Do You Know Which Engine Can Be Found Under the Hood of This Car?

Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

When it comes to cars, most of us care about how they look, particularly when it involves sport or high-performance machines. We worry about how sleek they are, what colors suit them and many other factors that influence our favorite models.

And then you have the car lovers who not only care about how a vehicle looks but how it performs, thanks to what can be found under the hood. Over the years, cars have been powered in many, varied ways. Did you know, many of the early vehicles at the turn of the 20th century were electric? That type of power plant has only made a comeback in the last 20 years or so, first with hybrid power and now with fully electric vehicles. 

But cars can be powered by many different engines with petrol and diesel power being the most common. In this quiz, we are going to test your knowledge about what powers various car models, from day-to-day runarounds to exotic sports cars. And although you may think it will be easy, it will certainly put your overall knowledge of cars and the motors that drive them, to the ultimate test.

So, start your engine and give it a go!

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Another model from Porsche as they branch out into other markets, the Macan is a 4-door compact luxury crossover first introduced in 2014. The top of the range model is driven by a 3.6-litre V6 twin-turbo engine with a 7-speed transmission.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

An all-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf went into production in 2010. Of course, perhaps the most important thing with such a car is the range. Today, a fully charged Leaf has a range of 107 miles with the larger 30 kWh battery and is powered by an all-electric engine. No hybrid technology here!

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Built by Italian firm Pagani, the Zonda sports car had a unique look when introduced in 1999. A number of models followed over the years with a range of power plant options, including a 7.3 liter M120 AMG V12 motor.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

In 1959, the Mini Mk 1 was introduced to the world. And what a popular car it proved to be. The first Minis had a range of motors with the smallest a mere 848 cc petrol engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Released in 1994 and produced for the next decade, the Aston Martin DB7 is the epitome of cool. After all, it is the choice of James Bond. More than 7,000 were produced with two engine options available, including a 5.9-liter V12.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The most expensive model from BMW, the 640i Gran Coupe was first introduced in 2011. It has a range of power plant options, including diesel and petrol, with the biggest engine a 4.4-liter S63 V8 twin-turbo petrol engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Built between 1998 and 2007, the Wildcat was made by Bowler industries using a range of parts, even those from Land Rover Defenders. This all-wheel-drive off-roader is particularly light thanks to its tubular construction. Wildcats had a range of engine options, including a 5-liter V8.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Launched in 1996, only 448 Ferrari 500s were ever made. This timeless design was powered by a 5.5-liter V12 capable of producing 485 break horsepower.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Take a 4.3-liter turbocharged V-6 as well as the transmission of a Corvette and couple that with an all-wheel-drive truck and what do you have? A GMC Typhoon, that's what. The Typhoon was faster than many sports cars of the time and easily raced to 60 mph from a standing start in fewer than five seconds.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

A sports utility truck, the Ridgeline was first marketed by Honda in 2005. It is currently in its second generation and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Released in the 1930s, the Big Boy C28 was built by the Hudson Motor Company. It came with a 6-cylinder engine as well as a 3-speed manual transmission. Around 600 were built.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

A Dodge Viper engine (8.3-liter V10) in a pickup? Yes, it really happened. The Ram SRT-10 was the fastest production truck at the time, completing 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds and able to reach 155 mph. And all of that power was channeled through a manual transmission! Scary!

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The Curved Dash Oldsmobile was released in 1901 and built until 1907. Before Ford had dreamed about his production line, Oldsmobile was living it when producing the Curved Dash. Powered by a 1.5-liter one horizontal one-cylinder engine, more than 19,000 of the Curved Dash Oldsmobiles were produced.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The SVT Lightning was introduced in 1993 and essentially is a Ford F-150 truck with a little extra under the hood. The Lightning was powered by a 5.8 liter V8, while handling was improved thanks to an upgraded suspension system.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

A civilian version of the Humvee military vehicle, the Hummer H1 would then, obviously, be more than capable as an off-roader. It was powered by a range of engines, including a 6.5 L turbo Detroit Diesel V8.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Produced by Japanese auto manufacturer Mazda since 2006, the BT-50 is related to the Ford Ranger. The current model comes with two power plant options, including a 3.3-liter diesel engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

One of the world’s leading sport car brands, Porsche was started by Ferdinand Porsche in 1948. The 991 Carrera S was introduced in 2011. It is powered by a 350 brake horsepower 3.4-liter flat six engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The G Wagon, a luxury SUV is not something that you would normally associate with the Mercedes brand. That said, there clearly is a market for it, although if we are honest, it’s not the prettiest car ever made. It's more like a box on wheels! It was first produced in 1979. Current models have a range of engine options, including a 2.9-liter turbodiesel powerplant.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

First marketed in 2002, the RS6 is an executive car with a sporty twist. Now in its third generation, the RS6 takes the form of an 'Avant' or station wagon. A station wagon with a bite! The RS6 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The current generation is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 FSI Biturbo DOHC engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The i3 is an electric vehicle offering from BMW. Obviously, people buy cars such as these to have as little impact on the environment as possible but as you would expect from a BMW model, the i3 offers so much more. Performance and handling are both impressive while the interior is top class. This is the perfect car for the environmentally conscious and is powered by a 125 kW Electric motor.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

One of earliest pickups around, the Chevrolet International Series was the first to feature a 6-cylinder OVH engine. It also had metal rims, a far cry from earlier models with wooden wheels.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The Ferrari FF is a four-seat grand tourer that was produced between 2011 and 2016. It is powered by a 6.3-liter F140 EB V12 engine which propels the FF to 208 mph and 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Only 2,291 were produced.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The Dodge Challenger was first introduced in 1970 as a muscle car. The top of the range model from this era was powered by a 6.98-liter Chrysler Hemi engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

There have been three generations of the Audi TT 2-door sports car since 1998. It is available as both a coupe and roadster and also includes an all-wheel-drive Quattro model. In the '90s, it became an immediate head turner thanks to its sleek lines and excellent performance figures. The top of the range model of the first generation was powered by a 3.2-liter VR6 petrol engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Mini cars have a certain charm and perhaps the most famous of them all is the BMW Isetta. Interestingly, this was not a BMW design, but built under license. BMW built the Isetta between 1955 and 1962. It was powered by a 250 cc four-stroke engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

A real looker in 1990 and still one today, the ZR-1 became a very popular Chevrolet Corvette model. It was powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produced 375 brake horsepower.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Ferrari produced 1,311 F40s between 1987 and 1991. Many consider this to be the finest Ferrari ever. The F40 was powered by a 2.9-liter twin turbo V12 capable of producing 471 brake horse power. The F40’s top speed was 321 km/h.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Although they had collaborated before, the 2007 F-150 Harley-Davidson Supercharged saw a massive influence from Harley. This included chrome, lots of chrome, among other aesthetic details. And the power plant? Well this F-150 had a 5.4-liter V-8 capable of 450 brake horsepower.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

A higher performing version of the regular Honda Civic, the Type R was a favorite of boy racers around the globe. First produced in 1997, it is currently in its fifth generation and is available as a 3- or 4-door hatchback or 4-door sedan. The fifth generation is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo straight four petrol engine capable of producing more than 300 brake horsepower.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

One of the finest sports cars on the planet, the Nissan GT-R is not only fast, it handles incredibly! This is a real racer, so don't expect a daily driver here, unless you want to get to your destination quickly. The current generation GT-R was introduced in 2007 and is a following of the Skyline GT-R. It is powered by a 3.8 L twin-turbo V6 engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The Porsche 911 GT3 has a 4.0-liter flat six engine. It still goes like the clappers, however. This beautiful sports car first appeared in 1999 and is built to this day.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

A pickup with a difference, the SSR was produced by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006. In fact, SSR stands for Super Sport Roadster while the vehicle is actually a convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop! Unfortunately for Chevrolet, sales for the SSR were not exactly stellar. The SSR was powered by a 6.0-liter V8 petrol engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The Equus competed in the full-sized luxury class for Hyundai. It was built between 1999 and 2016 with the second generation featuring two limited editions as well as a limousine. The Equus is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine which produces more than 400 brake horsepower.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

This incredible looking sports car was produced by Jaguar between 1992 and 1994. Powered by a 3.5 L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, only 275 XJ 200's were made.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Lamborghini makes incredibly beautiful cars and the Gallardo could be the best of all. Produced between 2003 and 2013, the second generation of the car was powered by a 5.2-liter V10. Lamborghini even released a convertible, the Spyder, with a fully automated soft top.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

A four-door saloon car with epic performance – yes, that’s the Maserati Quattroporte! The history of this model traces back to 1963 but the current model, the VI, really stands out. The top of the range model features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that pushes out an astonishing 523 break horsepower!

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Also known as the MX-5, this rear-wheel-drive roadster from Mazda is as fun now as it was in the 1990s. The first generation, produced until 1997, featured either a 1.5 or 1.8-liter double overhead cam petrol engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

This modern 650-horsepower behemoth gets you from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and clocks a top speed of just under 200 mph. This is thanks to its 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine. And what a looker the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is!

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Often forgotten between the F40 and the Enzo, the F50 was one of the top sports cars of the 1990s. It was designed as part of the marques 50th anniversary celebrations. The F50 is powered by a 4.7-liter DOHC 65 degree Tipo F130B V12 petrol engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The Ford F-250 'Highboy' featured massive 35-inch tires that gave the truck a really menacing look. Early 'Highboys' were powered by a 360 cubic inch V8 engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The Veloster first turned an engine over in anger in 2011. This sports compact from Hyundai is still in its first generation. With somewhat strange lines, the Veloster sure is a head turner. Unfortunately, base models have only 1.6-liter engines, which certainly do not fit in with the sleek looks of the vehicle. A 1.6-liter turbo version, however, has seen the light of day. It produces 201 brake horsepower​.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Essentially a rebadged Ford Edge, the Lincoln MKX entered the market in 2006. This crossover SUV seats five people with the top of the range model powered by a 3.7-liter Cyclone V6 petrol engine that produces 303 brake horsepower.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The Audi A1 launched in 2010 in the super-mini class. The A1 has a number of power plant options, including a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine. This car is favored by drivers who want a sporty offering, but a relatively small car at the same time.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Known for their sports cars, the LM002 was a massive departure for Lamborghini. It was built between 1986 and 1993 with 328 made. Pirelli was commissioned to make custom tires for the vehicle which was powered by a 7.2-liter L804 marine V12 engine.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

There were lots of things to like about the third generation RX-7 - its 1.3 L Twin turbo 255 PS rotary engine, its looks and probably best of all, its affordability.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

A sports car from Lexus, the LFA was produced for only a two-year period from 2010 to 2012. It was one of the most expensive cars offered by the brand and only 500 were built. The LFA was powered by 4.8-liter V10 capable of producing 552 brake horsepower.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

In 1992, Formula One team, McLaren, launched the F1. This high-performance sports car was powered by a 6.2-liter V12 engine that produced more than 600 brake horsepower. The engine is lined with 24-carat gold to help with the dispersal of heat.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

By the time 1996 rolled around, the Lotus Esprit had been in production for over 20 years. The V8, however, quickly became a firm favorite. It was powered by an aluminum V8 engine coupled to a 5- or 6-speed manual transmission. The V8 could reach a top speed of 175 mph and go from 0 - 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

Called the Fun Cargo in Japan and the Yaris Verso in other markets, this mini MPV was a Toyota model from 1999 to 2005. It was initially available with only petrol engines until 2001, when a 1.3-liter turbo-diesel-powered model was introduced.

What engine, of those listed below, is found under the hood of this car?

The American Motors Corporation produced the subcompact class Gremlin between 1970 and 1978. The Gremlin, powered either 5.0-liter or 6.6-liter V8, is considered to be a muscle car by lovers of that type of vehicle.

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