- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 21, 2006
Ride in the quickest cars on the planet and watch the world's most powerful diesel engine at work.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- Get an up close look at some of the world's most sophisticated engines.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Everyone thinks they know what horsepower means, but what, exactly, does the archaic term define? With that preliminary cleared up, MODERN MARVELS® takes a high-octane tour through the world of engines.
Venture deep into the bowels of an enormous container ship, where the world's most powerful diesel engine provides over 100,000 horsepower.
See the machinery that lets Hoover Dam harness the enormous force of water.
Meet the "horsepower police" of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and watch as they put today's most powerful car powerplants to the test. And sit behind the steering wheel of a new generation of hybrid cars that boast 400-horsepower yet get 42 miles per gallon of gas.