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Auto | Under the Hood | Types of Engines

The types of engines you'll learn about in this section include diesel, rotary, HEMI, stirling and quasiturbine, to name a few. You'll also see photos and animated images of the technologies we explore.


Engine Quiz

 Engine Quiz

It's under the hood of every car, truck and SUV, but how many people really know how one works? Do you know a spark plug from a fuel injector? See more »

Diesel Engine Pictures

 Diesel Engine Pictures

When you hear the word 'diesel' you probably imagine something along the lines of a Mack truck. But what do powerful diesel engines actually look like? Check out this image gallery to see the cutting-edge diesel engines in development today. See more »

Car Engine Pictures

 Car Engine Pictures

These car engine pictures have photos that range from small economic 4 cylinders to insanely powerful 16-cylinder engines. Check out the pictures. See more »

Classic Chevy Engines

 Classic Chevy Engines

Classic Chevy engines takes a look at the powerful engines that made the Corvette, Impala, and Chevelle hi-performance machines. Learn all about them. See more »

Chevy 265-cid V-8 Engine

 Chevy 265-cid V-8 Engine

The 265 Chevy V-8 was considered a benchmark engine during its days. Learn the history behind the powerful 265-cid Chevy V8 engine. See more »

Chevy 283-cid V-8 Engine

 Chevy 283-cid V-8 Engine

The 283 Chevy V-8 was equipped with the Ramjet fuel injection system which gave this small-block Chevy V-8 better performance. Learn more about it. See more »

Chevy 348-cid V-8 Engine

 Chevy 348-cid V-8 Engine

The 348 Chevy V-8 was the largest and most powerful Chevrolet engine you could buy in 1958-61. Learn all about this powerful engine. See more »

Chevy 409-cid V-8 Engine

 Chevy 409-cid V-8 Engine

The 409 Chevy V-8 is considered a legendary engine that has left a big footprint in the performance world. Learn more about the powerful 409 V-8. See more »

Chevy 396-cid V-8 Engine

 Chevy 396-cid V-8 Engine

The 396 Chevy V-8 shocked rivals at the Daytona International speedway with its accleration and speed. Find out more about the "Porcupine" engine. See more »

Chevy 427-cid V-8 Engine

 Chevy 427-cid V-8 Engine

The 427 Chevy V-8 superseded the 396 and could deliver standing-start quarter-mile times of under 15 seconds. Learn more about the 427 Chevy V-8 engine. See more »