What's the best engine that companies could go for while keeping emissions under consideration? Here is a Hint, that engine currently powers cars like the Nissan GT-R and the Ford GT. If you have got it great, if you haven't then here is the answer, it's a V6 engine. V6 because it isn't an engine that is very big, so easy to fit, it doesn't produce insane levels of emissions so environmentally friendly and it can be easily coupled with Superchargers and Turbos or even with electric motors. There is a reason why V6 engines are dominating Motorsports, they are great for road cars as well, even as Hybrids.
Now let’s elaborate a bit on each of the current Supercars that have V6 engines, first, let’s take the most famous one, the Nissan Gtr, launched in 2009 as a relatively powerful sportscar it didn’t take the Nissan Gt-r much time to gain a huge fan following around the world and that happened due to the performance it delivers, that 3.8 liter twin-turbo v6 gives it enough power and torque to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and will go on to do top speeds in excess of 300 Kmph+
Now let’s come to yet another Japanese supercar which is a bit different, the Acura NSX, it’s a Car that has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that has been coupled with three electric motors to make 573 horsepower and lots of torque and this is also the reason why the Acura NSX accelerates faster than a Pagani Huayra, it also sounds good.
If we come to the best example of the use of a V6 the Ford GT has to be in it, Afterall It’s America’s star supercar, when it first came out with the V6 people wasn’t happy because Americans are obsessed with v8 engines, but the GT performed like a champ and made everybody fall in love with it, it’s a 640 Horsepower Lightweight mad machine that has a top speed similar to that of a Lamborghini Aventador.
These all are either turbocharged or hybrids so what about naturally aspirated v6 engines?? Well, you might have seemed them already in form of cars like the Nissan 350z and the 370z so you know for a fact that they perform and sound good.
So, this is an explanation of why companies go for a V6 engine while keeping emissions under control.
Even if we take a look at Motorsports, F1 cars are better than ever in terms of performance certainly not in terms of sound. And they all have a small capacity V6 engine. That’s probably the reason why Mercedes while developing its first-ever Hypercar is going for a v6 engine, the same engine that’s been in Lewis Hamilton’s championship-winning car.
Maserati’s latest offering the Maserati MC20 is a Supercar with a magnificent V6 engine that pushes out more horsepower than the Original Mclaren F1. And it also happens to be one of the most beautiful supercars launched in the 21st century.
Even a V8-obsessed brand like Mclaren has started to shift its attention to V6 engines, in its all-new offering the Artura, Mclaren has come out with a twin-turbocharged v6 engine that’s been hybridized and pushes power to levels that of the Lamborghini Murcielago SV.
To make things even more interesting, Aston Martin’s future line-ups of Hypercars are going to consist of the Aston Martin Valhalla, a v6 Hypercar that will most likely be competing with the AMG Project One.
But this is just the starting, in the future more and more manufacturers are going to move towards V6’s!
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