Truck With 100,000 Horsepower Engine

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

Well, I didn’t exactly say it was the truck’s propulsion engine. But take a good look at this picture, especially the cab of the truck way down in front and low, in order to get the proper scale of the payload on this mover of prime movers. More info on this mammoth straight-eight and the world’s largest diesel engines as well as the Eugene variation on this theme after the jump:

The giant diesel engine is headed for the bowels of a container ship. Actually, I don’t know if this particular engine has 100k hp, but follow this link to the world’s biggest marine engines which exceed that number. And the redline? 102 rpm. Bonus points if you can identify the engine in the back of the Toyota.

Well, on that high (Lux) note, we’ll conclude this edition of Truck Saturday on TTAT. Thanks for sharing my other wheeled loves. Shall we have a train day?

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  • Nutsaboutcars Nutsaboutcars on Dec 07, 2009

    PS You can live in one of the cylinders of those 12-14 cyl 100,000 HP engines, even in one of the smaller ones (30,000 HP or so). But the engine room is very noisy and very hot. Nuclear power is not an economic option for even the biggest ships, which travel at 15-25 knots and need far less than 100,000 HP. It is used only on 360,000 HP or so, 40-knot aircraft carriers and also 40 kn or so Subs.


    I'm trying to find one these engines to photograph for a film project. does anyone know where I can locate one? is there an engine of this scale in the US?

  • AZFelix Fun duo who lived and worked in China for many years have a candid and crushing assessment on their EV manufacturing.
  • Vatchy Just think how many electric vehicles could be charged from a new nuclear power plant...
  • Arthur Dailey 'The capitalists will sell use the very rope that we use to hang them.' In our household we have cut down our shopping/spending and pay more to purchase products from 1st world nations or 2nd world nations that are our 'allies'. That also means quite often only buying and eating fruit and vegetables that are in season. Just like our parents and grandparents did.At least TTAC published an article on May 21st regarding LAN transformers that contravene the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act being used in some BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, and VW products?
  • ToolGuy I wouldn't buy any old Chinese brand of vehicle, but the right EV at the right price, maybe possibly yes. If you told me this would alarm Ford and torque off FreedMike, all the better. 😉P.S. I would *definitely* consider an EV made in Taiwan. Take that, paramount leader!P.P.S. China batteries/components to convert one of my ICE vehicles to EV? Yes.
  • Wolfwagen I expect Renault to be less popular than Fiat