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I don't know the answers to these, but I have guesses (in parens):

What is the largest production V8 gas engine? (GM 8.1L 496 ci)

What is the smallest production V8 engine? (Ford Taurus SHO 3.8L)

What is the largest production V6 gas engine? (GM 4.3L)

What is the smallest production V6 engine? (Ford Duratec 2.5L)

What is the largest production 4-cyl engine? (GM 2.9L Colorado/Canyon)

What is the smallest production 4-cyl engine? (smallest I can think of is 1.3L in Geo Metro...I'm sure there are smaller ones in Europe/Japan)

What is the largest gas engine ever mass produced? (Viper V10 8.2L)

What is the smallest gas engine ever mass produced? (Geo Metro 1.0L 3-cyl)
 

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my Cadillac has an 8.2l 500ci. torque monster for a mostly stock engine
 

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Thats wrong.......Mazda had a 1.8L v6 in the old MX3s.




As is this...Ferrari had a 2.0L V8
Yeah, those were guesses as indicated. Thanks for the info.

Why the heck would anyone make a 1.8L V6 and a 2.0L V8?

my Cadillac has an 8.2l 500ci. torque monster for a mostly stock engine
Ah, yes, I forgot about those big caddy engines.
 

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What is the largest production V6 gas engine? (GM 4.3L)
GMC had a 478 ci v6 in the 60s and 70s


What is the largest gas engine ever mass produced? (Viper V10 8.2L)

GMC also had a 702ci v12 in the 60s
Dont know if these count as they were mostly medium truck engines but are kinda cool none the less.
 

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Early production four cylinder engines were HUGE in displacement (in the 1900s-19-teens). The S.61 Corsa, a 10 liter four with four overhead valves per cylinder and bevel camshaft drive placed third in the first Indianapolis 500.

Fourteen liter displacements were common in the "high speed" cars, with some in the 16 liter range! All that displacement netting about 150-190 HP ... of course, you have to think about the technology at the time. The metallurgy was evolving to allow better casting for stronger/thinner castings but the gas was MAYBE 50-60 octane. As a result, huge, heavy motors with really low compression were the norm.

Despite that, there were some neat things in those old motors ... overhead camshafts, gear driven cams, roller lifters, four valves per cylinder, etc. Some of the things we take as "modern" have been around a LONG time.
 

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I don't know the answers to these, but I have guesses (in parens):

What is the largest production V8 gas engine? (GM 8.1L 496 ci)

What is the smallest production V8 engine? (Ford Taurus SHO 3.8L)

What is the largest production V6 gas engine? (GM 4.3L)

What is the smallest production V6 engine? (Ford Duratec 2.5L)

What is the largest production 4-cyl engine? (GM 2.9L Colorado/Canyon)

What is the smallest production 4-cyl engine? (smallest I can think of is 1.3L in Geo Metro...I'm sure there are smaller ones in Europe/Japan)

What is the largest gas engine ever mass produced? (Viper V10 8.2L)

What is the smallest gas engine ever mass produced? (Geo Metro 1.0L 3-cyl)
Don't forget the Cad 500" engine, Buick 215" V8, VW flat fours started small, and there were Homda 600's I'm the 70's.
 
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