We all like to pride ourselves on having a vast wealth of knowledge on all things car related, and none more so than being able to identify an engine at a mere glance. Figuring out a car's engine isn’t a hard task when you have the entire thing in front of you, or even when scrolling past a decent picture on the internet.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the easier- and harder-to-guess engine models from across the big Japanese manufacturers. Fancy yourself an engine connoisseur? Give this quick quiz of 10 Japanese engines a crack, and see how far your knowledge, and memory, extends — it definitely won’t be as easy as you think.

Jaden Martin

Growing up inhaling paint fumes and bog dust at his old man's panel shop, Jaden is a qualified word bender that has obtained a 'brofessional' diploma in car building from years of trial and error. He's currently trying to finish his creation of Australian-based debauchery crammed with Japanese- and Euro-inspired goodness. You'll find him writing for NZ Performance Car and producing content online.

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