The Devel is a supercar, made in Dubai, that has not been seen since it was first shown in 2013. However, the engine can be seen running in YouTube when it was being dyno tuned. Now this is where it becomes very interesting. It is not a V8, but is a V16 displacing 12.3 liters and has four 81 mm turbochargers.
On its first pull on the dyno they recorded:
4,515 horsepower at 6,900 rpm and pushing 36 psi of boost.
3,519 lb-ft of torque at 6,600 rpm and 36 psi of boost.
3,006 horsepower at 6,900 rpm when dropped to 20 psi of boost and running pump gas.
2,407 lb-ft of torque at the lower settings.
V16, quad turbo.
The creators of the Devel Sixteen have teamed up with Steve Morris Engines in the USA to bring this concept to life. The engine was built from a billet block and camshaft, titanium valves, and those aforementioned supersized turbos. In the description of the video, it is revealed that the engine dyno couldn’t hold more power above the 4,515 horsepower figure th e engine was generating. There was more to be had, apparently, and the video claims the engine has more than 5,000 horses.
The Devel people claim that in their car, this engine will allow them to record a zero to 100 km/h in 1.8 seconds!
On paper, that might be so, but just how are they going to get 5,000 horsepower to the ground? Traction required?
Whatever, it is an engineering tour de force, but totally impractical!