Every now and then, an obscure carmaker will claim to produce a brand new supercar that boasts a ludicrous amount of horsepower. An example of this is the Devel Sixteen, which debuted as a concept at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show. The Dubai-based company behind the car claimed at the time that the V16 engine in the Devel Sixteen was to have 5,000 hp, something which may just measure up given a new video released by the company.

In the video, we are introduced to the Devel Sixteen’s powerplant as it undergoes testing on the dyno. A company called Steve Morris Engines is the brains behind the massive engine, and the maker is more than happy to share some details and performance figures of its creation, touted as the most powerful engine ever built for a production car.

Unsurprisingly, the Devel Sixteen gets a 12.3 litre V16 quad-turbo engine, which the company claims is a world’s first. On the other hand, the upcoming Bugatti Chiron is powered by a W16 quad-turbo motor instead. The single billet block engine in the Devel features 32 titanium valves, custom cylinder heads, one billet cam shaft, one crankshaft and is linked to four 81 mm turbine turbochargers.

On to the numbers, and we’ll start with the engine being tuned for road (day-to-day) use. Running on 93 octane fuel from the pump and with the boost set to 20 psi, the engine develops 3,006 hp at 6,900 rpm. If that isn’t enough, put in race fuel and bump the boost up to 36 psi, and the monstrous engine will output 4,515 hp and 4,771 Nm of torque!

However, this is still shy of the carmaker’s initial 5,000 hp claim, leaving us a little “disappointed” to say the least, though development work is still ongoing. The Devel Sixteen is also claimed to make the 0-100 km/h sprint in 1.8 seconds, with a top speed of 560 km/h. Big numbers indeed, but we reckon it’ll take more than just a stonking engine (tyres, chassis, suspension, gearbox, etc.) to get that level of performance.

On the company’s website, it states that the Devel Sixteen is “created with the passion of making a car to be a legend in the history of automobiles, to be born with extreme performance & unimaginable outstanding power of ten super cars, to pioneer a new era that never have been achieved before, a distinctive design of this new generation brings you the ultimate breakthrough feeling of a jet fighter with a power surpassing any car in the world.” That sound big enough for you?