Split crank pins are weaker than non-split crank pins.Holm86 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:01 amThe reason they went with 90° V6 is because of the mechanical strength, as the engine is a structual member.
90° is stronger than 120°, so the 2021 regulations will probably still keep that bank angle.
I just hope they will losen up the regulation that mandates only 3 throws, so we can have an even firing engine, that sounds better than the current one.
6 throw cranks make the engine longer.
Not sure if an engineer would chose those options if they were available.
The sound of the engine is the least of his concerns.
Now the V10s generally had a vee angle of around 90°. Most people didn't find their sound objectionable (volume excepted, maybe).
But possibly that is because each bank of five exhausts through its own tail pipe. Maybe it would be less nice if they were forced to use one tail pipe.