Boats Parts accesories

Parts Accesories

view thumbnails grid view horizontal compact blog view
Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C: The world's largest engine

Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C: The world’s largest engine

In a world where cars are held in high regard depending on how powerful their engines are, we sometimes lose perspective on the strength and might of these bad boys. A Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, considered the fastest car on the planet, carries an 8.0-liter W-16 engine that produces 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb/ft of torque with a world record top speed of 268 mph.

Put that against the Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C, however, and the supposedly almighty Veyron’s powertrain is reduced to nothing more than a go-kart engine. You see, the Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C carries the distinction of being the world’s largest engine. How large is ’large’, you ask? For starters, each of the 14 cylinders it carries has a displacement of 111,143 cubic inches, which is about 1,820 liters, producing 7,780 horsepower. And that’s just one.

Add up all 14 cylinders and you have a total displacement of 1,556,002 cubic inches - that’s 25,480 liters - with a maximum power of 108,920 horsepower at 102 rpm and a peak torque of 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102 rpm.

More details after the jump.

view all
Read more
Seatec is preparing for 2008

Seatec is preparing for 2008

Seatec, the International Exhibition of technologies and subcontracting for boat and shipbuilders will be back from 7 to 9 February 2008. In its sixth year, the exhibition continues to grow both in terms of exhibitors (with a 20% increase expected for 2008) and visitors (10.000 expected for 2008), and the area it covers – which will be 322,917 square feet in 2008 (20% more compared to 2007).
Seatec, the only one of its kind in Italy, has established itself on an international level as a (...)

Read more