Cars with biggest cylinders

Top 40 cars with largest pistons and cylinders. Updated June 2022.

Larger pistons will generate more torque and power, and bigger, stronger moving parts will last longer.

The price to pay is more mass and more vibration, which is why cars have multiple cylinders and we don't drive around in cars powered by oversize dirtbike engines.

Having multiple cylinders solves the vibration and engine smoothness, but having both big and multiple cylinders is really the best for maximum power.

Large piston multi-cylinder engines are problematic due to size of the engine, overall mass and manufacturing cost. Not to mention fuel efficiency and emissions.

# make & model Cc▼ Image
1. 1997 Nissan Skyline GTR R33 400R 1400 Photo of 1997 Nissan Skyline GTR R33 400R
2. 2003 Nissan Skyline GTR R34 Z-Tune 1300 Photo of 2003 Nissan Skyline GTR R34 Z-Tune
3. 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 1145 Photo of 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero
4. 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible 1024 Photo of 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
5. 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado 1024 Photo of 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado
6. 2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler 1000 Photo of 2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler
7. 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special 967 Photo of 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
8. 1968 Cadillac Coupe De Ville 967 Photo of 1968 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
9. 1970 Cadillac Coupe DeVille 966 Photo of 1970 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
10. 2000 Mercedes-Benz A38 AMG 950 Photo of 2000 Mercedes-Benz A38 AMG
11. 1968 Lincoln Continental Mark III 943 Photo of 1968 Lincoln Continental Mark III
12. 1969 Lincoln Continental Lehmann-Peterson H/O 942 Photo of 1969 Lincoln Continental Lehmann-Peterson H/O
13. 1972 Ford Thunderbird 942 Photo of 1972 Ford Thunderbird
14. 1973 Ford Thunderbird 942 Photo of 1973 Ford Thunderbird
15. 1974 Ford Thunderbird 942 Photo of 1974 Ford Thunderbird
16. 1975 Ford Thunderbird 942 Photo of 1975 Ford Thunderbird
17. 1975 Ford Thunderbird 942 Photo of 1975 Ford Thunderbird
18. 1975 Ford Thunderbird 942 Photo of 1975 Ford Thunderbird
19. 1976 Ford Thunderbird 942 Photo of 1976 Ford Thunderbird
20. 1970 Ford Thunderbird 942 Photo of 1970 Ford Thunderbird
21. 1970 Ford Thunderbird Sedan 942 Photo of 1970 Ford Thunderbird Sedan
22. 1970 Buick GranSport Stage 1 GS 455 938 Photo of 1970 Buick GranSport Stage 1 GS 455
23. 1972 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 934 Photo of 1972 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
24. 1970 Buick GSX Stage 2 934 Photo of 1970 Buick GSX Stage 2
25. 1972 Pontiac GTO 455 H/O 932 Photo of 1972 Pontiac GTO 455 H/O
26. 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty 932 Photo of 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty
27. 1968 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds Sport Coupe 932 Photo of 1968 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds Sport Coupe
28. 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado GT 932 Photo of 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado GT
29. 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass 932 Photo of 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass
30. 1971 Buick Riviera Gran Sport 932 Photo of 1971 Buick Riviera Gran Sport
31. 1970 Buick Sport Wagon 932 Photo of 1970 Buick Sport Wagon
32. 1971 Stutz Blackhawk 932 Photo of 1971 Stutz Blackhawk
33. 1970 Buick GSX Stage 2 932 Photo of 1970 Buick GSX Stage 2
34. 1970 Buick GranSport Stage 2 932 Photo of 1970 Buick GranSport Stage 2
35. 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty 932 Photo of 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty
36. 1968 Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser 455 931 Photo of 1968 Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser 455
37. 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 931 Photo of 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
38. 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SX 931 Photo of 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SX
39. 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 931 Photo of 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
40. 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado 931 Photo of 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 06/19/2022, last addition - Nissan Skyline GTR R33 400R.