Would you build a car with six cylinders? What I mean is, would you build a classic car with just a six cylinder engine, and not a V8?
I am not talking about a restoration with a stock six cylinder. I am talking about a modified six cylinder. Something like this:
There are actually more performance parts available for the old six cylinder engines than I realized. Just goes to show, is there is a way to make a car faster, someone will do it.
The pluses, how many six cylinders do you see at a car show? They also have a unique sound, and more room to work on the engine.
The downsides, you don’t have that V8 rumble, and parts are more expensive. While I haven’t done the math, I think it is probably cheaper to swap in a V8 and make it go faster, than to do it with a six cylinder.
But then again, everyone does that. I think it would be fun, and something different. But then again, I think a lot of odd things would be fun and different, so nothing new there.
And high performance six cylinders are not anything new. Chrysler developed a hyper pak for the slant six for a compact class in NASCAR for 1960. The class died shortly after it was created, but it gave birth to the first high performance slant six. I am not sure if there were any high performance versions of other six cylinders, but you can get the parts for them now.
Anyone out there have any thoughts on it?