Originally Posted by jz78817
Why would you want a flat-plane V8 anyway? A whole lot more NVH for no practical benefit. Flat-planes belong in Ferraris and open-wheel cars, not Mustangs.
I definitely agree. Couldn't imagine my GT sounding like a ricer. Not that a Ferrari sounds bad, I just think a lot of people prefer the rumble of a big V8. Maybe that is more of an American only thing, dunno.
One thing I often though about though is if 4 cylinders had cross-plane style cranks and 2V/cylinder. I heard some testing on some and they sounded like a V8 instead of a buzz-saw. I don't know if the V6 in the current gen Mustang is a cross plane (I'm guessing it is flat-plane due to the high pitched sound) but I'd bet they'd sell more 300 hp V6's if they sounded more muscular w/ cross planes.
I'd still get the V8 anyway but whatever.
Current: 2011 Black Mustang GT 5.0 with 3.73's, manual trans. JLT CAI with a Bamatunes 93P tune. BBK Varitune exhaust, side window louvers, GT500 spoiler, SR lowering springs, and a chin spoiler.
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