It’s Not Dead Yet; Devel Sixteen Engine Delivers 5,000 HP On Dyno

Four years since first appearing on our radar, it seems as if Dubai’s Devel Sixteen hypercar refuses to die.

In late 2015, a video surfaced online depicting the Sixteen’s custom-built quad-turbo, 12.3-liter V16 engine delivering 4,515 hp on an engine dyno. Fast forward to November 2017 and Steve Morris Engines has confirmed that the powertrain has finally reached the promised 5,000 hp mark.

During these recent tests, the engine delivered 5,007 hp and 3,900 lb-ft of torque, remarkable figures achieved largely thanks to the four 81 mm turbochargers and the expertise of Steve Morris Engines in building powertrains for drag cars.

As impressive as it is to see an engine pumping out this much power, you shouldn’t get your hopes up of seeing the Devel Sixteen on the street anytime soon. For starters, it will be nearly impossible for a street car to provide enough cooling for such an engine. Additionally, finding a transmission that can withstand this power and be suitable for street use is no mean feat.


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  • Kevin Tay

    Funny. the engine looks like it’s bigger than the car.

  • Infinite1

    They should get with Getrag for a transmission, if anyone can build a transmission that can take a beating, it’s Getrag.

  • Maricaibo

    Might work for offshore racing.

  • Blade t

    Might as well stick it in a boat….

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    • David mcCreery

      Ha! This deserves more upvotes.

  • Status

    Watch the fan vents on the back wall close when it hits the boosts. The turbos are causing negative pressure in the room.

  • Makos2016

    What about the problems with the tires? Bugatti glues the tires on the rim at 1200 bhp…. This here is not usable

    • KareKakk

      Solid tires moulded directly on special rims?


    Well, at least we got the engine. That’s the only good thing I can say about the Devel Sixteen. Maybe they can build a boat around the engine or something.


  • Incog Nito

    Well, the engine also has an uranium enrichment equipment inside as it only can move 10km with a standart gasoline tank