I never understood the I have to rev a lot or it is no good thinking. To me that is like putting a piece of cardboard in the spine of your bike just to think the noise makes you faster. Or worse the sound fed to the audio they now do.
Look I am a results guy and if the results are 8500 or 1500 RPM I don’t care. Just give me good power and torque over a wide range and it matters little where it is found.
My 2.0 Turbo made torque from 1500-just over 6000 RPM. The wide flat range was a joy. The Torque was available low and continued to the upper number it was a blast.
Even in my V8 Ram Air Pontiac days the range was there and it did not matter where as long as I had it and used it.
Then if you are racing you matched the cam to where you wanted the power to be depending where you wanted it for what you were doing.
That's why I prefer positive displacement blowers over anything. In the stoplight Grand Prix, I'm across the intersection before they've even built any boost and gone 10 feet. Gear or RPM doesn't really matter- it goes. Sure,after almost triple digit speeds the turbo with same hp/weight will pass me- but those are the speeds when you get arrested, and I never go over that.
Ah, so you ordered some sort of Ford Super Duty. That solves the mystery; I was wondering what the surprise truck was. I'm surprised you didn't buy a 3/4-ton instead of the Silverado 1500 (even if it did have Max Tow and the 6.2, IIRC?), to begin with...given that you tow race trailers and such.
Out of our four cars, one is square, two are oversquare, and one is undersquare. One of the oversquare ones is a flat engine, which makes sense; I can't imagine having an undersquare flat engine, because the block would otherwise be unnecessarily wide.
- 2005 Town Car Signature Limited: 4.6-liter "Modular 2V" V8 -- 90.2 x 90 mm (square)
- 2011 LS 460L AWD: 4.6-liter "1UR-FSE" V8 -- 94 x 83 mm (oversquare)
- 2022 Outback Touring XT: 2.4-liter "FA24F" turbocharged H4 -- 94 x 86 mm (oversquare)
- 2022 X5 xDrive45e: 3.0-liter "B58" turbocharged I6 with PHEV capabilities -- 82 x 94.6 mm (undersquare)
Just out of curiosity--and completely unrelated--what do you think of the final Lincoln Continental versus the Cadillac CT6, as far as the way they drive and ride? Despite being transverse-FWD-based, I find myself drawn more to the Lincoln's design. But what say you?