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This 16.5-Litre V8 Is 1,001 Cubic Inches Of Pure Insanity

Weighing in at a monstrous 1,001 cubic inches, this could certainly be one of the largest engines mounted into a road car. It’s a 16.5-litre V8, and while more in-depth information isn’t available on this monster, what you really came here to see is this engine roar into life as it’s being tested by its builder Peter Thau in Denmark.

He says it’s got 1,600 horsepower, and is now sat in a classic C3 Corvette with a rev that shakes the car from left to right.

It even sounds incredible on tick over, but as you can hear from the first video embedded above, it’s got a growl that could make any petrolhead weak at the knees.

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Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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