Need more speed ? Add more cylinders or engines, seems logical.
Love the old school hot rod mentality and back yard engineering of its early peak, you know, When Popular Science had how to machine something or how to make this or that on your hobby lathe rather than the latest application for your stupid smart phone.
Don't get me wrong, I love new tech but I don't want the old forgotten either.
The moral of my rant is ; there is great honor in learning the art of building things by hand and teaching this art to those willing to carry on and add to this knowledge.
You all know who you are.