Car Tech

In Photos: Sexy Engines

For many folks, a car’s engine is its most important part. A mechanical masterpiece. A glorious combination of shafts and pistons and rods sloshing about in a bunch of oil and gas to achieve the miracle of combustion-based momentum. The heart of the beast.

But let’s face it, some engines are better to look at than others. In some cars, they’re concealed entirely beneath a plastic cover. In others, a messy array of vacuum-line spaghetti is on display. But, in some cases, someone at the automaker in question decides to make the engine a part of the car’s styling – presumably to incite some drool-factor when the hood is open, and dress up their engineering efforts to be put on full display when the hood is opened.

So, here’s a look at some machines with great-looking engine bays for a variety of tastes.

Vehicles discussed in this article can be found on

2015 Ford Mustang GT, 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302, 2014 Audi R8 V10, 2015 BMW M3, 2014 Audi RS5, Hyundai Genesis 5.0, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo, 2015 Honda Fit