Watch Devel test its V16-engined prototype
Eight years later and the Devel Sixteen is still in development
Remember the Devel Sixteen? The concept car debuted at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show whilst a later prototype made an appearance in 2017. The car has now resurfaced in Italy with its behemoth 12.3L V16 engine that will supposedly generate an astronomical 5007hp and 3757lb-ft (5094Nm) of torque.
The prototype being tested in Devel's latest video is yet to be fitted with the four turbochargers (or a paintjob) that will be on the production car. The brand previously claimed that their stylish supercar will reach speeds of over 310mph but we are yet to see it in high-speed action.
Devel is not the first manufacturer to experiment with a V16 engine. Cadillac's range-topping V-16 from 1930 was a production car with a 7.4L V16 engine. Meanwhile, the 1991 Cizeta-Moroder V16T featured a transversely-mounted V16 just in front of the rear axle. Nevertheless, it would be exciting to see Devel put on their behemoth 748ci (12258cc) engine on the road.