Cars with biggest engines

Top 40 cars with largest engines. Updated September 2022.

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. 1996 Hennessey Viper Venom 650R 8.4 Photo of 1996 Hennessey Viper Venom 650R
4. 2016 Dodge Viper ACR 8.4 Photo of 2016 Dodge Viper ACR
5. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 8.4 Photo of 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10
6. 2017 VLF Force 1 V10 8.4 Photo of 2017 VLF Force 1 V10
7. 2013 SRT Viper GTS 8.4 Photo of 2013 SRT Viper GTS
8. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR 8.4 Photo of 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
9. 2010 SRT Viper ACR-X 8.4 Photo of 2010 SRT Viper ACR-X
10. 2013 SRT Viper TA 8.4 Photo of 2013 SRT Viper TA
11. 2015 Dodge Viper T/A 8.4 Photo of 2015 Dodge Viper T/A
12. 2013 GTA Motors Spano 8.4 Photo of 2013 GTA Motors Spano
13. 2013 SRT Viper 8.4 Photo of 2013 SRT Viper
14. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster 8.4 Photo of 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster
15. 2015 Dodge Viper GTC 8.4 Photo of 2015 Dodge Viper GTC
16. 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster 8.3 Photo of 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster
17. 2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10 8.3 Photo of 2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10
18. 2010 GTA Motors Spano 8.3 Photo of 2010 GTA Motors Spano
19. 2005 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron 8.0 Photo of 2005 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron
20. 2007 Bristol Fighter T 8.0 Photo of 2007 Bristol Fighter T
21. 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 8.0 Photo of 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
22. 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport 8.0 Photo of 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport
23. 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 8.0 Photo of 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10
24. 2019 Bugatti Centodieci 8.0 Photo of 2019 Bugatti Centodieci
25. 2008 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 8.0 Photo of 2008 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
26. 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 8.0 Photo of 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
27. 2018 Bugatti Divo 8.0 Photo of 2018 Bugatti Divo
28. 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ 8.0 Photo of 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
29. 2003 Bristol Fighter 8.0 Photo of 2003 Bristol Fighter
30. 1997 Dodge Viper GTS 8.0 Photo of 1997 Dodge Viper GTS
31. 1996 Dodge Viper RT/10 8.0 Photo of 1996 Dodge Viper RT/10
32. 1999 Dodge Viper ACR 8.0 Photo of 1999 Dodge Viper ACR
33. 1999 Dodge Viper GT2 8.0 Photo of 1999 Dodge Viper GT2
34. 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 8.0 Photo of 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10
35. 2019 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport 8.0 Photo of 2019 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
36. 2021 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 8.0 Photo of 2021 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
37. 2023 Bugatti W16 Mistral Roadster 8.0 Photo of 2023 Bugatti W16 Mistral Roadster
38. 1998 Dodge Viper GTS 8.0 Photo of 1998 Dodge Viper GTS
39. 2022 Delage D12 Speedster 7.6 Photo of 2022 Delage D12 Speedster
40. 2022 Delage D12 Club 7.6 Photo of 2022 Delage D12 Club

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 09/17/2022, last addition - Delage D12 Speedster.