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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.

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Comments (10)

  • Deliveries will never come since its a massive scam..

      1 month ago
  • 5007 hp? In a Production car? Yea right….

    Never going to happen. Sounds like a new cyber truck kind of thing. That’s just bs

      1 month ago
    • From what I've read, they're planning 3 tiers for the car. A track only with the 5000bhp, a mid level with 3000 or so and an entry level with 1500. Still, where do you use 5000bhp? I'm also very sceptic with this one.

        1 month ago
  • i think deliveries will take on late 2023, it's a very hard project, that's why.

      1 month ago
  • 5000bhp but still possibly only goes as fast as the (I imagine) much better built Chiron 🤦🏻 what did they do with all the horses!?

      1 month ago
    • Would have rather a less powerful but lighter car than one with 5000hp. I suppose it's mostly just bragging rights.

        1 month ago
  • This thing will only exsist in video games...

      1 month ago