A Motor is a part in Bad piggies that is used to power Wheels, Propellers, Rotors, Fans and Yellow Umbrellas. Currently, there are three types of motors, not counting the pig himself. Each motor has many different skins, and the most unique is the Green Motor's tier 3 skin, which will give it a power boost, making it stronger than a red motor (a lot lighter, too).

In order to turn on the Motor you can press the Motor itself or the respective button.

The unfortunate thing about motors is that they only take you in one direction across the screen: rightwards (that only happens if you don't have anything that controls or counteracts the thrust).


  • The weakest of the three motor is the electric motor (more known as the green motor). It looks like a drill and a green box with a metal bit (piston) sticking slightly out to the left. 
  • The motor that is the average of the three is the gearbox motor (more known as the grey motor). It looks take after a square box with a chain that is similar to a bicycle rotating on the exterior. Sharp-eyed people can see the bolts on the edge of this motor 
  • The motor that is the best of all is the V8 engine (also known as the 8-cylinder engine or the red and silver engine). It resembles a gleaming turbo engine with pipes sticking out to the side. It gives off puffs of smoke and steam as it chugs quickly along. 
  • As of the Custom Contraptions 2.30 update, the Green Motor has an unlockable alien variation that gives it even more power than a Red Motor. This is the perfect motor for Sandbox vehicles, but not so much for Cake Race mode - it will make most Cake Race vehicles unpredictable and overpowered.




Tier Image Style
II Green Motor TierII




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  • Each of the motors resembles a real motor.
    • The Green Motor resembles an electric motor.
    • The Grey Motor slightly resembles an Isuzu 4BA1 4-Cylinder Diesel engine.
    • The Red Motor resembles an 8-Cylinder Cummins Turbodiesel engine.
    • The aforementioned alien Green Motor appears to be some kind of reactor, as it makes a subtle beating noise and a low frequency hum as it runs. (It doesn't really resemble a real motor however) Its green center resembles a readout on a pulse monitor or possibly a fictional reactor rod, but it doesn't move.
  • Freckled Pig is 0.3x the power of the Green Motor.
  • The Grey Motor is 3x the power of the Green Motor.
  • The Red Motor is 5x the power of the Green Motor.
  • The Green Motor is the only item in the game with a skin that will actually affect the performance of the object if the skin is used, in this case, the Super Motor skin.
  • The Super Motor is infinitely more powerful than a Red Engine, due to the enormous difference in weight.
  • It is also very quiet. The only noise is makes is the aforementioned subtle beating noise as well as a modem sound.
  • Warning: if a helicopter rotor is powered by a Super Motor, it will result in the rotors coming right off.
  • Motors, gearboxes, and powered wheels are frequently used together to create fast cars that can change direction.
  • All the motors are notoriously heavy, especially when making large, powerful contraptions. A solution to this is a little something called Tesla.