This X20 engine is two V10s stuck together!

What happens when you take two V10 engines, gear them together and slap a Lamborghini gearbox on the other side? Well, you end up with an X20 engine, like this one built by the guys at Villiers for a Connaught supercar!

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  • Myles Mooney
    Myles Mooney4 dager siden

    Outstanding….. impressed

  • themadscientest
    themadscientest18 dager siden

    Make a VR 16 and X 32!

  • vcdrny
    vcdrny20 dager siden

    That's really cool stuff. But the power output is not impressive. A NA V8 can put out more power that V20. Amazing fabrication but is just a thing to talk to your friends about. Someone will show up with turbo K24, or a V8 and blow your doors off. Yeah fuel efficient but if that's your main concern you are not looking for a fast car most of the times. So I can see why they are having money problems.

  • Mister Unpopular
    Mister Unpopular24 dager siden

    you recon its a bit complex?

  • cee doubleyou
    cee doubleyou24 dager siden

    I dunno, that X20 looked awfully bulky for just 400hp. I know it's only 4L but a 6.2L LS3 puts out 400hp and looks a lot less bulky, I could be mistaken.

  • Patrick Radcliffe
    Patrick Radcliffe24 dager siden

    I'm guessing it will sound like a Wright 3350 except smaller.

  • Chris Savage
    Chris Savage25 dager siden

    While I admire the sentiment, I just can't help feeling it's all about 30 years too late TBH. They don't seem to have noticed which way the wind is blowing, although I suppose bespoke supercar type products will always have a market regardless of any legislation any government may care to apply.

  • tSp289
    tSp28926 dager siden

    Oversimplified but: American inventions come from corporate R&D, trying to make the most successful product for the market. German inventions come from well-funded engineering depertments, trying to optimise and refine to perfection. British inventions come from middle-aged blokes in sheds trying not to get grease on the carpet when they come in for ther tea.

  • Beach&BoardFan
    Beach&BoardFanMåned siden

    400 something hp seems terrible!

  • First Name
    First NameMåned siden

    How do you only get 400 bhp out of 20 cylinders?

  • James Koenig
    James KoenigMåned siden

    its the OPPOSITE of "more money than brains" "more brains than money!"

  • PiDsMedia
    PiDsMediaMåned siden

    V8 version in a Caterham.... That Flat 20 looks about the dimensions of the Porsche 917 motor.

  • Daniel Nunez
    Daniel NunezMåned siden

    Kinda like the SLA X-16 but with gas instead of diesel. And it actually “exists”

  • Posiris
    PosirisMåned siden

    A V4 would be pretty awesome. There used to be a company called Wisconsin Motors here in the States that made V4s and I know of them being in different offroad equipment like stump grinders, skid steers, and the like. They were pretty torquey motors.

  • dazzaburger
    dazzaburgerMåned siden

    This will produce so much torque the wheels will keep on spinning until they burst

  • qwertyui90qwertyui90
    qwertyui90qwertyui90Måned siden

    I want a v12 of theirs :D it would be 2.2 litres and be about 250HP and SUPER smoothe :D Economical with great sound and power throughout the rev range

  • Law19157
    Law191572 måneder siden

    20 cylinders but only 400 bhp.........& it's huge....& heavy......what waste of time.

  • David Elliott
    David Elliott2 måneder siden

    Rotax have super clean direct injection two-strokes in the Skidoo snowmobiles and Evinrude outboards. They are also more efficient than competing four strokes more powerful and cheaper to buy. 850cc 160 bhp. How about X format two strokes?

  • Hunts By Chainsaw
    Hunts By Chainsaw2 måneder siden

    Companies like this one make me wish I would have stuck with getting my engineering degree. Love the work they're doing.

  • Scott Reska
    Scott Reska2 måneder siden

    Build it and they will come. Helluva work creed.

  • Paul Kersey
    Paul Kersey2 måneder siden

    I would like an engine that is heavier, more complex, more expensive and not more powerful than a cheap V8. - Nobody

  • IDreadDawn
    IDreadDawn2 måneder siden

    so 2 x 2.0L v10 engines together, only makes 400hp? thats not a great performing or practical engine.

  • Sirens
    Sirens2 måneder siden

    Do you think that’ll fit in my Honda?

  • Carter Tufts
    Carter Tufts2 måneder siden

    If you could buy these engines as crate engines and with a adapter for the stock transmission, they might be the best kei car swaps possible

  • vsm1
    vsm13 måneder siden

    this is absolutely wonderful! love it

  • why
    why3 måneder siden

    Viper has a bit of a v10 as well

  • Rob Bradley
    Rob Bradley3 måneder siden

    So you're telling me I can put the v10 in Jetta then?

  • Aydin Atavash
    Aydin Atavash3 måneder siden

    so Basicly v20?

  • Toby Maltby
    Toby Maltby3 måneder siden

    To misquote Miles Davis: Why have 3 cylinders when 20 will do....

  • Gabriel Kessler
    Gabriel Kessler3 måneder siden

    turbo it out of every exhaust. it will be like 500psi lol

  • Gerald Norton
    Gerald Norton3 måneder siden

    So that's a 4.4L V20? Insanely small.

  • Stephen Harper
    Stephen Harper3 måneder siden

    ...and we've got some artist sketches of a couple of utterly unrealistic car designs. Honestly, it's like listening to lunatics.

  • Stephen Harper
    Stephen Harper3 måneder siden

    20 cylinders is "a nice even number". This guy should be doing stand up comedy.

  • Stephen Harper
    Stephen Harper3 måneder siden

    fuel efficiency claims don't really add up. You can't make 400 hoursepower and do 40mpg.

  • Stephen Harper
    Stephen Harper3 måneder siden

    the insulation falling out of the cieling isn't working to build credibility...

  • ctdope
    ctdope3 måneder siden

    Make a video on the V6 bike in the background, PLEASE?!?!?!?!

  • lancraft
    lancraft3 måneder siden

    Let’s hear it running!

  • ValladolidArde
    ValladolidArde3 måneder siden

    absolutely loved this !!

  • BassReflex27
    BassReflex273 måneder siden

    We need to make this video viral people need to know about this company and these engines and the projects these guys make its crazy and mindowing

  • why are we here?
    why are we here?3 måneder siden

    But will they sell the v10 as a crate engine. I can only imagine the engine swaps

  • Kris Morris
    Kris Morris3 måneder siden

    I hope covid hasn’t messed them up

  • MrMusic1950
    MrMusic19503 måneder siden

    Of course leccy cars are boringly quiet and very short range battery acid polluters, electrically deadly in a crash. Most leccy car buyers go back to "real cars" in a short (very short) time. Noise is very important for safety in town, so open those pipes and press that throttle. Great job guys!

  • Serpentine Cars
    Serpentine Cars3 måneder siden

    This is absolutely insane. Imagine that in a car.

  • Willian John
    Willian John3 måneder siden

    Can we buy those engines?

  • William Andrews
    William Andrews3 måneder siden

    Can get a 4 liter to turbocharger to put in my 280z? Shoot me a price.

  • Pro_Rman
    Pro_Rman3 måneder siden


  • Kimdino1
    Kimdino13 måneder siden

    Interesting in that it is the first X20. But no mention of the Rolls-Royce Vulture X24 that first ran in 1937.

  • Richie D
    Richie D3 måneder siden

    Why not mount another v10 on top while you're at it

  • Skeng in my blazer
    Skeng in my blazer3 måneder siden

    I’d love to hear this thing start up

  • danny hartill
    danny hartill3 måneder siden

    f**k electric cars ! Give me one of these !!! Carry on guys !

  • Mark Overton
    Mark Overton3 måneder siden

    Have they considered a piston valve engine my farther designed one the drawings still exists ?

  • Luke Rabin
    Luke Rabin3 måneder siden

    Villiers? As in the guys who built lawnmower engines that we used for mini bikes in the 70’s? Amazing!

  • Dr Broncanuus
    Dr Broncanuus3 måneder siden

    m.p.g. ? that's metres per gallon ....

  • Imagery - Design
    Imagery - Design3 måneder siden

    Koenigsegg 3 cylinder, 2 litre . . 600hp!

  • Prince Bytor Frunobulax
    Prince Bytor Frunobulax3 måneder siden

    Need to talk to the tractor-pull guys about putting engines together. This is just two engines, not one. Doesn't hold up to a VR6, W12, or W16.

  • Ryan Radman
    Ryan Radman3 måneder siden

    The horsepower prediction is trash 400 hp? Really why so little? Not worth the time and energy

  • Dubsy Dubs
    Dubsy Dubs3 måneder siden

    I thought the department of transport doesn't allow 2 crankshafts in a car, has that been changed?

  • Phil Johnson
    Phil Johnson3 måneder siden

    Wow! That could be the dumbest engine ever.... Until the X30?

  • Shibbzey S
    Shibbzey S3 måneder siden

    Look like the bfg from doom

  • Ivan Drusc
    Ivan Drusc3 måneder siden

    Open deck forced induction? No thanks.

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    3 måneder siden

    Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

  • sledge dube
    sledge dube3 måneder siden

    Make them ..come here in south africa and show them the x20 We will love it And I hope its cheap

  • Laurean 599
    Laurean 5994 måneder siden

    Why does it make only 400hp? The entire point of small capacity cylinders is to have lighter pistons and lower piston speeds so you can rev higher, it should easily rev over 10.000 and there is no excuse for this thing to make less than 800hp.

  • Laurean 599
    Laurean 5994 måneder siden

    I want to see the crankshaft/rods on this thing, fitting 20 rods on to a crankshaft without master/slaverods or something similar must mean very narrow bearings

  • YaboiRhodey
    YaboiRhodey4 måneder siden

    Modern engineers are grown children

  • Kila
    Kila4 måneder siden

    I was confused at first lol, I was like V10? you mean someone strapped two missiles together? Oh, you mean valves.

  • ANON 4
    ANON 44 måneder siden

    Wait so an X 20 with ONLY 400 bhp?! Doesn't make sense

  • TheOther RayJ
    TheOther RayJ4 måneder siden

    It would make for a great inboard marine engine

  • Pete
    Pete4 måneder siden

    I thought they were going to say it was like 1800 hp

  • Beefalo Bart
    Beefalo Bart4 måneder siden

    For sure still stuck with one question, WHY? There is no logical reason to spend that much time and money on the output levels vs economy.

  • Kirsty Sinclair
    Kirsty Sinclair4 måneder siden

    400hp from that boat anchor is not near enough to make it viable .

  • Michigan Cur
    Michigan Cur4 måneder siden

    Forget a bike or three wheeler, I'd take that triple on my snowmobile

  • W D Again
    W D Again4 måneder siden

    This makes the W18 engine look like nothing!

  • Felix Tan
    Felix Tan4 måneder siden

    Impressive Most important Can it fit my Honda?

  • magnetmannenbannanen
    magnetmannenbannanen4 måneder siden

    lol and weld turbos to it, like 4 turbines. i do not volenteeer to do the welding job :)

  • Noah Klinger
    Noah Klinger4 måneder siden

    you can get any american V8, and make over 400 HP and probably save on gas aswell.

  • Ozark prepper
    Ozark prepper4 måneder siden

    Looks like it's all aluminum. Curious what the engine weight alone is. With it being opposed my brain went to putting it in my airplane. LOL But for that size and weight it would definitely have to have large boost or too nice superchargers! Perhaps a boat?

  • Cooper Gerhardt
    Cooper Gerhardt4 måneder siden

    Now I'm waiting for double stack boxer engines

  • Danies Alex
    Danies Alex4 måneder siden

    This makes me remember of the guy who is designing a k24 v8

  • Daermon
    Daermon4 måneder siden

    400-450... Thats it?

  • Zai Alee
    Zai Alee4 måneder siden

    It's in tiny sheds like this that world renowned engineering comes from.. Anyone remember COSWORTH??!!!

  • timpearson0911
    timpearson09114 måneder siden

    So a single v8 from koeningsegg makes around 1,400bhp. 2 v10s can make 40 Err

  • Holzwurm _HD
    Holzwurm _HD4 måneder siden

    ... That could fit in a Subaru...

  • Klayx
    Klayx4 måneder siden

    So underwhelming. I though it was gonna make at least 1200hp

  • MrFlazz99
    MrFlazz994 måneder siden

    40mpg from a 2-litre V10? Yeah right - a miracle of internal friction reduction - but these engines are a triumph of fun over function and I'm sure they have fun building them.

  • Wor Jackie
    Wor Jackie4 måneder siden

    How many of you are comparing an experimental engine, from an engineering company that very few people have ever heard of, to well known car manufacturers that have been producing cars for decades and spend millions in r&d on one single engine. 🤦‍♂️

  • Auntieslapscake
    Auntieslapscake4 måneder siden

    I need a supercharged version right now..

  • gnarshread
    gnarshread4 måneder siden

    Well this is new to me. And as a guy with a VRT fetish. This is awesome!

  • eiccaw
    eiccaw4 måneder siden

    Funny thing you mentioned that they could put that 6 cyl in a motorcycle... What about that motorycle on background? they already have one in a bike... :D

  • Weaponised Potato
    Weaponised Potato4 måneder siden

    An X20 with 400hp? Ok, what am I missing? A mildly worked k20 surpasses this easily. I get that they do it because they can etc etc.



    3 måneder siden

    True it can... but the fact the parts are smaller and theres more of them means the "Load" is spread out more so not only will the car be smoother, it will also be potentially more reliable however it comes with a tradeoff that if something goes wrong it's going to be much more severe... 100hp in each cylinder will have alot more "Stress" in a 400hp 4 cyl motor than 20hp per cylinder in a 20 cylinder motor.

  • British neko
    British neko4 måneder siden

    I guess I will design the VW30

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    EagleT Vlogs4 måneder siden


  • Wayne Kher
    Wayne Kher4 måneder siden

    I want these guys to make a 24 cylinder engine and mate it to a 7 speed transmission just so they can call it the '24/7'

  • GoreTV
    GoreTV4 måneder siden


  • DevilsAvocado
    DevilsAvocado4 måneder siden

    I just wish they would stop calling the VR10 "V10"

  • Johny Titor
    Johny Titor4 måneder siden

    Overengineering the combustion engine really... Thankfully we can move forward with electric vehicles, since batteries are just starting to catch up since the Porsche P1 in 1898 (I am exaggerating a bit but it captures how slow batteries are progressing)

  • ? Mystery Guy ?
    ? Mystery Guy ?4 måneder siden

    There are no v10 engines but vr10 engines. The VR form was developed and used by Volkswagen several years ago.

  • Zachary Babb
    Zachary Babb4 måneder siden

    All those cylinders for Mustang-level horsepower

  • S L
    S L4 måneder siden

    It's great but I'm willing to bet they will never put this in a vehicle.

  • Mathias Elslidnul
    Mathias Elslidnul4 måneder siden

    This is absolutely in every way my dream job.

    EE DESIGN4 måneder siden

    Are you sure it is not 80 valves?