Cars with biggest engines

Top 40 cars with largest engines. Updated August 2020.

Bigger is almost always better when it comes to performance car engines. Larger displacement implies more torque and usually more cylinders with higher peak power.

Due to emissions concerns and taxes based on engine displacement, car manufacturers have benn "downsizing" engine capacity across all segments - what used to small 4 cylinder engine now becomes even smaller 3, and what used to be a V6 will likely be replaced by turbo 4.

For supercars taxes and emissions are less relevant, and large 8, 10 or even 12 cylinder engines with displacement over 5000 cc are common.

This list ranks cars based on displacement (cubic capacity) and only includes cars designed and manufactured since 1990. This age limit filters out classic cars which would otherwise crowd this list, leaving little room for contemporary models that most people can buy today.

By far the most frequent name on this list is "Viper" - in 1991 Dodge designed a sports car with unusually large, truck-derived V10 engine, which still today is one of the largest ever used in passenger car.

# make & model Liters▼ Image
1. 2006 Isdera Autobahnkurier 116i 10.0 Photo of 2006 Isdera Autobahnkurier 116i
2. 2021 Factory Five F9R 9.5 Photo of 2021 Factory Five F9R
3. 2016 Dodge Viper ACR 8.4 Photo of 2016 Dodge Viper ACR
4. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 8.4 Photo of 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10
5. 2017 VLF Force 1 V10 8.4 Photo of 2017 VLF Force 1 V10
6. 2013 SRT Viper GTS 8.4 Photo of 2013 SRT Viper GTS
7. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR 8.4 Photo of 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
8. 2010 SRT Viper ACR-X 8.4 Photo of 2010 SRT Viper ACR-X
9. 2013 SRT Viper TA 8.4 Photo of 2013 SRT Viper TA
10. 2015 Dodge Viper T/A 8.4 Photo of 2015 Dodge Viper T/A
11. 2013 GTA Motors Spano 8.4 Photo of 2013 GTA Motors Spano
12. 2013 SRT Viper 8.4 Photo of 2013 SRT Viper
13. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster 8.4 Photo of 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster
14. 2015 Dodge Viper GTC 8.4 Photo of 2015 Dodge Viper GTC
15. 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster 8.3 Photo of 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster
16. 2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10 8.3 Photo of 2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10
17. 2010 GTA Motors Spano 8.3 Photo of 2010 GTA Motors Spano
18. 2005 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron 8.0 Photo of 2005 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron
19. 2007 Bristol Fighter T 8.0 Photo of 2007 Bristol Fighter T
20. 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 8.0 Photo of 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
21. 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport 8.0 Photo of 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport
22. 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 8.0 Photo of 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10
23. 2019 Bugatti Centodieci 8.0 Photo of 2019 Bugatti Centodieci
24. 2008 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 8.0 Photo of 2008 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
25. 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 8.0 Photo of 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
26. 2018 Bugatti Divo 8.0 Photo of 2018 Bugatti Divo
27. 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ 8.0 Photo of 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
28. 2003 Bristol Fighter 8.0 Photo of 2003 Bristol Fighter
29. 1997 Dodge Viper GTS 8.0 Photo of 1997 Dodge Viper GTS
30. 1996 Dodge Viper RT/10 8.0 Photo of 1996 Dodge Viper RT/10
31. 1999 Dodge Viper ACR 8.0 Photo of 1999 Dodge Viper ACR
32. 1999 Dodge Viper GT2 8.0 Photo of 1999 Dodge Viper GT2
33. 2019 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport 8.0 Photo of 2019 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
34. 2017 Hennessey Venom F5 7.4 Photo of 2017 Hennessey Venom F5
35. 2005 Pagani Zonda F 7.3 Photo of 2005 Pagani Zonda F
36. 2005 Pagani Zonda C12-S 7.3 Roadster 7.3 Photo of 2005 Pagani Zonda C12-S 7.3 Roadster
37. 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadaster 7.3 Photo of 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadaster
38. 2002 Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3 Photo of 2002 Pagani Zonda C12 S
39. 2005 Pagani Zonda F Clubsport 7.3 Photo of 2005 Pagani Zonda F Clubsport
40. 2017 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta 7.3 Photo of 2017 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 08/27/2020, last addition - Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport.