Do you know the biggest engine ever fitted to a supersonic plane? Post it. We'll put them all together a reasonably comprehensive top ten tomorrow.

(QOTD is your chance to address the day's most pressing automotive questions and to experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits, and gleeful gearheads that make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good Question of the Day, send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.)

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The Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C. The world's largest 2-stroke. 89ft long and 44ft wide. Consuming more than 39 barrels of oil per hour, it costs $34/minute to run. Wow!

Here are the pistons(!):

And the crank(!):