So you think the motor in your ride is pretty big? Well not really, not compared to this beast. What you see above is the World’s largest diesel engine, the 109,000 horsepower Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C.
This bad boy is 13.4 metres high and 27 metres long, making it the same height as a four-story building and about as long as the line outside KFC when the Double-Down was released. It’s 2,300 tons in weight and within its bulky casing is 14 cylinders with each consuming 192ml of diesel every cycle. There’s enough torque to tear anything to shreds even though the massive mill only turns at 102rpm. The motor is a turbocharged two-stroke with common rail injection that apparently improves economy and performance. (more…)