the joe dirt in me really loves engines. all the moving parts, the promise of horsepower and noise, the sense of accomplishment when they're put together right....ah, redneckism!
this is a photo (that i lifted from autoblog) of the new corvette LS9 engine, the supercharged 6.2 liter 620+ horsepower beast that will power the new ZR1 corvette. it's a cutaway. i love cutaways. you get to see all of the cool bits that are hidden when the engine is fully assembled. this thing is compact, lightweight, powerful, and even gets good mileage, great mileage if you compare it to any engine that makes close to it's horsepower.