i dont understand why the V4 never caught on much. i mean you keep 4 cylinders and you get the added smoothness of having a V.
The V5 is just a very narrow angle V (15 degrees IIRC). So it still looks like an in-line
3.0L V6 for me.
im not so sure about I6 in perfect balance. i dont think any I engines are in perfect balance just because of the way they work. you can get smoothness from the firing order, but the pistons are all going up n down in the same plane, the crank is obviously balanced but itll gradually go out of balance over time because all the force is acting down ward an only the bearings on the crank can oppose it. in a V and boxers you at least have the pistons directing more of their force at each other, balancing each other out.Advantage of an I6 is the smoothness, it has a perfect balance. Thus more revs can be used. V6 on the other hand is lot shorter and more compact, which is why it's popular on cheaper and lower powered cars.
No just a couple of goobers trying to be funny/original (don vito, HOKUM, triumph) because they don't actually have cars3 people with W16's? we have some veyron owners amongst us?
Later engines did have better heads, also remember we have emmisions laws that are not as bad (for want of a better term!) here. The early heads had some terrible inlet porting, but the later ones they got on track a little.Oh you lucky bastards. That engine was NEVER tied to a manual transmission in the US worth bothering with.
The thing I find odd is, you mentioned converting it to RWD. The engine spent as much of it's life in RWD platforms as FWD, it was designed for 60's buick's, even shares parts with the Rover/Buick 215 V8. The much regarded Buick Grand National was killed because of GM's change from FWD to RWD with that body style.
I'm curious if the cylinder heads on the Aussie engines are any better (or worse) than the US versions.
Sorry to dissappoint mate, but we only have 0 bugatti owners. However we have no less than 3 "funny" guys.Sorry, I'm a bit late to the party.
Just registererd YAIF. 1.8 liter, supercharged.
It would also be interesteing to se the ratio of NA, SC and Turbo engines.
Oh, and mighty impressive with no less than three Bugati Veyron owners on the board :shock: