Most powerful Diesel engine ever

Want to see something really crazy? How about a 24-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine with twelve giant blowers, all polished up and ready for its new assignment. For what it's worth, its previous assignment was providing the motive force necessary to spin the propeller of a ocean-going yacht.

And its new assignment? Nestled tightly within the confines of a Peterbilt semi truck, mated up to an Allison transmission of some sort and mounted on a custom-built 40-foot-long chassis. Sounds pretty epic to us, and we're thinking that 3,424 horsepower (our feeble brains are telling us it should have well over 5,000 pound-feet of torque...) ought to be just about enough.

A while back videos started popping up of a behemoth V24 engine that contained 12 blowers and came in at over 3,300 hp with a whopping 5,000 flbs. of torque on the dyno. This video spread through email boxes like wildfire but the emails merely scratch the surface. The story of this engines tuner might be just as exciting as the engine itself.

The engine alone is impressive. Originally used on an ocean going vessel, the stock 28 liter beast produced around 1,800 hp but is being modified for a custom Peterbilt build. So what kind of person would think this far out of the box? Well, his name is Big Mike and this isn't his first time around an oversized project.

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