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Why does RC-F have a V8....

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.... well Yukihiko Yaguchi wants to tell you...

Damion Smy: Why a V8 powerplant when BMW, for instance, has decided to fit a turbocharged six-cylinder?

Yukihiko Yaguchi: First of all, the V8 engine format is the most appropriate for a sports car engine. The reason is that when we talk about sport driving, the torque feel – the acceleration – is most important, and that’s what the V8 format gives. This can also be said for the V10 in the LFA, but if you put under load the torque characteristic [of the V10] is very smooth, but as you go under load it [the V8] gives almost a heartbeat feeling.

DS:How have you managed to avoid turbocharging – or is that a deliberate point of difference for the RC F?

YY: For the ‘F’ brand, the powerplant – the engine – is an important identity, so for this reason we would keep a specifically designed engine. We’ve managed to incorporate detailed electronic control on the intake side of VVT, so at maximum, we are able to finely control the amount of air reaching the engine. What that means is in actual terms is better efficiency.
German or Japanese engineering, we already know dont we ;)
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i think the reason they dont have a v6 turbo is because it would cost too much to develop one for the RC-F

they already have a v8 so they are going to use it again

but i am fine with that.. i prefer the v8
Makes sense. They seem to keep on building off of the same V8 tech, which isn't a bad thing.
i would like to see toyota do a v6 turbo or an inline 6 turbo. new supra anyone?
This V8 might be last standing V8 Toyota ends up using. don't be surprised if you start seeing inline 6 engine added in mix with a turbo for the later model. *cough BMW
I hope it is, we need at least one V8 with a new Lexus performance focused vehicle, at least one, then they can skip to all their green bullshit. please and thank you
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