“Downsizing” is the reduction of engine capacity, normally of gasoline engines, to accentuate efficiency thereof homologating emissions and consumption values which were unthinkable years ago. In the last ten years or so, few vehicle manufacturers have stopped betting on that concept.
However, there are other brands that keep their offer of powerful cars with huge engines, as there are also enthusiasts of this type of propellers:
8.4 V10 Dodge Viper
This American pure breed, also called SRT ‘ -Street and Race Technology-, has an output of 640 hp and maximum torque of 813 Nm. It has benefited from the alliance with Fiat Group and used the same suppliers as Ferrari and Maserati.
6749 Rolls-Royce V12
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead
The British manufacturer has always been known for its opulence, which is demonstrated by this engine, used in the Phantom and Phantom Drophead models. It delivers an output of 453 hp and a maximum torque of 719 Nm; it is indeed known for its consumption -more 15,5l / 100km on average, although it is able to move more the 2.5 tons Phantom from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds. Its price starts from 476,233 euros.
Lamborghini V12 6.5
The Lamborghini Aventador, both in its coupe and the roadster variant, has an impressive engine of 700 hp and 697 Nm. The performances are brutal: 0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds -3.0 seconds if the model is without roof and 350 km / h top speed. Logically, the consumption reaches more than 16l / 100km on average, and the price is not very cheap: starting from 357,100 euro.
Audi 6.3 W12
The Audi A8 long wheelbase which includes this engine is not available for sale in our Europe, because the units do not match European taste. However, it remains a very striking model because of its 12-cylinder W arrangement and 500 hp, its over 5 m length and the fact that is accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds.
Bentley V8 6.75
The proud owner of 6,750 cc engine is the Bentley Mulsanne, a super luxury saloon car of over 5.5 meters long. It has a base price of 330,160 euros, and with its 513 hp and 1,019 Nm of maximum torque it reaches 100 km / h from standstill in 5.3 seconds. Top speed is estimated at 296 km / h.