7. Lincoln 460 V8
The biggest passenger car engine the Ford Motor Company ever produced was the famous 460 V8 initially designed for Lincoln and Mercury. Based on an old 385 V8 engine, the 460 was thoroughly re-engineered with future fuel and emissions regulations in mind. This made the 460 V8 the first truly modern 1960s big block.
Introduced in 1968 and installed in the Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe, the 460 delivered a solid 365 HP and a healthy 485 lb-ft of torque. They designed it as a luxury car engine and Lincoln was proud of its smooth power delivery and effortless cruising. As with all other big blocks, they phased the 460 V8 out in the late ’70s for passenger cars, but it continued to serve in heavy-duty trucks and motor homes until 1997.