Rolls Royce 6 ¾ -Liter V8
For the better part of the late 20th century, Rolls Royce models were powered by an in-house V8 engine designed to be smooth, quiet, and refined. In those days, Rolls Royce was notorious for deliberately not stating the engine’s power and torque figures and instead only mentioning that the power was “adequate.” In a world of spec sheets and customers wanting to know every detail, calling something “adequate” is not enough (via Which Car).
That was because Rolls knew that their “six and three-quarters” V8 wasn’t exactly a powerhouse. With outdated construction, low compression, and conservative intake, this big V8 produced only about 215 to 240 HP depending on the model year. However, it was enough for cruising in style.