Favourite engine?

sunny2807

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What's your favourite engine? Can be from a bus, truck, bike, ship, car or whatever else has got an engine  xD . Got the idea from this CarThrottle post: https://www.carthrottle.com/post/wv5d4j6/


Personally I haven't really got a favourite bus engine, so I'm going to mention car engines. I generally prefer high-revving engines, so I'm gonna go for either the 458 Speciale's V8, the Lexus LF-A V10...but I also love the Evo, so I'm going to include the 4G63  :P
 
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Gardner 6LXB, Cummins L10, both fitted in Olympians :)
 
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iomex

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I love the 2.8 TDI engines you get in the older 06-07 era VW Transporters, especially when you get a clear run and can shove your foot down. The Valenta engine is of course a given, and I can't resist rolling down the windows on the M25 to listen to  Rolls-Royce RB211.


Oh and the 3 litre hybrid diesel you get in 3 series BMW's. Sounds like a tractor at tickover, but then sounds like several layers of atmosphere being peeled away when you use launch control off the lights :P
 
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Oh god, the Valenta, of course... How dare I forget.


On that note, the EMD 12N-710G3B-T2 prime mover in the Class 66s is a good sounding thing, in my opinion, especially on startup. And on a different note, a Hunslet Alice class is a fine little engine.


 


 
 

sunny2807

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@joe_alker That V12 is eargasmic  :P
I've actually got a 1/43 model of the 412 T2  :D


And great choices everyone, even though I haven't got a clue about trains xD  
 

Toucan

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Hmm Noice! I probably know someone who watched that being filmed xD  I used to live near the Top Gear Test Track :P  
 
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Now if this doesn't illustrate the beauty of a 6LXB, I don't know what will:

 
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