The 10 Best Engines of the 20th Century

Brutuskend

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What would be YOUR pick?

It took a century for automotive engines to mature from cantankerous contraptions to the smooth, reliable machinery that currently enables our mobility. The following honor roll celebrates the 10 best - those engines that motored far beyond the call of duty to advance the internal-combustion cause.

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Insane3D

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I like the later small blocks from GM and Ford...

302W, 351W, 350...all great motors that are still in use today, and can make a wide range of power depending on how they are built...

:)
 

Kaervak

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What no GM Quad-4? These people have no idea what they're talking about. ;)
 

gabemcg

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Originally posted by: FrustratedUser
Woooohoooo!


My 3800 Series II is on the list.


Yay for Bonnevilles!!!!!! great engine btw... (the trans is another story)
 

Goosemaster

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Originally posted by: Wahsapa
good article

:thumbsup:

Kind of sparse in terms of the jargon that makes us all feel giddy inside:(

Although it is techincally pointless I like naration in my car articles to at least a limted extent. Motoring is historyin the making, and if the writer jsut writes down facts without a steady narative to achieve a climax, I come out of it with facts but no passion:(

A wealth of info in that though like I eluded to.
 

BurnItDwn

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Originally posted by: kogase
Quake. Hands down.



Definatly. It was a MASSIVE improvement vs everything else out at the time. Duke 3d was tons of fun, but on a technical level, it can't even BEGIN to compete with Quake.
 

Goosemaster

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Originally posted by: Gibsons
Rolls Royce Merlin 65. Or was this just car engines?

I agree. That engine won fvking wars on its back will shoveling coals in the siberian mines....okay maybe not, but it defeinitely won wars...that's for DAMN sure.
 

Goosemaster

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Originally posted by: BurnItDwn
Originally posted by: kogase
Quake. Hands down.



Definatly. It was a MASSIVE improvement vs everything else out at the time. Duke 3d was tons of fun, but on a technical level, it can't even BEGIN to compete with Quake.

The boobage factor of Duke wouldn't be rivaled for many years to come though...:p
 

BurnItDwn

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Originally posted by: Goosemaster
Originally posted by: BurnItDwn
Originally posted by: kogase
Quake. Hands down.



Definatly. It was a MASSIVE improvement vs everything else out at the time. Duke 3d was tons of fun, but on a technical level, it can't even BEGIN to compete with Quake.

The boobage factor of Duke wouldn't be rivaled for many years to come though...:p



Hmm ... if 2D rendered low resolution animated sprites is your thing ... then so be it, but generally, I don't seek boobage inside my Games. I generally find boobage is the most prevalent in the "pron" section.