Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,871
I do not like long stroke engines in high performance cars. Both the Audi R8 V8 and V10 are undersquare with a bore of 84.5 mm and a stroke of 92.8 mm. Long strokes generally mean higher piston speeds and higher side forces on pistons and rings. The oversquare engine in the F430 has a bore of 92 mm and a stroke of 81 mm, more conducive to long engine life at high speeds. As an example the engine in the latest Ferrari F1 car has a bore of 98 mm (max allowed under the rules or it would be bigger) and a stroke of 39.7 mm.
Do not like the Gallardo for the same reason.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
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