Video: The world's most powerful diesel engine

When it comes to engines bigger is better, right? Well, take a look at this video of the Wärtsilä 14RT-flex96C — a turbocharged two-stroke diesel engine that’s described as the most powerful diesel in the world.


The Finnish common-rail 14-cylinder beast is the world’s most powerful reciprocating engine, developing a maximum continuous power output of 107,400 horsepower (80,000kW) at 102 rpm.

Just as impressive is its size — 13.5 metres high, 26.6 metres long and weighing over 2,300 tonnes.

The cylinder bore is 96cm and it has a 250cm piston stroke.

As you’d expect, a diesel engine of this size needs a supersized vessel.

It’s used in container ships transporting in the region of 16,000 boxes, such as the 11,000-TEU Emma Maersk.


On the other end of the scale is the 1hp vehicle captured in the video below.

Thankfully the UK truck driver was paying attention to those around him and pulled up short of the galloper!


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