Now this is something for the horsepower heroes out there: an AC Cobra replica assembled in Germany that features a 780 cubic inch V8. That’s a truly huge engine, and the Weineck Cobra 780CUI Limited Edition is no slouch – the company claims the vehicle is the “world’s most powerful car is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine with the highest power output and torque of all road-legal cars”.

In the metric scale, the engine measures 12.9-litres, or more than twice the size of the latest Holden Commodore 6.0-litre V8, and features internals that have been precision machined to Formula 1 standards

Klaus Weineck is a master mechanic by trade and, in 1978, he started hill climbing on weekends and he ended up building his own cars. At the hiatus of his racing career, he slipped into drag racing and built a 2,000bhp Ford Capri-based dragster with an 8.7 litre supercharged big block Chevy motor that was clocked at 7.1 sec for the standing quarter mile.

With 1760Nm of torque, this car will accelerate
from 0-200km/h in less than 5.0 seconds. Wow

—-  Specifications  —-





12.9 Litre V8


approximately 2178 lbs





1,100 hp at 7,000 rpm


1.98 lb per hp


85.27 hp per litre

1/4 mile 

0-124 mph 

4.9 sec

Top Speed 


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