, which just revealed the new engines developed for the latest Quattroporte, has downsized its engines, but increased their output. While the outgoing QP was launched with a 4.2-liter V8 with 400 horsepower and a 4.7 with 425, the new model will be offered with a 3.0-liter V6 with 404 hp or a 3.8-liter V8 with 523, both made possible by direct injection and twin turbochargers. Bentley
, for another example, has done the same, with a twin-turbo V8 exceeding earlier output figures from its W12. The list goes on and on, and will only stand to grow even longer with each passing year until we either find more oil or the internal-combustion engine goes the way of the dinosaurs whose fossils it burns.