Top 10 Biggest Engines: The Short List

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

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From steak dinners and airline seats to yearly salaries, bigger is always better; it’s also the same with engine size, right?

Right. There really is no replacement for displacement … unless you count turbos and superchargers, but let’s not. Piston-swept area is what we’re measuring today, internal combustion behemoths with massive bores and supersized strokes.

Accordingly, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 largest automotive powerplants available in America today. Hopefully you’re ready for an all-out assault of cubic inches!

The United States is known for its outsized attitude, its love affair with everything that’s oversized, but you might be surprised to learn that many of the engines on this list are from foreign manufacturers. It’s true!

But what are these powerplants? Well, the only way to find out is to watch, which you can do by hitting the play button above. How convenient is that? Very. It’s just another way the team is looking out for you. You’re welcome.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Jul 07, 2016

    too bad the 6.8 V10 is only in the E-Series vans and not in any cars. I love that engine!