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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.

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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 (...)

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