Gas misers they're not. Monsters and marvels they are. We dissect powerplants from the United States, Germany, England, and Italy to find four spins on the tech of big torque.
Gentlemen, show us your engines.
This inquiry concerns the means by which engineers from four nations put massive horsepower under the right feet of a small number of lucky drivers, where it waits, begs to be used; the means, in short, by which enough torque is produced to pin heads against headrests when a car's in fifth gear.