10 Strangest Engines of All Time

MOST UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING ENGINES. Technology has come a long way since the invention of the first internal combustion engine in 1872 by American George Brayton. Since then there have been a lot of new engine designs, and even some so crazy that people said they would never even work. Some of these engines are super rare and unusual, so if you’re a gearhead and you love cars and engines, then buckle up and check out the most unusual engines!


  1. MAD LAB

    MAD LAB10 months ago

    Subscribe, Like and Check new videos! Thanks for the watching!

  2. Jeff Moore

    Jeff Moore16 days ago

    RotorCam engine by Jerome Murray. Thats an interesting ol beast.

  3. Tony Pasma

    Tony PasmaMonth ago

    jet fuel!!

  4. Ella stop looking on my yt

    Ella stop looking on my yt2 months ago


  5. Adfghj Qwert

    Adfghj QwertDay ago

    قيد المشاهده

  6. 2nopes

    2nopes2 days ago

    You didn't mention the counter piston engines

  7. Patel Rohan

    Patel Rohan4 days ago

    At 0:45 It's not pronounced as "VOLKSWAGEN" despite the spelling but rather as "FOLKSWAGEN" since the German "V" alphabet is called "Fao" and is the English equivalent of alphabet "F"...the literal meaning of the word 'Volkswagen' in German being "People's car"...

  8. Phillip Schröder

    Phillip Schröder5 days ago

    Mazda bought the rights to manufacture the "Wankel Engine" rotary motor from NSU. Mazda never put any rotary motor into a german vehicle. I really belive you should brush up knowledge before starting to talk.

  9. Wall Cutter

    Wall Cutter6 days ago

    Had other companies invested in and refined the rotary engine, it would be a fantastic engine. It is but could be so much better

  10. Joshua Kruty

    Joshua Kruty8 days ago

    Thanks for deceiving me with the cover picture

  11. cammandoookhalsha skyblue captain nephew

    cammandoookhalsha skyblue captain nephew13 days ago

    Internal combustion engine r motherf....king logic engines only motherf....king logic bitches sluts and bastards wants to use it 😂😎

  12. Carlos Monroy

    Carlos Monroy14 days ago

    i like that round engine. looks like the engine of the future.

  13. Malcolm Hughes

    Malcolm Hughes17 days ago

    Egr valves are what craps out all new motors. Because of emition control

  14. Kipper Klank

    Kipper Klank18 days ago

    Man i sure do love me some click bit Mmmmmm

  15. jason b

    jason b19 days ago

    Go duke

  16. GendoUltra

    GendoUltra22 days ago

    What about the Quasiturbine?

  17. Coldern Ice

    Coldern Ice25 days ago

    Mazda sold a ,small pickup truck with the rotary engine , back in the early 70 's , as well .

  18. 37kgb02

    37kgb0226 days ago

    The frist internal combustion motor was built by Etienne Lenoir in 1859.

  19. Xavi V

    Xavi V26 days ago

    The internal combustion engine was invented way before 1860..

  20. W.T.H.

    W.T.H.27 days ago

    03:50 That kind of concept is long used in diesel locs already. For obvious reasons. I never understood why they didnt try it on a car.

  21. Camin Herrera Navarro

    Camin Herrera Navarro28 days ago


  22. glados gaming

    glados gaming28 days ago

    Oh my mid-roll ads

  23. Jsp

    Jsp28 days ago

    Ford V4 engines not mentioned.. Also Chrysler turbine engine not mentioned.. Shame on you.


    CRYIPTIC CREEP29 days ago

    This is the first time I've seen 2 of the engines that other channels have used for Click Bait....Thank You . Yet you did it to!

  25. Geilo Maty

    Geilo MatyMonth ago

    Germans invented first combustion engine in 1867 made by Nicolaus August Otto It was made in Cologne.

  26. Robert Clark

    Robert ClarkMonth ago

    Dont think Mazda built the NSU Rotary

  27. lyon406

    lyon406Month ago

    Wow, biased new image that. What about the V8 VW engine. What about the numerous engines that Whitehead built around 1900. Chevrolets V8 engine in 1917-18. Hand built engines like the v-12 of Lockhart, 4 cylinder engines of the Wright Brothers. FYI: the Wankel engine was first bought by GM to be put in the Vega, it would not pass the 50K emissions test due to premature wear to the rotor seals (now made of ceramics).

  28. pistolterri

    pistolterriMonth ago

    vr6 is a v6 but also inline? pretty sure that aint how it goes lmao

  29. Ample Gain

    Ample GainMonth ago

    Offset like a v, but only 15 degrees. So the cylinders are bored into the block at an angle in a shallow v, but it's only 1 block and 1 head. You could kinda say it's both but neither.

  30. MrViking

    MrVikingMonth ago

    VW VR5 and VR6 was not, and is not, the only one of these kind of engine designs. And yes, they still exists! Most well known is the Bugatti Veyron with a VR16. Yes, sixteen cylinders! There's also versions with 8 and 12 cylinders. Do your research better next time!

  31. WestWindsDemon

    WestWindsDemonMonth ago


  32. Rick 1776-1970

    Rick 1776-1970Month ago

    Fuck the environment

  33. Ms.Fixit

    Ms.FixitMonth ago

    Various scientists and engineers contributed to the development of internal combustion engines. In 1791, John Barber developed the gas turbine. In 1794 Thomas Mead patented a gas engine. Also in 1794, Robert Street patented an internal combustion engine, which was also the first to use liquid fuel, and built an engine around that time. In 1798, John Stevens built the first American internal combustion engine. In 1807, French engineers Nicéphore Niépce (who went on to invent photography) and Claude Niépce ran a prototype internal combustion engine, using controlled dust explosions, the Pyréolophore. This engine powered a boat on the Saône river, France. The same year, the Swiss engineer François Isaac de Rivaz built an internal combustion engine ignited by an electric spark. In 1823, Samuel Brown patented the first internal combustion engine to be applied industrially.

  34. Betty Hancock

    Betty HancockMonth ago

    5:56 it's variable displacement, which will affect the compression, yes, but that's not what they are changing or what you define here. That's the displacement of the engine.

  35. Matt S.

    Matt S.Month ago

    PLEASE never make car videos again -The Car Community

  36. Isak s

    Isak sMonth ago

    nah. higher compression = more power for the same amount of fuel, or less fuel used for a given amount of power. they use the system in an oposite way. they run the engine at high compression to save fuel but lower the compression and increase the preasure from the turbo to get more power than they would be able to without the compressoin change due to engine knock, also known as premature ignition and i have more than just heard about all of the engines mentioned

  37. Dave Micolichek

    Dave MicolichekMonth ago

    Exactly. The high compression works great, and is very efficient, when run in N/A, at lower rpms, and light load situations. When higher power is called for, that same high compression would be a problem, in the form of detonation, without high octane race fuel being used. So, like what was said in the above comment, the compression gets adjusted lower, and the turbo produces more boost, to be able to produce power without the detonation problems associated with high compression. As soon as you take your foot out of the throttle, and resume light cruise conditions, the ECU ramps the compression up again for better efficiency.

  38. Paweł F. FishingVLOG

    Paweł F. FishingVLOGMonth ago

    "Mazda put it in NSU RO80..." Whaaat? Don't do drugs.

  39. Wendy Willard

    Wendy WillardMonth ago

    More and more adds everyday.

  40. Richard Todt

    Richard TodtMonth ago

    Ha ha ha turbo fluid, WTF. BS!

  41. gattimark

    gattimarkMonth ago

    no mention of revetec motor ,ah but it is an aussie company ,or angel labs offering ,probably the best ever .[ Raphael is Hispanic though ].

  42. I reckon I can build that

    I reckon I can build thatMonth ago

    Pretty piss poor power to capacity ratio when a volvo t5 is a 2.5l 5cylinder and produces from 240bhp to 330bhp. Unless it's in a ford focus in which case it'll only be either 170bhp or 220bhp! Lol!

  43. Lugul banda

    Lugul bandaMonth ago

    the name of the inventor is not Winkel its Wankel...

  44. johnsamu

    johnsamuMonth ago

    How about researching/investigating some REAL history before you start spewing false facts. Next thing you will claim is that the first wheel was invented in Ohio the first shoes were being in used in Cincinatti and the first woman with a headache was born in Washington DC.

  45. Kenneth solvang jr

    Kenneth solvang jrMonth ago

    200 year old when you going to use loan grantors

  46. Billy McKeown

    Billy McKeownMonth ago

    The first commercially successful internal combustion engine was created by a belgian named Étienne Lenoir around 1859, before that an Englishman called John Barber developed the gas turbine in 1791...John Stevens built the first American internal combustion engine in 1807.

  47. Pixel Dust

    Pixel DustMonth ago

    so sad to see cars still the whipping boy; there is more pollution in the intake air than in the exhaust.

  48. EnergeticWaves

    EnergeticWavesMonth ago

    Pixel Dust explain

  49. Airgun Bubba

    Airgun BubbaMonth ago

    Uhh @5:40 the graph on the left side shows the compression going DOWN from 11:1 to 8:1 saying more power is produced...uhh no. You drop compression ratio if you are boosting...but a car that is naturally aspirated, the honda S2000 for example, uses insane compression ratio of 11.7:1 producing about 124hp per liter.

  50. Folk

    FolkMonth ago

    First invented by and american.., American education...

  51. Caliom

    CaliomMonth ago

    Check your history, who writes American school textbooks, the CIA?! While you're at it check out some of Thomas Edison's so called inventions!

  52. Project23D

    Project23DMonth ago

    The Chevy Volt is the only car with the range extending engine. It is only real hybrid, power generation by separate engine-generator, just like a modern day locomotive. I like my electric golf cart. I have to remember to force the engine on a couple times a month to run the damn gasoline-alcohol fuel through the lines.

  53. anthony barnes

    anthony barnesMonth ago

    The 8/6/4 Cadillac thang needs more research .

  54. Prototheria

    PrototheriaMonth ago

    2:45 Who are you fooling? Everyone knows that smoke is from oil burning, not the tires.

  55. James Smith

    James SmithMonth ago

    too many ads so I left

  56. Noise Complaint

    Noise ComplaintMonth ago

    The last motor, the Duke, is in the new BMW bikes. It looks amazing, I saw it at the Buffalo Chip this year.

  57. Noise Complaint

    Noise ComplaintMonth ago

    @Chris Bristol Sorry ladies and gents. I was thinking of the R18. Now that I look at the pictures, I can now see I was mistaken.

  58. Chris Bristol

    Chris BristolMonth ago

    No sign of this on the BMW website, can you point us to some information about it?

  59. BraaapAllDay

    BraaapAllDayMonth ago

    I came to check out some cool engine designs and all I see is shit talking.

  60. Roger Scott

    Roger ScottMonth ago

    The ads on this channel are ridiculous. I'd never sub for this reason alone.

  61. shannon dove

    shannon doveMonth ago

    Roger Scott you right about that

  62. gaz ferg

    gaz fergMonth ago

    lot of people will be very unhappy about saying an american invented the ice.get the facts right.

  63. Andy Taylor

    Andy TaylorMonth ago

    Goff? unsub. LOL

  64. Jolafunk

    JolafunkMonth ago

    cubic inch ? WTF does that mean Get real go to recalculate to litres I think America has a HARD time to learn the truth about measurements ghod!

  65. Jolafunk

    JolafunkMonth ago

    The art of mathmetics was origined back in Europe while GALLONS of fucking fossile fuel was feasted upon in USA (I mean God Damn)

  66. Jolafunk

    JolafunkMonth ago

    Magnets magnets and magnets Lets go magnetic!

  67. mr billgiles

    mr billgilesMonth ago

    Check your history before you make false claims about who invented internal combustion engines.

  68. Tom Kirk

    Tom KirkMonth ago

    cunobelinusX31 pretty much wrong, every type of person in the world lives in America. So basically u are bashing Americans cause u are jealous, shut ur lip punk

  69. Andrewgyny

    AndrewgynyMonth ago

    lol. That’s a lot of generalization from Cunobelinus. Outside of that, you’re right.

  70. cunobelinusX31

    cunobelinusX31Month ago

    You saved me having to write that. Typical of Americans trying to steal the credit for everything. Maybe that's what they're taught in school?

  71. Man in a Van.

    Man in a Van.Month ago

    Vr 6 is garbage. The wankel is well understood.

  72. Possumlove

    PossumloveMonth ago

    THANK YOU for calling it a Wankel.

  73. Michael McCord

    Michael McCordMonth ago

    Porsche = Por-SHA, not Porshhhh! :D and Oh MY! Ca-RAY-uh? Wha?? It's Ca-RARE-Uh! Carrera! LOL!

  74. Peter Seaton

    Peter SeatonMonth ago

    False info, dont bother