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PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: Supercar Blondie Gets a Devel Sixteen

The 5000HP Devel Sixteen

Special delivery😱😱. This is the 5000HP V16 Devel Sixteen – who else wants to drive this?

Posted by Supercarblondie on Saturday, January 20, 2018

References

Devel Sixteen


The 5000-HP Devel Sixteen Debuts Next Week! Can it Live up to the Hype? - image 744097

Read our full review on the 2018 Devel Sixteen.

PostHeaderIcon Devel Sixty

Big trucks are all the rage these days. Not just big, though, really big. The Devel Sixty is the latest six-wheeled monster to the scene and it comes from a company best known for the outlandish, 5000-horsepower Sixteen. The new truck has seating for six people inside its aircraft-like cabin accessed by an aircraft-like door. Devel debuted the Sixty at the recent 2017 Dubai Auto Show, which is a logical place to debut something so illogical.

Detailed specs are few and far between, but Devel does say the Sixty is powered by a 6.7-liter V-8 turbodiesel making 720 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. The Sixty also has military-style wheels with a Central Tire Inflation System that allows for changes in tire pressure on the move. And in low pressure in the knobby tires isn’t enough to blast through mud or sand, the Sixty has a winch at each end for recovery.

Continue reading for more on the Devel Sixty.

Exterior

  • Six massive tires
  • Custom body design
  • Private jet style folding door
  • Two winches
  • Central Tire Inflation System

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“The front looks like nothing we’ve seen before and takes a big departure away from conventional design layouts”

The Devel Sixty looks like something from some cheesy Michael Bay flick. It’s extraterrestrial proportions and menacing black paint give it an ominous, if not villainous appearance. The front looks like nothing we’ve seen before and takes a big departure away from conventional design layouts. The long, boxy body leads to an angular rear end with LED light strips for tail and brake lights. Big D-ring shackles serve as easy recovery points for pulling stranded vehicles to solid ground.

The Sixty rides on Continental MPT 81 tires sized in something over 40 inches tall. They’re mounted on multi-piece beadlock wheels that incorporate the tire inflation system. Ground clearance is best measured in feet.

interior

  • Room for six people
  • Likely finished in high-end materials

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Note: Devel Sixteen pictured here.

Devel hasn’t shown any interior photos of the Sixty, so the cabin is still a mystery. We do know it seats six people and access is gained via a folding door on the driver’s side reminiscent of a private jet’s door that turns into a staircase. Regardless of the lack of details, expect the interior to be awashed in leather and high-end finishes. This thing isn’t cheap, so its interior will have to match the price tag. Keep reading for that amount.

Drivetrain

  • 6.7-liter V-8 turbodiesel
  • 720 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque
  • Six-wheel drive

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“Powering this beast is a 6.7-liter V-8 turbodiesel making a respectable 720 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque”

Powering this beast is a 6.7-liter V-8 turbodiesel making a respectable 720 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to push this six-wheeled wonder to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds and to a governed top speed of 93 mph. Devel didn’t announce information on the transmission, transfer case, differentials, or where the powertrain is sourced. Our bed is Ford since it makes a 6.7-liter V-8 turbodiesel in the U.S., which conveniently, is also where Devel is based.

Devel does say the Sixty has an independent suspension system and portal axles, but from the photos we see, we’re thinking that might not be true. In fact, the front axle looks suspiciously like the solid front axle on a Ford Super Duty, which is not a portal design. The rear suspension clearly has leaf springs spanning between the two axles, making them not independent.

We hate to say it, but the clues point to the Devel Sixty being nothing more than a rebodied Super Duty with an extra axle added on. After all, only Ford makes a 6.7-liter V-8 turbodiesel and aftermarket tuning kits can easily increase power past 700 horses. We’ve reached out to Devel for clarification.

Pricing


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Big trucks aren’t cheap and the Devel Sixty is no different. It starts at $450,000. Orders will take roughly a year to fulfill and it isn’t clear if Devel has sold any. Since the debut happened in Dubai, though, we’re betting at least a handful were preordered by some oil tycoons.

Competition

Mercedes G63 AMG


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Perhaps the most popular 6×6 is Mercedes’ outlandish G63 6×6 it launched for 2014. It’s based on the G-Class and adds another axle under a lengthened chassis. There’s also a cargo bed for hauling all the expendable income somebody must have to buy something so ridiculous – though we’d probably buy one, too, given the chance.

The G63 6×6 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 making 536 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. The Mercedes features portal axles for improved ground clearance without a tall suspension. It also has five differential locks. Add on 37-inch-tall mud tires, and the 6×6 is basically unstoppable – unless you high-center it.

Mercedes is extremely proud of its six-wheeled creation. In 2013, the price was $511,000, but the limited supply of 100 examples has seen pre-owned 6x6s selling for nearly $1 million.

Read our full review on the Mercedes G63 AMG

Conclusion


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Devel is known for off-the-wall vehicles, namely the Sixteen concept seen several years ago. Along the Sixty came the new version of the Sixteen, meaning Devel has been busy at the drawing board. The U.S.-based company could position itself as the go-to automaker for all things extreme, should it play its cards right. It’ll be interesting to see how things play out.

  • Leave it
    • Few details at this point
    • $450,000 is expensive
    • Could it be a rebodied Ford Super Duty?

References

Devel Sixteen


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Read our full review on the 2018 Devel Sixteen.

PostHeaderIcon Devel Sixteen

The Bugatti Chiron. The Koenigsegg Agera RS. The Mercedes-AMG Project One. The Aston Martin Valkyrie. The Hennessey Venom F5. These are the names of five of the most prominent performance cars of 2017. Yet somehow, not one of these cars can lay claim to being the most bonkers car to make its debut this year. That title belongs to the Devel Sixteen, thought to be nothing more than a mythical figment of the imagination when the prototype was introduced to the public four years ago. That was back in 2013 when the Devel Sixteen first became “something.” Four years later, it’s more than just “something” now; it’s the real deal.

It only takes one look at the car before you realize that you’re looking at a machine that could revolutionize the supercar/hypercar segment the same way cars like the McLaren F1 and the Ferrari F40 did two decades ago. It’s too early to say if the Sixteen has that potential, but the numbers being thrown around by Devel are completely unheard of. Think the Chiron is powerful by having 1,500 horsepower at its disposal? Well, Devel claims the Sixteen has 5,007 horsepower. 5,007! That’s more than three times the power produced by Bugatti’s latest crown and jewel! Think this current race-to-300-mph is worthwhile to follow? The Sixteen may soon render that race irrelevant with claims that it can hit 350 mph without even breaking a sweat. At some point, the hypercar will have a lot to prove when it finally gives us a taste of what it’s capable of. Until then, we’re going to sit here with bags full of salt, waiting for Devel to show us what the Sixteen is really all about.

Exterior


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“The car looks particularly long and stretched, emphasized by how the body swoops around as if every panel is wrapped around another panel”

The prototype version of the Devel Sixteen left little to the imagination as the prototype’s outrageous design provided us with a good preview of what’s to come. But as is the case with concepts like the 2013 version of the Sixteen, Devel did a lot of massaging on the production version’s design. The result is no less spectacular as the 2017 version looks every bit the part of a supercar sent from outer space.

The new-look Devel Sixteen is an exercise in quality car design. The car looks particularly long and stretched, emphasized by how the body swoops around as if every panel is wrapped around another panel. The front end remains properly ludicrous with the short yet sharp nose, the massive front spoiler that sits close to the ground, and the eccentric way the headlights are packaged. Move to the sides and you’re greeted with the sweeping wheel arches, the extended body lines, and the plethora of intakes and air ducts that are all over the car’s body. I suppose if you’re carrying a V-16 engine underneath that body, you’re going to need all those intakes and cooling ducts.


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“The rear wheel arches actually have fins on top of them, a unique take to an otherwise old design trick that allows minimal disturbance to the air flow that hits the car”

The rear section of the hypercar fits in with the demented theme of the body. The rear wheel arches actually have fins on top of them, a unique take to an otherwise old design trick that allows minimal disturbance to the air flow that hits the car. It’s interesting too how this section focuses on the two exhausts that look more like jet turbines. They’re so big that you can probably fit your head inside one of them and still have plenty of room to spare.

If the production version of the Devel Sixteen really looks like this, it’s going to redefine the way cars of this status will be looked at in the future. It is fitting that Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) is partly responsible for the car’s design. After all, this is the same firm that had a hand in building cars like the SCG 003 and the Apollo Intensa Emozione, two exotics that looked every bit the part of supercars in their own right.

Interior


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“The interior design of the Devel Sixteen is a far departure from the exterior design of the hypercar”

The interior design of the Devel Sixteen is a far departure from the exterior design of the hypercar. Whereas the latter invoked a serious amount of emotion, the cabin is less distinguished. There are still some futuristic elements to it, including the tablet-like steering wheel and the carbon shell seats that sit so close to the floor, but for the most part, Devel adopted a more minimalist approach in the latest version of the hypercar. I’m still not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but if it the car performs as well as it’s been hyped, I don’t think the interior’s going to matter as much.

Drivetrain


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“The Devel Sixteen is carrying a 12.3-liter V-16 quad-turbocharged engine”

I’m not going to beat around the bush with this one. The Devel Sixteen, for all of its eccentric design traits, will forever be defined by its promise to perform like no other car in the history of the world. The first big revelation is the car’s engine. Somehow, someway, the Devel Sixteen is carrying a 12.3-liter V-16 quad-turbocharged engine. That’s the kind of engine you normally see in heavily tuned drag racers. If your minds aren’t blown yet, then prepare yourselves for this do of a revelation. According to Devel, that massive engine allows the Sixteen to tap into 5,007 horsepower and 3,519 pound-feet of torque worth of power. Gulp.

Do the math and that’s more than three times the power output of the Bugatti Chiron, almost four times the output of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, and five times the power of the Mercedes-AMG Project One. Needless to say, the Sixteen isn’t
a car for the weak-of-heart. Devel is even estimating that once the Sixteen is up and running to its fullest capabilities, it could reach a top speed of around 310 mph.

As insane as that sounds, the real question to ask is whether it’s even possible to achieve that kind of speed on a car. Fittingly, that question has been thrown around a lot in recent months, largely due to significant movement from some of the biggest players in the supercar segment. The Koenigsegg Agera RS recently broke the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s seven-year record after averaging a top speed of 277.9 mph. Bugatti hasn’t responded yet with a lap time of its own, but it says that the Chiron is capable of reaching 300 mph if the engine’s speed limiter was removed. Then there’s Hennessey and its Venom F5. It claims that 300 mph on the new hypercar is a lock, even if it hasn’t proven it yet.


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“Devel is even estimating that once the Sixteen is up and running to its fullest capabilities, it could reach a top speed of around 310 mph.”

All of that jostling will be meaningless though if the Devel Sixteen somehow manages to back up its own claim of hitting 310 mph. That’s an attempt I’m definitely tuning in to watch.

Devel Sixteen Prototype Specifications

  • 12.3 LITER V16 QUAD TURBO
  • 5,007 HP, 36 PSI
  • 3,519 LB-FT @ 6,600 RPM, 36 PSI
  • 3,006 HP @ 6,900 RPM, 20 PSI (92 93 PUMP GAS – DAILY USE)
  • 2,407 TORQUE @ 6,400 RPM, 20 PSI
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN BILLET ENGINE BLOCK
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN CYLINDER HEADS
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN CRANKSHAFT
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN BILLET CAMSHAFT (ROLLER CAMSHAFT, STREET TUNE)
  • 2 VALVEs PER CYLINDER (32 TITANIUM VALVE)
  • 81 MM QUAD TURBO

Price


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Normally, assuming a car’s price tag is easy because there are so many references and comparisons to cull from. But I’m not even going to make any attempts at guessing how much Devel plans to sell the Sixteen if it does end up in production. I don’t even know how many units Devel plans to build. All I know is that a car with this much technology in it, not to mention a monstrous 12.3-liter V-16 engine underneath, is not going to come cheap. $7 million? $10 million? Maybe even $15 million? None of it matters. If you’re interested in buying the Sixteen, you’re going to need to break the bank for this one.

Competition

Bugatti Chiron


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There once was a time when anything that Bugatti built was considered the cream of the crop among supercars. Times may have changed as legitimate contenders have arisen, but Bugatti’s ability to develop supercars remains the same. The latest proof of that is the Chiron. The successor to the legendary Bugatti Veyron is capable of a lot of things, none more important than its ability to produce 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque out of its 8.0-liter quad-turbo W-16 engine. That kind of power allows it to accelerate from an idle position to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds before going on a speeding spree onwards to an electronically limited 261 mph. Even better, Buggati says that the Chiron is capable of approaching 300 mph if the aforementioned limiter is disengaged. It may lack the power of the Devel Sixteen, but it’s still a race I’d be glad to pay real money to watch.

Read our full review on the 2018 Bugatti Chiron.

Koenigsegg Agera RS


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The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the current fastest production car in the world. It also follows a long line of Koenigseggs that have taken the supercar industry by storm. The Agera RS fits the bill of a quintessential exotic. It was developed with nothing less than the latest in automotive technology, has 1,360 horsepower at its disposal, and just averaged a top speed of 277.9 mph to break the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s seven-year top speed record for a production car. Right now, the Agera RS is the man, and if the Devel Sixteen wants to be the man, it’s going to have to beat the Koenigsegg for that title.

Read our full review on the 2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS.

Hennessey Venom F5


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If I were to beat which car would come out with the fastest production car in the world title, my money’s on the Hennessey Venom F5. I don’t know enough about how far along Devel is in turning the Sixteen into an actual production car. I do know that the Venom F5 is here. Not only that, it’s heading to the party with a brand-new 7.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 1,600 horsepower and 1,300 pound-feet of torque. Hennessey has even teased us that its latest crown jewel can eclipse 300 mph. From the looks of things too, it’s closer than Devel to achieving that.

Read our full review on the 2019 Hennessey Venom F5.

Conclusion


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Everything that Devel has shown us about the Sixteen points to a hypercar that will change the game forever. The narrative is all there waiting to be printed. All Devel needs to do at this point is to make sure that the Sixteen sees production. Once it gets to that point, all bets are off as far as who the king of the hypercars will be.

  • Leave it
    • Won’t be cheap
    • Lots of unknowns
    • Safety could be an issue

PostHeaderIcon The Devel-Sixteen is Here, but it’s Still just a Prototype

For years, we’ve been teased by Devel about its 300-mph, 5000-horsepower, supercar and the company has finally delivered at the 2017 Dubai motor show. The car isn’t exactly in “production” form quite yet and won’t be complete for another 12 to 18 months, with testing, but it’s much closer than the plastic, Hot-Wheels-wannabe car we saw a few years back.

The Devel Sixteen Comes Correct but Still Lacking

Truth be told, this revised prototype is much more believable, and now that we’ve seen video of the engine hitting some crazy horsepower figures (5,007 in the latest video on a company dyno,) there’s a lot of merit behind the car that could not only break the 300-mph barrier but put vehicles from Koenigsegg, Buggati, and McLaren to shame. As of now, one of the biggest concerns is where Devel can source tires from, considering a pair of rubbers that can handle speeds as high as 300 mph are far and few between – it’s the reason why the Bugatti Chiron hasn’t been able to reach its full potential.

Devel-Sixteen Engine on the Dyno

On that note, Devel says it’s “considering” two tire manufacturers, but declined to mention names in a discussion with CNN in Dubai. Unfortunately, there’s more bad news too – the Devel-Sixteen won’t be street legal and is intended to be more of a dragster or track car. Of course, we’re talking about a 12.3-liter with a quad, 81 mm, turbo setup that delivers a gut-wrenching 5,007 horsepower, so that’s not that big of a surprise – it’s essentially a jet-fighter on wheels.


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Devel Sixteen Prototype Specifications

  • 12.3 LITER V16 QUAD TURBO
  • 5,007 HP, 36 PSI
  • 3,519 LB-FT @ 6,600 RPM, 36 PSI
  • 3,006 HP @ 6,900 RPM, 20 PSI (92 93 PUMP GAS – DAILY USE)
  • 2,407 TORQUE @ 6,400 RPM, 20 PSI
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN BILLET ENGINE BLOCK
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN CYLINDER HEADS
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN CRANKSHAFT
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN BILLET CAMSHAFT (ROLLER CAMSHAFT, STREET TUNE)
  • 2 VALVEs PER CYLINDER (32 TITANIUM VALVE)
  • 81 MM QUAD TURBO

Other Models are on the Way


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Sometimes you have to roll with the punches, and the fact that the Sixteen isn’t going to be street legal is a bit of a bummer. But, not all hope is lost. See, the manufacturer also opened a whole new can of worms. Apparently, Devel is working on two more models, one with a V-8 that will deliver some 2,000 horsepower and another with a V-16 and quad turbos that will deliver some 3,000 horsepower. Projected speeds have yet to be mentioned, but you can probably guess somewhere around 245 mph and 280 mph, respectively.

On that note, however, don’t get too excited unless you have very, very deep pockets. Devel says the price for the V-8 model with start at $1.6 million while the V-16 model will start at $1,8 million. There are no plans to limit production of either model at this time, and both are expected to be 100-percent road legal. As for where the Sixteen or it’s slightly less-powerful children will make their high-speed debuts, that remains a mystery, but the man behind that brand has said “the U.S., the U.K, Germany… it could be anywhere.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty promising and quite exciting too. We’re following the Devel brand closely, so check back soon for a full review on the Devel-Sixteen and all breaking news as it happens.

References


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Read our full story on the Devel Sixteen Debut.


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Read our full review on the 2014 Devel Sixteen Prototype.

PostHeaderIcon The 5000-HP Devel Sixteen Debuts Next Week! Can it Live up to the Hype?

Remember the Devel Sixteen? You know; that supercar built in Dubai a few years back that gave us the instant impression that someone was trying to blow smoke up our ass? Well, it may have taken a couple of years, but the official production model is finally about to make its long-awaited debut. The venue? The 2017 Dubai Auto Show. In case you don’t remember, let me fill you in on what the Devel Sixteen really is. It was a car that came to the Dubai Auto Show back in 2013 looking like a plastic Hot Wheels car with unbelievable claims of power and speed. By unbelievable, I’m talking about 5,000 horsepower from a V-16 with quad turbos and a top speed that surpasses 300 mph – a feat that may be accomplished by the Hennessey Venom F5 in the very near future.

You can’t deny that those claims sound pretty ridiculous – even the Koenigsegg One:1 is rated at just 1MW or 1,341 horsepower. The new Hennessey Venom F5 is rated at 1,600 horsepower, and even the Bugatti Chiron comes in at just 1,470 ponies. So how can a no-name company like Devel show up to the scene with a car that is said to have 5,000 horsepower and can smash 300 mph really be in the news yet again? Well, Devel may not be showing off the official car until next week, but it has already released some specs on the engine, and at this point, we kind of have to see it – just to scratch the itch that is curiosity.

To top it all off, Devel isn’t exactly on its own either, which really makes things interesting. If you remember correctly, the company teamed up with Steve Morris Engines – an engine building out of Michigan. It’s also teamed up with Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT,) a firm that has had a hand in building cars like the SCG 003 and the Apollo Intensa Emozione. Needless to say, these aren’t exactly no-name companies working on a project that seemed to be nothing more than a marketing gimmick just a few years ago. Keep reading to see some pictures of the prototype, a picture of this crazy V-16 engine, a video of the Engine on the Dyno and full specs of the production model so far.

Devel Sixteen: Did Someone Sell Their Soul to the Devil?


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It seems pretty hard to believe, but from the look of things, this Michigan-built engine really has the balls to push some serious power. The dyno it was tested on couln’t go above 4,515 horsepower (and why should it have to, right?) so there’s no definitive evidence that it can put down a real 5,000 ponies, but as you can see from the video below, it sure didn’t hesitate to max out that dyno in a real hurry!

Devel Sixteen Specifications

  • 12.3 LITER V16 QUAD TURBO
  • 5,000+ HP (RATED OVER 5,000 HP, DYNO COULD NOT HOLD ANY MORE POWER OVER 4,515 HP)
  • 4,515 HP @ 6,900 RPM, 36 PSI C16 (DYNO COULD NOT HOLD ANY MORE POWER OVER 4,515 HP)
  • 3 519 TORQUE @ 6,600 RPM, 36 PSI
  • 3 006 HP @ 6,900 RPM, 20 PSI (92 93 PUMP GAS – DAILY USE)
  • 2,407 TORQUE @ 6,400 RPM, 20 PSI
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN BILLET ENGINE BLOCK
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN CYLINDER HEADS
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN CRANKSHAFT
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN BILLET CAMSHAFT (ROLLER CAMSHAFT, STREET TUNE)
  • 2 VALVE PER CYLINDER (32 TITANIUM VALVE)
  • 81 MM QUAD TURBO

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Needless to say, this thing is pretty damn crazy, but it’s still hard to believe that it can really live up to the hype – even with a video proving the engine can nearly break a dyno. Can a car even handle 5,000 horsepower without ripping in half or worse? And, if so, will the car actually be able to break the 300-mph barrier. If it does, how fast will 5,000 let it go? 320 mph, 350 mph? I know we’re certainly curious to see, so Devel better come correct at the show and after! We want to see what 5,000 horsepower can do when it’s sent to the pavement. What do you predict?

References


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Read our full review on the 2014 Devel Sixteen Prototype.

PostHeaderIcon The 5000-HP Devel Sixteen Debuts Next Week! Can it Live up to the Hype?

Remember the Devel Sixteen? You know; that supercar built in Dubai a few years back that gave us the instant impression that someone was trying to blow smoke up our ass? Well, it may have taken a couple of years, but the official production model is finally about to make its long-awaited debut. The venue? The 2017 Dubai Auto Show. In case you don’t remember, let me fill you in on what the Devel Sixteen really is. It was a car that came to the Dubai Auto Show back in 2013 looking like a plastic Hot Wheels car with unbelievable claims of power and speed. By unbelievable, I’m talking about 5,000 horsepower from a V-16 with quad turbos and a top speed that surpasses 300 mph – a feat that may be accomplished by the Hennessey Venom F5 in the very near future.

You can’t deny that those claims sound pretty ridiculous – even the Koenigsegg One:1 is rated at just 1MW or 1,341 horsepower. The new Hennessey Venom F5 is rated at 1,600 horsepower, and even the Bugatti Chiron comes in at just 1,470 ponies. So how can a no-name company like Devel show up to the scene with a car that is said to have 5,000 horsepower and can smash 300 mph really be in the news yet again? Well, Devel may not be showing off the official car until next week, but it has already released some specs on the engine, and at this point, we kind of have to see it – just to scratch the itch that is curiosity.

To top it all off, Devel isn’t exactly on its own either, which really makes things interesting. If you remember correctly, the company teamed up with Steve Morris Engines – an engine building out of Michigan. It’s also teamed up with Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT,) a firm that has had a hand in building cars like the SCG 003 and the Apollo Intensa Emozione. Needless to say, these aren’t exactly no-name companies working on a project that seemed to be nothing more than a marketing gimmick just a few years ago. Keep reading to see some pictures of the prototype, a picture of this crazy V-16 engine, a video of the Engine on the Dyno and full specs of the production model so far.

Devel Sixteen: Did Someone Sell Their Soul to the Devil?


The 5000-HP Devel Sixteen Debuts Next Week! Can it Live up to the Hype? - image 744099

It seems pretty hard to believe, but from the look of things, this Michigan-built engine really has the balls to push some serious power. The dyno it was tested on couln’t go above 4,515 horsepower (and why should it have to, right?) so there’s no definitive evidence that it can put down a real 5,000 ponies, but as you can see from the video below, it sure didn’t hesitate to max out that dyno in a real hurry!

Devel Sixteen Specifications

  • 12.3 LITER V16 QUAD TURBO
  • 5,000+ HP (RATED OVER 5,000 HP, DYNO COULD NOT HOLD ANY MORE POWER OVER 4,515 HP)
  • 4,515 HP @ 6,900 RPM, 36 PSI C16 (DYNO COULD NOT HOLD ANY MORE POWER OVER 4,515 HP)
  • 3 519 TORQUE @ 6,600 RPM, 36 PSI
  • 3 006 HP @ 6,900 RPM, 20 PSI (92 93 PUMP GAS – DAILY USE)
  • 2,407 TORQUE @ 6,400 RPM, 20 PSI
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN BILLET ENGINE BLOCK
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN CYLINDER HEADS
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN CRANKSHAFT
  • DEVEL SIXTEEN BILLET CAMSHAFT (ROLLER CAMSHAFT, STREET TUNE)
  • 2 VALVE PER CYLINDER (32 TITANIUM VALVE)
  • 81 MM QUAD TURBO

The 5000-HP Devel Sixteen Debuts Next Week! Can it Live up to the Hype? - image 744097

Needless to say, this thing is pretty damn crazy, but it’s still hard to believe that it can really live up to the hype – even with a video proving the engine can nearly break a dyno. Can a car even handle 5,000 horsepower without ripping in half or worse? And, if so, will the car actually be able to break the 300-mph barrier. If it does, how fast will 5,000 let it go? 320 mph, 350 mph? I know we’re certainly curious to see, so Devel better come correct at the show and after! We want to see what 5,000 horsepower can do when it’s sent to the pavement. What do you predict?

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Read our full review on the 2014 Devel Sixteen Prototype.

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