10 Strangest Engines of All Time

  • Published on Jan 13, 2019
  • MOST UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING ENGINES. Technology has come a long way since the invention of the first internal combustion engine in 1872 by American George Brayton. Since then there have been a lot of new engine designs, and even some so crazy that people said they would never even work. Some of these engines are super rare and unusual, so if you’re a gearhead and you love cars and engines, then buckle up and check out the most unusual engines!

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    MAD LAB  10 months ago +52

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  • Patel Rohan
    Patel Rohan 6 hours ago

    At 0:45 It's not pronounced as "VOLKSWAGEN" despite the spelling but rather as "FOLKSWAGEN" since the German "V" alphabet is called "Fao" and is the English equivalent of alphabet "F"...the literal meaning of the word 'Volkswagen' in German being "People's car"...

  • Phillip Schröder

    Mazda bought the rights to manufacture the "Wankel Engine" rotary motor from NSU. Mazda never put any rotary motor into a german vehicle. I really belive you should brush up knowledge before starting to talk.

  • Wall Cutter
    Wall Cutter 2 days ago

    Had other companies invested in and refined the rotary engine, it would be a fantastic engine. It is but could be so much better

  • Joshua Kruty
    Joshua Kruty 4 days ago

    Thanks for deceiving me with the cover picture

  • cammandoookhalsha skyblue captain nephew

    Internal combustion engine r motherf....king logic engines
    only motherf....king logic
    bitches sluts and bastards wants to use it 😂😎

  • Carlos Monroy
    Carlos Monroy 10 days ago

    i like that round engine. looks like the engine of the future.

  • Malcolm Hughes
    Malcolm Hughes 13 days ago

    Egr valves are what craps out all new motors. Because of emition control

  • Kipper Klank
    Kipper Klank 14 days ago

    Man i sure do love me some click bit Mmmmmm

  • jason b
    jason b 15 days ago

    Go duke

  • GendoUltra
    GendoUltra 18 days ago

    What about the Quasiturbine?

  • Coldern Ice
    Coldern Ice 21 day ago

    Mazda sold a ,small pickup truck with the rotary engine , back in the early 70 's , as well .

  • 37kgb02
    37kgb02 22 days ago

    The frist internal combustion motor was built by Etienne Lenoir in 1859.

  • Xavi V
    Xavi V 22 days ago

    The internal combustion engine was invented way before 1860..

  • W.T.H.
    W.T.H. 23 days ago

    03:50 That kind of concept is long used in diesel locs already. For obvious reasons. I never understood why they didnt try it on a car.

  • Camin Herrera Navarro
    Camin Herrera Navarro 24 days ago


  • glados gaming
    glados gaming 24 days ago +1

    Oh my mid-roll ads

  • Jsp
    Jsp 24 days ago +1

    Ford V4 engines not mentioned.. Also Chrysler turbine engine not mentioned.. Shame on you.

    CRYIPTIC CREEP 25 days ago +1

    This is the first time I've seen 2 of the engines that other channels have used for Click Bait....Thank You
    Yet you did it to!

  • Geilo Maty
    Geilo Maty 26 days ago

    Germans invented first combustion engine in 1867 made by Nicolaus August Otto
    It was made in Cologne.

  • Robert Clark
    Robert Clark 27 days ago

    Dont think Mazda built the NSU Rotary

  • lyon406
    lyon406 28 days ago

    Wow, biased new image that. What about the V8 VW engine. What about the numerous engines that Whitehead built around 1900. Chevrolets V8 engine in 1917-18. Hand built engines like the v-12 of Lockhart, 4 cylinder engines of the Wright Brothers.
    FYI: the Wankel engine was first bought by GM to be put in the Vega, it would not pass the 50K emissions test due to premature wear to the rotor seals (now made of ceramics).

  • pistolterri
    pistolterri Month ago +1

    vr6 is a v6 but also inline? pretty sure that aint how it goes lmao

    • Ample Gain
      Ample Gain Month ago +1

      Offset like a v, but only 15 degrees. So the cylinders are bored into the block at an angle in a shallow v, but it's only 1 block and 1 head. You could kinda say it's both but neither.

  • MrViking
    MrViking Month ago

    VW VR5 and VR6 was not, and is not, the only one of these kind of engine designs. And yes, they still exists! Most well known is the Bugatti Veyron with a VR16. Yes, sixteen cylinders! There's also versions with 8 and 12 cylinders. Do your research better next time!

  • WestWindsDemon
    WestWindsDemon Month ago


  • Rick 1776-1970
    Rick 1776-1970 Month ago

    Fuck the environment

  • Ms.Fixit
    Ms.Fixit Month ago

    Various scientists and engineers contributed to the development of internal combustion engines. In 1791, John Barber developed the gas turbine. In 1794 Thomas Mead patented a gas engine. Also in 1794, Robert Street patented an internal combustion engine, which was also the first to use liquid fuel, and built an engine around that time. In 1798, John Stevens built the first American internal combustion engine. In 1807, French engineers Nicéphore Niépce (who went on to invent photography) and Claude Niépce ran a prototype internal combustion engine, using controlled dust explosions, the Pyréolophore. This engine powered a boat on the Saône river, France. The same year, the Swiss engineer François Isaac de Rivaz built an internal combustion engine ignited by an electric spark. In 1823, Samuel Brown patented the first internal combustion engine to be applied industrially.

  • Betty Hancock
    Betty Hancock Month ago

    5:56 it's variable displacement, which will affect the compression, yes, but that's not what they are changing or what you define here. That's the displacement of the engine.

  • Matt S.
    Matt S. Month ago +2

    PLEASE never make car videos again -The Car Community

  • Isak s
    Isak s Month ago

    higher compression = more power for the same amount of fuel, or less fuel used for a given amount of power.

    they use the system in an oposite way. they run the engine at high compression to save fuel but lower the compression and increase the preasure from the turbo to get more power than they would be able to without the compressoin change due to engine knock, also known as premature ignition
    and i have more than just heard about all of the engines mentioned

    • Dave Micolichek
      Dave Micolichek Month ago

      Exactly. The high compression works great, and is very efficient, when run in N/A, at lower rpms, and light load situations. When higher power is called for, that same high compression would be a problem, in the form of detonation, without high octane race fuel being used. So, like what was said in the above comment, the compression gets adjusted lower, and the turbo produces more boost, to be able to produce power without the detonation problems associated with high compression. As soon as you take your foot out of the throttle, and resume light cruise conditions, the ECU ramps the compression up again for better efficiency.

  • Paweł F. FishingVLOG
    Paweł F. FishingVLOG Month ago +3

    "Mazda put it in NSU RO80..." Whaaat? Don't do drugs.

  • Wendy Willard
    Wendy Willard Month ago

    More and more adds everyday.

  • Richard Todt
    Richard Todt Month ago

    Ha ha ha turbo fluid, WTF. BS!

  • gattimark
    gattimark Month ago

    no mention of revetec motor ,ah but it is an aussie company ,or angel labs offering ,probably the best ever .[ Raphael is Hispanic though ].

  • I reckon I can build that

    Pretty piss poor power to capacity ratio when a volvo t5 is a 2.5l 5cylinder and produces from 240bhp to 330bhp. Unless it's in a ford focus in which case it'll only be either 170bhp or 220bhp! Lol!

  • Lugul banda
    Lugul banda Month ago +2

    the name of the inventor is not Winkel its Wankel...

  • johnsamu
    johnsamu Month ago

    How about researching/investigating some REAL history before you start spewing false facts.
    Next thing you will claim is that the first wheel was invented in Ohio the first shoes were being in used in Cincinatti and the first woman with a headache was born in Washington DC.

  • Kenneth solvang jr
    Kenneth solvang jr Month ago

    200 year old when you going to use loan grantors

  • Billy McKeown
    Billy McKeown Month ago

    The first commercially successful internal combustion engine was created by a belgian named Étienne Lenoir around 1859, before that an Englishman called John Barber developed the gas turbine in 1791...John Stevens built the first American internal combustion engine in 1807.

  • Pixel Dust
    Pixel Dust Month ago +1

    so sad to see cars still the whipping boy; there is more pollution in the intake air than in the exhaust.

  • Airgun Bubba
    Airgun Bubba Month ago

    Uhh @5:40 the graph on the left side shows the compression going DOWN from 11:1 to 8:1 saying more power is produced...uhh no. You drop compression ratio if you are boosting...but a car that is naturally aspirated, the honda S2000 for example, uses insane compression ratio of 11.7:1 producing about 124hp per liter.

  • Folk
    Folk Month ago

    First invented by and american..,
    American education...

  • Caliom
    Caliom Month ago

    Check your history, who writes American school textbooks, the CIA?! While you're at it check out some of Thomas Edison's so called inventions!

  • Project23D
    Project23D Month ago

    The Chevy Volt is the only car with the range extending engine. It is only real hybrid, power generation by separate engine-generator, just like a modern day locomotive. I like my electric golf cart. I have to remember to force the engine on a couple times a month to run the damn gasoline-alcohol fuel through the lines.

  • anthony barnes
    anthony barnes Month ago

    The 8/6/4 Cadillac thang needs more research .

  • Prototheria
    Prototheria Month ago

    2:45 Who are you fooling? Everyone knows that smoke is from oil burning, not the tires.

  • James Smith
    James Smith Month ago +1

    too many ads so I left

  • Noise Complaint
    Noise Complaint Month ago

    The last motor, the Duke, is in the new BMW bikes. It looks amazing, I saw it at the Buffalo Chip this year.

    • Noise Complaint
      Noise Complaint Month ago

      @Chris Bristol Sorry ladies and gents. I was thinking of the R18. Now that I look at the pictures, I can now see I was mistaken.

    • Chris Bristol
      Chris Bristol Month ago +1

      No sign of this on the BMW website, can you point us to some information about it?

  • BraaapAllDay
    BraaapAllDay Month ago

    I came to check out some cool engine designs and all I see is shit talking.

  • Roger Scott
    Roger Scott Month ago +1

    The ads on this channel are ridiculous. I'd never sub for this reason alone.

  • gaz ferg
    gaz ferg Month ago +1

    lot of people will be very unhappy about saying an american invented the ice.get the facts right.

  • Andy Taylor
    Andy Taylor Month ago

    Goff? unsub. LOL

  • Jolafunk
    Jolafunk Month ago

    cubic inch ? WTF does that mean Get real go to recalculate to litres I think America has a HARD time to learn the truth about measurements ghod!

    • Jolafunk
      Jolafunk Month ago

      The art of mathmetics was origined back in Europe while GALLONS of fucking fossile fuel was feasted upon in USA (I mean God Damn)

  • Jolafunk
    Jolafunk Month ago

    Magnets magnets and magnets Lets go magnetic!

  • mr billgiles
    mr billgiles Month ago +11

    Check your history before you make false claims about who invented internal combustion engines.

    • Tom Kirk
      Tom Kirk Month ago

      cunobelinusX31 pretty much wrong, every type of person in the world lives in America. So basically u are bashing Americans cause u are jealous, shut ur lip punk

    • Andrewgyny
      Andrewgyny Month ago

      lol. That’s a lot of generalization from Cunobelinus. Outside of that, you’re right.

    • cunobelinusX31
      cunobelinusX31 Month ago +1

      You saved me having to write that. Typical of Americans trying to steal the credit for everything. Maybe that's what they're taught in school?

  • Man in a Van.
    Man in a Van. Month ago

    Vr 6 is garbage. The wankel is well understood.

    • Possumlove
      Possumlove Month ago

      THANK YOU for calling it a Wankel.

  • Michael McCord
    Michael McCord Month ago +1

    Porsche = Por-SHA, not Porshhhh! :D and Oh MY! Ca-RAY-uh? Wha?? It's Ca-RARE-Uh! Carrera! LOL!

  • Peter Seaton
    Peter Seaton Month ago

    False info, dont bother

  • Loud Mike Media
    Loud Mike Media Month ago

    I Have Onboard Videos

  • James Canney
    James Canney Month ago +6

    Invented by an American?
    Alternative facts, or what?