Revealed at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show, the Devel Sixteen Prototype, the company’s first car, was described as having a «5000 HP» V16 engine, being capable of doing 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 1.8 seconds, and having a top speed of 348 mph (560 km/h).
The Devel Sixteen’s 12.3 L (12,291 cc) V16 engine, built by Steve Morris Engines, is quad-turbocharged and produces 5007 hp (3734 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 3814 ft·lb (5171 N·m) at 6,800 rpm on race gas and 36 psi of boost. The prototype made 4515 hp (3367 kW) and 3419 ft·lb (4636 N·m). On 92-octane pump fuel and 20 psi of boost, these figures are lowered to 3006 hp (2242 kW) and 2407 ft·lb (3263 N·m).
The Devel Sixteen Prototype is rear mid-engined and rear-wheel-drive, using a four-speed automatic. The car weighs 5071 lb (2300 kg), giving it a massive power-to-weight ratio of 1963 hp (1464 kW) per tonne or 1.12 lb (0.51 kg) per hp.
In November 2017, it was revealed that Devel had also teamed up with the Italian firm Manifattura Automobile Torino to build the Devel Sixteen. The updated Devel Sixteen model was revealed at the 2017 Dubai Auto Show on November 14, 2017.
The current model is known as the 2018 Devel Sixteen and features a noticeably smoother exterior — if overlooking its front, the 2018 Devel bears a resemblance to a Pagani Huayra BC — but otherwise keeps most of the original Devel Sixteen Prototype’s traits.
The 2018 Devel Sixteen has 3 versions: A 1500 hp entry-level V8-engine powered version, a 3000 hp V16-engine version and a 5007 hp top-tier version of the Devel Sixteen, designed for purely drag racing.