Can You Identify These Car Engines?


The Small Block _____

The Small Block Ford is one of the most famous engines in history. The wonderfully small package size makes it very popular in a variety of motorsports in 1962.

_____ 3.0 liter V12

The Ferrari 3.0 liter V12 is best known for its V and flat 12s. The most well-known is the Colombo 60° V 12.

______ RA168E turbo V6

The Honda RA168E turbo V6 is one of the best engines Honda ever made. 1988 was the final, and best, year for turbo engines.

The ____ FE

The Ford FE engine platform is just another Ford innovation. This is otherwise known as the big block Ford.

The _____ 2.0 Liter Turbo

The Citroen 2.0 liter turbo is famous for racing. Sebastien Loeb had a great deal of success with it from 2002 to 2013.

The ____ HEMI

The Chrysler HEMI is the stuff of legend. The original generation of the HEMI appeared in 1951.

The ____ F1 V10

Who can forget the Ferrari F1 V10? The V10 engine was only used for the Formula One series between 1996 and 2005.

Who had the other famous Small Block?

Aside from Ford, Chevy holds the other famous Small Block engine. The small block architecture has been maintained since the 1950s.

The Porsche Flat-____

The Porsche flat-6 is considered to be one of the most famous engines in history. This is the German equivalent to the Small Block Chevy.

The 1994 _____ Mercedes

In 1994, Ilmore and Penske teamed up on an engine that exploited a loophole in the CART series rules for the Indianapolis 500. This gave Al Unser Junior the 1994 Indy 500 victory.

The ____ R26B 4-rotor

The Mazda R26B 4-rotor was naturally aspirated. It won the 1991 24 Hours of LeMans.

The ____ Flat-12

Porsche is famous for their flat-6, but they're also famous for their flat-12. It was basically two flat-6s combined.

The _____ DFV 3.0

The Cosworth DFV 3.0 is the most successful engine in Formula One racing history. It debuted in Jim Clark's Lotus 49 in 1967.

The _____ S14

There's nothing quite like the BMW S14. It was a 2.5L inline four-cylinder, dual overhead cam, 16 valve engine.

The _____ R10-18 TDI

The Audi R10-18 TDI was a turbo diesel engine that meant to improve the R8. Of course, this engine was heavier than the original.

The _____ 158/159

The Alfa Romeo 158/159 was a 1.5 liter straight 8 developed for the Grand Prix and Formula One. Giocacchino Colombo of Ferrari fame was responsible for producing the engine.

AMG _____ DTM 4.0 V8

The AMG Mercedes DTM 4.0 V8 shares very little in common with the standard road Mercedes. The same basic architecture is there, but with some important and major improvements.

The _____ Turbo 6s

The Nissan Turbo 6s stands out among other 6-cylinder engines. It won 12 of the available 20 championships in Super GT since its creation in 2005.

The _____ F1 V6 Turbo

The Renault F1 V6 Turbo was produced during the turbo era of Formula One racing. This took place in the mid-'70s.

The _____ Indy 14s

The Miller/Offenhauser Indy 14s won the Indianapolis 500 15 times in a 20-year period. Harry Miller was responsible for some of the greatest engine innovations of his time.

The ____ Shelby Mustang GT350

The Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 is a vastly popular pony car. The 5.2-liter, 526-hp V8 engine is known as the "Voodoo."

The 3.6-liter ____ V6

The 3.6-liter LGX V6 features 335-horsepower and great fuel efficiency. This is a direct-injected V6 which goes into Cadillac's ATS.

______ Rocket V8

The Oldsmobile Rocket V8 took advantage of high-octane-fuel refining technology.

The ____ Nailhead

The Buick Nailhead is another famous engine from '53 to '66. This was a first-generation Buick V8 engine.

The ______ LA Series

The Chrysler LA Series gained popularity starting in '64. It's loosely based on the earlier A-series V8.

_____ 385 Series

The Ford 385 Series was another popular Ford engine from '68 until '98. It was meant to replace the FE and MEL engine families.

The ______ LS Series

The Chevy LS Series remains popular today, but it wasn't introduced until 1997. This is a replacement for the famous small-block Chevy V8.

The _____ 335 Series

The Ford 335 Series gained popularity from 1970 until 1982. It shared a lot in common with the Windsor V8.

The ____ Flathead

The Ford Flathead was an instant classic in 1932. It was produced until 1953, and its L-head 8 design changed the automotive scene.

______ W Series

The Chevy W Series began in 1958 and was produced until 1965. It was famous for its valve covers that formed a W.

______ B/RB

The Chrysler B/RB began in 1958 and continued to be produced until 1978. This was Chrysler's response to the big block wars that began in '58.

The _____ 90-Degree

Ford did it again with the 90-Degree in 1962. This engine was built all the way up until 2001.

The Hyundai Sonata PHEV _____ engine

Hyundai's hybrid engine turned a lot of heads in 2016. It showed 41 to 80 mpg of fuel economy during testing.

_____ 1500's 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V6 engine

The Ram 1500's 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V6 engine features 420 pound-feet of torque and 25 mpg. This is considered the "gold standard for refinement and fuel economy."

_____ Drive-E engine

The Volvo Drive-E engine has been turning some heads. It is a 2.0-liter, 240-horsepower turbocharged engine.

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