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Devel Sixteen Makes More than 5,000 Horsepower

by Shane McGlaun
Devel Sixteen Makes More than 5,000 Horsepowerzoom in

Koenigsegg is proud of the output of its Agera RS engine and Bugatti pats itself on the back for how much grunt the Chiron makes. Both should feel inadequate with Devel Motors unveiling the final concept version of the Devel Sixteen at the Dubai Motor Show. The car looks a bit cartoonish, but dat engine!

The beast packs a custom-built 12.3L V16 engine with a quartet of 81 mm turbos sucking in all the air it can. The beast made 5,007 hp on the dyno (it made a scant 4,500 hp, last we spoke of it) and who knows how much torque. I mean that literally – the torque number isn’t mentioned, but it’s probably enough to push the Earth off axis when you floor it. Devel is aiming for a top speed of 310 mph flat out. Take that, Koenigsegg.

Keep in mind that the 5,007 hp full Monty isn’t street legal – it’s “more of a dragster” says Devel Motors. However, you can get a watered-down 2,000 hp street-legal V8 version or a 3,000 hp V16 street legal version. They aren’t cheap as if a debut in Dubai didn’t tip that off. The V8 flavor will set you back $1.6 million, with the V16 going for $1.8 million.

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