Each year, auto manufacturers from all around the world travel to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England to launch and display new products.
The 2012 edition of the famous festival opened its doors to the public yesterday and one of the exhibitors is a little unusual. Engine manufacturer Cummins has made the trek out to England to display its latest creation, a diesel engine called QSK95 that is significantly taller than a grown man.
Nicknamed "The Hedgehog", the oil-burner has a displacement of 95 liters that is spread out over 16 cylinders. It churns out 4,000 horsepower and generates an earth-splitting 11,800 lb-ft. of torque.
To put those statistics into perspective, Cummins says that the engine has the power of 16 city buses or 50 formula one race cars.
As impressive as the diesel-burning engine might be, Cummins is not planning on stopping there. The manufacturer has announced that it is developing a 20-cylinder variant of the mill with a displacement of 120 liters that will churn out over 5,000 horsepower.
The engine was not built to be merely an attraction for the show-going public. After debuting at the Goodwood festival, it will go into active duty under the hood of heavy equipment such as mining trucks and rail locomotives.