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Interesting write-up on V6 development.

Once shunned as too shaky and quirky to be acceptable, the V6 engine is now one of the most popular engines in the world. Although the vee-type configuration has been around almost as long as the automobile, from V-twin to V16 versions, the idea of a V6 with its odd number of cylinders in each bank was apparently considered too daring. Nordyke and Marmon of Indianapolis experimented with a V6 for their Marmon car in 1905, but returned to more conventional layouts.

The taboo was eventually broken, and once the V6 caught on, its combination of lower weight, compact dimensions and fuel efficiency made it popular with engineers faced with fuel consumption standards and the shrinking underhood space in front-drive cars

Read More: http://www.canadiandriver.com/2010/04/30/motoring-memories-the-v6-engine.htm


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Thanks Bruce. Nice info!



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