I know that by deactivating cylinders torque descends, that's normal.
But I mean deactivating those mentioned cylinders in a manner that the activated ones fire quite close in time and the deactivated ones do not fire and produce a sort of "no torque" at all cycle .......
This will allow a pulsing cycle, that concentrates power (torque) in a short moment, followed by a no torque longer cycle, thus allowing tyres to recover adherence, and limiting slip, as they are doing now with "big bang" MotoGp engines against the old "screamers" ones.
This could also help a lot on using exhaust gasses to increase downforce on the car with the longer no-torque-high-exhaust-gas cycle at a critical moment to maintain tyres on their adherence "sweet spot".
Also as above mentioned, elasticity of the cinematic chain, will help to attenuate the torque sipkes produced by this comfiguration.
I was one of the Journalists that discovered Cagiva "spying" Honda at Jerez Circuit with microphones, antennas and oscilloscopes trying to understand why their engines where producing that funny low-frequency sound ( Big-Bang). The rest is history
The question remains:
Unwanted (or not) torque oscillations that can be controlled by elasticity and terrible vibrations on crakshaft, that I don't know if the engine can handle for a short moment.
I hope to have explained right .........
Sorry for my English.