Continuing on with another alternative to the traditional reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) engine from last Friday, Monolith Engines have put 2 pistons into 1 cylinder. The goal with this arrangement is power density and reliability. The pistons move to meet one another in the middle of the cylinder, making this a completely balanced engine and the only real rival to a I-6 (Straight 6) and it’s beautiful, inherent primary balance. This makes me think of the square-fours used first by Ariel, and then Suzuki in the 80’s, but only because of it’s boxy shape.
Monolith Engines have yet another take on the ICE engine.