Interesting while neither a cross plane or flat plane by definition the 120° crank certainly gives the QV its unique exhaust note.Crank pins on the V6 are 120° apart.
Indeed they are. Some good info here on the F154 Ferrari engine family including the QV's F154 V6.Otherwise, the classic Maserati sound is a direct sibling of the Ferrari flat plane V8s. No? Now to read the link...
Yeah we must have crosstyped, I know you are a bike guy too and familiar with Italian bikes....I had a ?pleasure ? of riding Jota once, almost killed me, chassis was completelly overwhelmed by that crazy enginelowflyer, guess we crossed on typing.
did you see the interview with the designer too? although what he didn't say is maybe more important, he did say it was unlike most other sixes because it was designed as a double triple because of the deactivation - I'm sure every bike guy who saw it thought, "which one?" or "Jota!"
distinct sound, yeah, firing order/timing degree intervals/v angle, all "non-standard" for a v6 I guess
good descriptions of issues of different designs - after reading this I'm thinking odd-fire Buick, with a turbo thrown on haha
I listened and I did hear remnants of the qv. That's crazyCan anybody recognize a bit of QV in the growl of that crazy old bike?