roon wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Hot vee in the 2014 engine formula was likely not pursued because of CoG disadvantages.
That's another reason why it should be a 120° v6.
That said, the current PUs all carry the turbo and H in more or less the same place as a hot-vee design would, but with the added complexity of spaghetti exhaust headers and the disadvantage of having the enormous plenum and intercooler setups plonked on top, so i doubt there's much difference in CoG? Looking at the side views of the PUs they are really tall. I'd even posit that the current PU, even in 90° bank angle configuration, would have a higher CoG than a hot-vee version of the same spec.