is there such a thing as a 500,000 HP engine?


Asked by Dec 05, 2009 at 06:26 PM

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No, the worlds most powerful diesel engine is only 108,920 hp. As far as a conventional engines go that about as powerful as it gets.


and how fast does tht diesel go?


A ship with this 2,300 ton engine can go up to 33mph and carry up to 123,200 tons of cargo at a slower speed.

combine a few engines from a few flattops( aircraft carriers) and that mite be close to it.that much hp is only calculated because the best dyno in the world cant even hit 2000 hp before breaking.


some power plants have to make 50MW of power... so think about that... but not in a car


The cylinder bore is just under 38" and the stroke is just over 98". Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters) and produces 7780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version. Some facts on the 14 cylinder version: Total engine weight: 2300 tons (The crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.) Length: 89 feet Height: 44 feet Maximum power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm Maximum torque: 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102rpm


there are dynos that go over 3000 hp

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