When 6.0L Just Isn’t Enough


Showcasing Vehicles with Large Displacement Engines

Michael Schlee


Sometimes, size does matter. This is true of car engines. The old adage is ‘there’s no replacement for displacement’. Be that as it may, engines have been shrinking over the past few decades.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

With the green movement and high gas prices on everyone’s mind, most car engines in today’s market place are small and efficient . Advances in technology have made it possible to coax high horsepower numbers out of these small engines as well.


However, there is still one easy way to make big power; make a big engine. So, what constitutes a big engine? Well, some may draw the line at a smaller displacement, but I consider anything over 6.0L as a huge engine.


Currently there are 10 car engines on the market that exceed 6.0L of overall displacement. None of these engines make anything less then 400HP or 410 lb-ft. Once you hear the growl and feel the thrust of one of these monsters,you will start to wonder why you can’t get a big block option on your Toyota Camry. This feeling of euphoria will last right up until it is time to fill the gas tank, then you’ll remember why there is no Hyundai Accent 5.0.


There is another classic expression in the automotive world that states ‘you gotta pay to play’. If you can afford to pay for one of these behemoths, they will certainly be ready to play.

Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG


Engine Specifications



Engine Size

Engine Type



Dodge 8.4L OHV V10 600 560
Bugatti 8.0L Turbocharged DOHC W16 1001 922
GM 7.0L OHV V8 505 470
Bentley  6.8L Turbocharged OHC V8 500-530 738-774
Rolls Royce 6.7L DOHC V12 453 531
Lanborghini 6.5L DOHC V12 670 487
GM 6.2L OHV V8 400-436 410-428
GM 6.2L Supercharged OHV V8 556-638 561-604
Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.2L DOHC V8 451-518 443-465
Chrysler Corporation 6.1L OHV V8 425 420



Engine Applications



Engine Size

Car Models Featuring this Engine

Dodge 8.4L Viper SRT-10
Bugatti 8.0L Veyron 16.4
GM 7.0L Corvette Z06
Bentley  6.8L Arnage
Rolls Royce 6.7L Phantom,  Drophead Coupe
Lanborghini 6.5L Murcielago LP670
GM 6.2L Camaro SS,  Corvette
GM 6.2L Cadillac CTS-V,  Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.2L C63,  E63,  S63,  CLS63,  CL63,  CLK63,  SL63
Chrysler Corporation 6.1L 300C SRT-8,  Charger STR-8,  Challenger SRT-8


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2 Responses to When 6.0L Just Isn’t Enough

  1. Brian says:

    This article could have gotten quite out of hand if you had included trucks and SUVs!

  2. Maurice says:

    I have a GMC 2500 pick up with a 6.0L engine and a Toyota Sequoia with a supercharged 4.7L, they both make about the same HP but the 6.0L always gets better mileage empty, loaded or towing. My point is you need the displacement for a pick up or SUV if you’re going to work it, but do you really need it in a car? There isn’t one BMW or Porsche listed above.

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