WORLD’S SMALLEST W32 Engine with just 45 cm3 (2.7 c.u.) – THAT CAN POWER A TANK- MUST SEE This Mechanical Masterpiece!

Honestly we’ve never seen it before, a W32 engine and we were amazed of this masterpiece. The fact that this W32 engine is miniature makes it to be one of a kind. We can say this is the nirvana of the engine engineering.

That precision is pure example of passionate car lover so dedicated that succeeded to bring the auto art on whole new level. Who else if that’s not Patelo, well known for producing small engines, His real name is Jose Manuel Hermo Barreiro.

This W32 incredible engine is hand built piece by piece, each part is assembled on CNC machines. This puzzle contains 850 pieces, yeah 850, and 2,520 hours of hard work to fit the puzzle.

And ladies and gentleman, the result is obvious fully working, small beast, W32 cylinder engine.

The engine is brought to perfection and you will not have any problems to notice that even on the beginning on the video, just from the look, but when you will see the coins on the top standing balanced even when the engine is running, and that’s called art.


24 thoughts on “WORLD’S SMALLEST W32 Engine with just 45 cm3 (2.7 c.u.) – THAT CAN POWER A TANK- MUST SEE This Mechanical Masterpiece!

  1. Nate

    An amazing feat of machining and engineering. This man is truly a master of his craft…. BUT… it does not run as suggested in the title. There is no internal combustion, no ignition, no carburators/injectors ,no fuel and therefore no way to “…power a tank.” it cycles on compressed air alone. none the less an amazing piece of machinery.. just not really an “engine”

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Hey Nate. Glad you like the article. As for the “power a tank” part in the title, it’s just a way to express our amazement of this genuine creation 🙂

      1. scott

        im a machinist and exmechanic and as impressive as it is. it is really what you would call an air motor. converting air preasure energy to rotational drive energy. a lot like an air tool only with way more horse power. without combustion though the balancing the coin thing probably not so impresive do to the fact you can run that with very little vibration even without being timed perfectly. its just air moving through where it can when it can. however if it were under combustion you wouldnt be able to see all the moving parts because they would be in an oil bath situation and coolant flowing through. all the workings would be covered up by a casing going vroom vroom hiding the beauty of the workmanship.

        1. Mac ( Post author )

          Although it’s not a combustion engine, I like the fact that you can actually see all the working of the engine inside. It’s something wonderful to see.

  2. Scott

    Hey guys, I’m no expert at this and my question may be silly but if it’s running all 32 cylinders and doing it off of compressed air then would there be a way to connect and operate a transmission and eventually a drive train and……you know where I’m going with it I think. Just curious

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Interesting thought Scott. I don’t know really. It’s best that you ask the creator of this engine. His name is José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, “Patelo”, a pensioner from Galicia (Spain). He’s a retired naval mechanic and he has built the smallest engines in the world. Quite an inventor!

  3. Jerry

    I would be far more impressed if it actually burned fuel to run.

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Well that would be even more amazing Jerry, but it is what it is. Nevertheless, this is a very impressive creation.

    2. Ron Jordan

      Why does it need to run on fuel why cant it just be hooked to a compressor that is fueled

      1. Mac ( Post author )

        Good idea Ron. I wish the maker of this engine had done that.

  4. Reg

    Being as the man is ex-mairiner this would be a smaller version of a steam engine miness the boiler, compressed air is much cleaner.

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      He sure used his skills and knowledge to create an amazing machine.

  5. raimo havefjord

    I just love listening to it and looking at the mowing parts .I am amazed in a way he is college ,I am seacaptain

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      So do I Raimo. Very lovely sight to see indeed. So small, but incredibly impressive thing.

  6. Michael

    How to get one tho?

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      The engines are not for sale, only one of each model was manufactured, and they are only to teach in schools and exhibitions.

  7. piddler

    Skill and workmanship fall somewhere between a watchmaker and a diamond cutter! I’ve watched this video over and over. So, as enjoyable as it is, why in H@@L must that obnoxious background music be included? It adds nothing, but distracts a lot from the video! Try to watch and enjoy the video, but must turn the music down, try to watch and must turn the music down again, and again, and again!

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      I would say the sound of the engine running is music itself Piddler 🙂 Glad you love the video, it is really an amazing sight to see.

  8. sphumelele ngcamu

    really amazing. I think this artist should try his hand at watchmaking. I wouldn’t mind wearing a PATELO on my wrist

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      You know that’s an excellent idea. He sure has very precise hands. I’m sure he would be great as a watchmaker.

  9. graham

    I see this as more of a proof of concept. I would like more info on the efficiency output/input. I see no reason why something similar can not be developed on a slightly larger scale using combustion though I saw an interesting comment regarding the vibrations on the device should a combustion be attempted. I would like to know what the outcome would be. The time, effort and planning for this model must have been brutal! Well done.

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Unfortunately we don’t have additional info on the efficiency Graham, we also would love to find out more about the engine. Here is another video of this man with English subtitles. Hope you like it 🙂

  10. Ryan

    It only took so long to make because the amount of photos he took then video edited 😉

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      No matter how long it took him to make the engine, it’s still an impressive project. Cannot deny that Ryan.

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