I promised some photos of the engine of the Mercedes-Benz 540k Special Roadster a while back when it appeared as the “Car Photo of the Day”, and while digging I found all manner of photos I have of engines in various stages of undress. A light bulb went off over my head: “this is like porn for gearheads!” A new theme is born.
Much like the “Road Photo of the Day” theme I’ll write a bit and show some nice engines.
The above almost needs no explanation, as it is one of the iconic V-12s from Maranello. Enzo Ferrari always was an engine builder more than a car builder. To Enzo a car was merely a place-holder for his engines. He famously once said “Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines” but of course was forced to adopt them once his world-beating engines started losing to areo-equipped lesser machines.
Stay tuned for more!