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8 March 2019

Quad-engine Lada is 16 cylinders of Russian fury

By Mitchell TulkMitchell Tulk

If you know of Garage 54, you would have been following these Russian guys pushing the limits of a Lada Riva by adding extra engines to it.

Starting off with two four-cylinders, the team made its way up to three, resulting in a 4.0-litre in-line 12 cylinder.

But why stop there?

The horsepower must be off the charts! (image credit: Garage 54) The horsepower must be off the charts! (image credit: Garage 54)

A larger four-cylinder unit was strapped to the front, bringing the cylinder count to 16 and increasing the displacement by another 1.6-litres.

To make this work, the crankshaft pulley from the third engine was welded to the pressure plate of the fourth with square tubing holding everything in place.

Named “Gennady”, four wheels are fitted to the rear in order to handle the ‘insane’ power, but only the standard manual gearbox is still used.

This Lada probably qualifies as the world's longest car. (image credit: Garage 54) This Lada probably qualifies as the world's longest car. (image credit: Garage 54)

When fitted with three engines, the car managed to clock 0-60km/h in 6.0 seconds on snow, however in the same conditions with another four cylinders, it only managed 6.9 seconds.

Apparently, this isn't any faster than a regular Lada.

Should Garage 54 stop at four engines? Let us know in the comments.