Specific features of V6 engines of Lotus

July 13, 2012 at 00:36

The Lotus company is very much concerned with the engines, that their cars have. It is very important for them to have the most powerful and most endurable power units, which can help carry the car and the team to the victory. However, as some of the drivers already noticed, the most recent and new V8 engines appeared to be not the best option for Lotus, thus it returned to the V6 engines, and in this article we are going to talk about the specific features of this engine.

Photo of the Lotus car under the hoof

Photo of the Lotus car under the hoof

It is not a secret, that Lotus uses the V-type engines for their cars. A V-type six-cylinder engine – represents an internal combustion engine with a V-shaped arrangement of the six cylinders in two rows of three, and the pistons rotating a common crankshaft. This is the most popular engine in the racing industry, right before the V4, which is also quit often used in the Lotus cars.

Photo of the V6 engine

Photo of the V6 engine

This is the most powerful engine for the races at the moment, as the specialists point out. The main reason, why even V8 is not as powerful lies in the lay out of the cylinders of the V6. Their special position gives the possibility of the biggest possible vibrations, which in turn trigger the power of the whole unit.

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