In 2018, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ achieved the top speed ever recorded at Nürburgring. But a year prior, something unexpected happened. The world saw a record it never saw before. The title of the world’s fastest front-wheel-drive production car was claimed by the Honda Civic Type R. It achieved a record Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes 43.8 seconds, a record better than Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Bugatti EB 110 SS.
Its engine? A Honda K-series engine, arguably one of the best engines ever made. The K-series s is legendary because, for its small size, it has high revving characteristics and massive power output. The most amazing thing is: it’s just a 4-cylinder inline engine!
So many Internal combustion engines, what’s the difference? To understand engines, let’s look at engine layouts and number of cylinders. Today’s we’ll look at some of the most common ones, including Inline engines, V-engines, W-engines, flat engines, boxers, and rotaries. Let’s just dive right in.
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