One thing car guys love to do is debate which car has the better engine. And while horsepower, torque, and aftermarket support are all important, one measurement that's generally agreed on is specific output.
Obviously an engine with larger displacement is going to make more horsepower than a lower the same engine, but if you compare horsepower per liter, it should give you a pretty good measure of which engine is better, right?
Well, as Engineering Explained points out in the latest video, it's not that simple. You have to control for an engine's use of forced induction, how much boost it has, as well as its compression ratio. And even when you've controlled for all those factors, you still won't have a definitive answer as to what the best engine in the world is.
For a more in-depth explanation and all the other factors you need to consider, be sure to check out the video below.