, 2022-11-23 10:30:00,
We have seen many advancements and variations in engine design and technology over the years. As time went on, we started making engines for a specific purpose or a certain type of car rather than just to power it. For example, engines with 4 or fewer cylinders made for excellent fuel efficiency and were popular among economy cars. An 8-cylinder engine or bigger would be best suited to a muscle car or a performance car. But we gradually started adapting 6-cylinder engines that would provide access to both needs up to some extent. They have become a popular choice thanks to modern technology.
But what about the two categories themselves? Both V6, Inline-6, and even flat-six engines offer similar power and volume figures on paper, but that’s where the similarities end. They differ wildly in terms of space taken in the engine bay, center of gravity, inertia while cornering, vibration, ease of tuning, and so on. But we can’t deny that both types have served expertly as the beating heart of some of the best cars in history.
10/10 Inline-6: Jaguar XK6
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” said the executives at Jaguar when they made this engine, probably. The XK engine from Jaguar proved to be so good and versatile that it ended up powering a lot more cars than we’d normally expect. It makes sense that Jaguar would use it for the legendary E-Type.
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