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    Best looking engines ever?

    Some automakers have made engines that are works of art.

    Here are a few off the top of my head.

    Ford's Yamaha-designed 3.0/3.2L V6 in the 89-95 Taurus SHO. 12 intake runners, two for each cylinder. One for low rpm torque, the other for high rpm airflow!


    1990-95 Corvette ZR-1 LT5.


    426 hemi. The orange paint and that huge polished air cleaner..... beautiful.


    1992-99 Mercedes Benz 6.0 V-12.


    The original Q45 infiniti had a unique intake manifold that made it look as though the engine was mounted transversely, not longitudinal.


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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    The nicer the work of art, the more F'ed up they are to work on!
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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    Any M-Powered inline engine...

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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    Jaguar E-type series I 3.8 litre engine with three SU carbs.

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    The Rolls Royce Griffon V-12 aircraft engine in the Unlimited hydroplane Miss Budweiser. 2,200 rompin' stompin' horsepower driving a 3-blade 18" propeller through a 3.5:1 step-up box. Fast boat.
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    On the trailer ..............

    Also, Google Hawaii Ka'i, Miss Pepsi, Tempo, followed by "unlimited hydroplane" .............

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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    Ford's Yamaha-designed 3.0/3.2L V6 in the 89-95 Taurus SHO. 12 intake runners, two for each cylinder. One for low rpm torque, the other for high rpm airflow!
    I've always been an admirer of the look of the SHO engine. Too bad it lives in a Taurus.

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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    I no it's not Modern, but I always fancied a dual quad 409.


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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    I'd like to encourage members to dig a bit deeper into automotive history.

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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by HAZZARDJOHN View Post
    I no it's not Modern, but I always fancied a dual quad 409.

    A vision of beauty AND simplicity.

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    Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Twin Wasp Major 3500 H.P.
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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    I've seen EXACTLY one of these in real life . . . .



    Also the Jag inline six is a thing of beauty:



    Flat 12 cylinder Ferrari:



    Top fuel hemi, such a menacing looking piece of hardware:

    top+fuel+engine+1.JPG

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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    As for stuff us mere mortals with $20,000 can afford, the 03-04 Mustang Cobra engine looks pretty darn mean with that huge blower sitting in the valley:

    Stock


    Not stock lol:


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    Re: Best looking engines ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    I'd like to encourage members to dig a bit deeper into automotive history.
    How about a Duesey?


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