OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? - Honda-Tech

Go Back   >
Log In 


OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2002, 08:56 AM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
4doorH22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Kensington, MD, USA
Posts: 5,056
Default OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine?

Out of sheer, morbid curiosity, I'm looking for the world's most powerful IC engine. Best I can find is the 12-cylinder 2-stroke diesel Sulzer 12RTA96C marine engine:

960mm bore and 2,500mm stroke
89,640 BHP@100 rpm
2,030 tons

Anyone know of anything bigger?



[Modified by 4doorH22, 12:57 PM 1/9/2002]
4doorH22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 09:32 AM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
 
WRXRacer111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 2,161
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (4doorH22)

that would be pretty darn cool to have 89,640hp in your car. Seriously though, I'll peak around on the internet but have NO idea what could come close to that.
WRXRacer111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 09:51 AM   #3
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
4doorH22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Kensington, MD, USA
Posts: 5,056
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (WRXRacer111)

Oh you don't have to look around. I just wanted to post up that behemoth. You know, like Tim Allen says: "POWER ARRRRRRR."
I'm trying to calculate the displacement and torque, but am getting dyslexic trying to place the decimal point.
4doorH22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 09:57 AM   #4
Honda-Tech Member
 
Mike P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 2,194
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (4doorH22)

my best shot was 235,000L for displacement. hp/L is at a meager 2.63, with my crude (and probably incorrect) calculations.
Mike P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 10:01 AM   #5
Honda-Tech Member
 
Big Phat R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 6,918
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (4doorH22)

Hyundai makes bigger marine engines than that - for supertankers.....I will try to find a pic.....
Big Phat R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 10:05 AM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
4doorH22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Kensington, MD, USA
Posts: 5,056
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (Big Phat R)

hmmmm I'm getting 21,714 liters and I think Hyundai uses Sulzer engines for their supertankers.
4doorH22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 10:06 AM   #7
Honda-Tech Member
 
B18CXr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 5,790
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (4doorH22)

torque, not HP, is the key to that beast.
B18CXr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 10:11 AM   #8
Trial User
 
StageOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Denial, USA
Posts: 1,090
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (4doorH22)

I got the same thing, 21,714 Liters.

Pi * 48^2 * 250 = Volume in CCs
/1000 = Liters * 12 cylinders = Displacement in Liters

Thats great and all, but it doesn't have VTEC.

StageOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 10:12 AM   #9
New User
 
Drew M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: I hate, you
Posts: 9,001
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (4doorH22)

I got 1,325,103.639 ci. which is 21715.89 liters.

I also guessed at a torque calculation and I got 4707892.8lb-ft


[Modified by Cobra, 2:14 PM 1/9/2002]
Drew M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 10:16 AM   #10
Honda-Tech Member
 
Mike P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 2,194
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (StageOne)

whoops...I guess I would get that if I can't even read the specs right in front of me. For some asanine reason, I used 50 for the radius!
Mike P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 10:19 AM   #11
Honda-Tech Member
 
Willard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 11,970
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (B18CXr)

Quote:
torque, not HP, is the key to that beast.
@100 rpm

?

Wanna drop that in you beater for a sleeper hybrid?

Will
Willard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 10:21 AM   #12
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Durham, NC, USA
Posts: 591
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (Mike P.)

http://www.manbw.dk/

This looks like the site to go for some basics.

They most powerful they have is a Diesel engine for electric power generation. It is rated at 80MW. That translates to 108,811 HP.

Scott
celica73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 10:39 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
JG Luder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Boo, did I scare you, US
Posts: 13,071
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (celica73)

Gooooooooooooooooooddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.

JG- who shudders to think of what kind of tools it would take and how much they would cost.
JG Luder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 11:25 AM   #14
jsi
Honda-Tech Member
 
jsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Posts: 1,260
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine?

In a Danny DeVito voice: "4 million ft-lbs, 4 mmmmmillion ft-lbs, 4 mmmmmmmmillion ft-lbs" , or something like that...

hehe those engines dont count. How bout something that fits into a 4-wheeled vehicle that weighs less than say, 5 tons? TopFuel engines would have to be at at the top of the list. What are they pushing these days 7-8,000hp?
jsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 11:36 AM   #15
New User
 
Drew M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: I hate, you
Posts: 9,001
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (jsi)

They are anywhere from 6000 to 8000HP depending on who you ask.

In a 4-wheel vehicle huh?


10,000HP


45,200HP




100,000HP - 75Mw
Drew M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 11:39 AM   #16
SJR
Member
 
SJR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Haymarket, VA, USA
Posts: 2,207
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (Cobra)

the first one is all good, but I don't think jet engines qualify as internal combustion, or do they?

SJR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 11:55 AM   #17
jsi
Honda-Tech Member
 
jsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Posts: 1,260
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (Cobra)

nah, Jet engines don't qualify as internal combustion. Unless you happen to be standing too close to the intake side when it goes full throttle, ehehe
jsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 12:05 PM   #18
Honda-Tech Member
 
Willard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 11,970
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (jsi)

Then your "internals" are combusted.

Will
Willard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 12:09 PM   #19
New User
 
Drew M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: I hate, you
Posts: 9,001
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (jsi)

It depends on what you are using to define an IC engine. A jet engine has a combustion chamber but lacks pistons and other reciprocating parts.

Drew M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 12:26 PM   #20
Honda-Tech Member
 
WRXRacer111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 2,161
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (Cobra)

Has anyone seen that Integra drag car in maybe Super Street or Import Tuner this month?

4-cylinders, 4.8 liters, 4000hp created from 55psi boost. LOL, certainly the first 1000hp/cylinder 4-pot I've ever heard of.

Anyone wanna wager how much the engine components on that beast weigh? I wonder if it's piston-port or rotary valve or what... I wonder how many times more those pistons weigh compared to our cars.

Chris, who thinks that's probably the only engine that needs a crane to hoist a piston ring and would hate to be the poor guy in charge of doing a top-end rebuild on that.


[Modified by WRXRacer111, 1:28 PM 1/9/2002]
WRXRacer111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 04:04 PM   #21
.RJ
Senior Member
 
.RJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: RIP Craig Jones
Posts: 30,830
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (Cobra)

Well... the combustion in a jet engine isnt really contained internally by any means, and even less so if you consider an afterburner. The combustion with a piston/rotary engine is wholly contained inside the motor.

-Ryan

Quote:
It depends on what you are using to define an IC engine. A jet engine has a combustion chamber but lacks pistons and other reciprocating parts.

.RJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 05:38 PM   #22
Honda-Tech Member
 
Willard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 11,970
Default Re: OT: world's most powerful internal combustion engine? (Type-RJ)



Will
Willard is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
France to phase out diesel passenger cars. xtrac1 General Discussion and Debate 25 01-23-2015 08:21 PM
J's vs. Mugen header on F22 (yes I searched) 4doorH22 Honda S2000 14 09-26-2009 04:49 PM
Diesel Powered Baby Carriage!!!!! 93Accord117 General Discussion and Debate 8 12-07-2007 10:19 AM
So you wanna recharge your R12? 4doorH22 Honda Accord (1990 - 2002) 14 06-11-2002 06:47 PM
H22 rod length?? 4doorH22 Honda Prelude 5 03-31-2002 07:06 PM


Tags
12rta96c, 8000, ajet, bore, combusti, combustion, engine, hp, ic, integra, internal, list, powerful, world, worlds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:03 PM.



Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.