5 Of The Highest Displacement 4 Cylinder Cars Ever Made #BlogPost
The 2.7 litre 4 banger was good enough for a whooping 159 horsepower and 180 lb ft of torque. The 2TR-FE power plant can also be found in other Toyotas, including the new Hilux, Hiace and some Land Cruiser models.
Porsche rolled out its 3 litre inline-four in the 1989 special edition of the 944. The S2 produced 208 horsepower, which was good enough to take the car to 60 mph in only 6 seconds. Not too shabby for the 80s.
In 1992, Porsche went one step further and introduced the 968 Turbo RS. Forced induction took the 3.0l 4 cylinder to an incredible 350 horsepower and 0 to 60 was done in under 4.4 seconds. 🙉
The 3.2l in the Pontiac Tempest was essentially the right bank of the 6.4l V8 of the Pontiac GTO. The “INDY 4” produced 110 horsepower at 3,800 RPM. As the engine was not a purpose built I4, it suffered from shaking and various imbalance problems.
When it comes to displacement, it’s hard to compete with Fiat’s early creations. The S76 - made to compete with the Blitzen Benz - boasted over 28 litres of happiness. If you thought 4 cylinder cars can’t sound good, check out the video above.