The Top 10 Naturally Aspirated Engines


At Windrush, we welcome lots of turbo and supercharged automobiles to our prestige auto storage services in London and the Cotswolds. But there is even now anything about the traditional naturally aspirated engine that casts a spell.

The basic principle stays unchanged: air consumption to this engine variety relies completely on atmospheric stress (not like the forced induction of turbo and supercharging). And although naysayers will inform you the unwelcome upshot of N/A is a bulkier, fuel-thirstier engine, naturally aspirated automobiles generally provide larger revs, far better throttle response (with no turbo lag), optimum torque, less complicated servicing and a healthier roar.

No wonder the N/A format is even now in manufacturers’ ideas – and has a healthier following amongst our extended phrase auto storage consumers. Here’s 10 of the very best naturally aspirated engines, as picked by our traditional auto storage crew.    

Honda S2000

Honda S2000

An epic two., four-cylinder engine generating 240 horsepower at an extraordinary eight,300 rpm. It revs and it roars and it screams… and all that electrical power is correct at the prime of the revs, that means you have to operate the engine challenging. But, it is a Honda, so it will take it all day extended and even now comes back for a lot more.

Lexus LFA

Lexus LFA

A quite specific four.eight V10 developed with assist from Yamaha. Even though the Japanese may possibly not have produced several supercars, the V10 LFA generates a sonorous wail when on song, as only a V10 can. Not only is it a operate of artwork, it also tends to make the LFA a single of the quickest Japanese vehicles ever produced with its 552 horsepower. 

Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper

What a lot more can you say, an eight.four V10 engine is a lot more than ample in anyone’s guide. With 640 horsepower, the all-aluminium engine generates an exhaust note that is unforgettable and although the auto tends to make minor sense, our traditional auto storage crew applauds its quite existence, each time a Viper rolls into our services.

Ferrari 550

Ferrari 550

A 485 horsepower five.five litre engine mated to an open-gate guide transmission is undoubtedly anything to savour. A front-engined Ferrari is constantly specific, but with a V12 soundtrack and an all muscle, no turbo electrical power delivery, the 550 is now regarded as a single of the best present day street vehicles out of Maranello.

BMW E46 M3 CSL

BMW E46 M3 CSL

The regular E46 M3 is also worthy of this record, but when BMW squeezed out 355 horsepower from a three.two litre naturally aspirated straight 6, a single can only nod with approval. Light ample to preserve the M3 agile, but with a noise special to an M3, it is a single of the heroic engines of all time.

Porsche Carrera GT V10

Porsche Carrera GT V10

Porsche’s engineers developed and developed the 980/01 V10 for F1 but did not use it as they pulled out ahead of they had the possibility. A detuned 604 horsepower edition located its way into the glorious Carrera GT, a auto that demands all of the driver’s interest, all of the time, and was as wild a street auto as you could get.

Alfa Romeo 147GTA

Alfa Romeo 147GTA

The best six-cylinder of all time? None seem or sound as excellent as this, and none come to feel as special… or as fragile. With 250 horsepower the front-drive 147 GTA was a wonderful location in which to match the Busso V6. Arguably the most gorgeous engine to be fitted to an attainable auto.

McLaren F1

McLaren F1

The marvellous S70/two V12 with its six.one litres, was the only V-twelve produced by BMW with 4 valves per cylinder. A gutsy 618 horsepower at seven,500 and 455 pound-feet of torque at four,000 rpm was ample to propel the F1 from -60 mph in three.two seconds.

Chevrolet LS1 V8

Chevrolet LS1 V8

Launched in 1997, it was rated at 345 horsepower at five,600 rpm and 350 pound-feet of torque at four,400 rpm, with electrical power uprated to 350 horsepower in 2001. The LS V8 selection is now a very regarded ‘crate’ engine with wonderful electrical power, unrivalled dependability – and quite tuneable also. A piece of American background. 

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Ferrari place all their tech knowhow into this engine, and the outcome was 600 horsepower from a four.five-litre, naturally aspirated V8, plus a flat-plane-crank that sounds like only a Ferrari can. Was it the final of the wonderful V8s? In a globe of turbos and hybrids, really perhaps, but what a way to go out.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Cosworth are the masters behind this quickly-to-launch V12 NA engine. If all goes to prepare, it will be the most effective NA engine in background, creating a claimed 1130 horsepower from its six.five litres. No matter whether it launches with that output stays to be observed, but the naturally aspirated engine may not be more than just yet…

Pick Windrush traditional auto storage, for turbo, supercharged &amp N/A engines

At Windrush, we deal with each visitor to our prestige auto storage services as an personal. Of program, some aspects of our well-known twelve-stage induction approach are the very same across the board, from the specialist wash/dry your auto will get on arrival, to the climate-managed surroundings and personal storage bays that mark out our extended phrase auto storage from our rivals.

But this is no ‘one dimension fits all’ support. With Windrush’s traditional auto storage professionals on hand about the clock, we’ll adapt our ongoing servicing programme to the specs and demands of your automobile, making certain we cater to the quirks of the engine, mechanicals and a lot more, and preserve your auto in an ‘always ready’ situation.

For specifics of our extended phrase auto storage, get in touch with the Windrush crew on [email protected] kingdom