A couple of disclaimers:
- For the record I don’t big engines to disappear either! I actually kind of sad that NA engines are not a thing anymore and everything is small with a turbo attached to it.
- These opinions (not facts) come form a particular way to look at it, so it only reflects my opinion and my interpretation of the reality, not it is the absolute truth or anything like that, we’re just having fun, not reason to get all intense about it
Yes, I went overboard with the V8 = carburetors, and it might not happen in quite a lot of years, as you say, when we have a good, reliable and cheap alternative to internal combustion engines (if we ever do) and definitely, as the game is concerned, it ends in 2020 and more cylinders = more prestige (but I’ll get on that later).
Now, following your line of though (or trying to) a lot of manufacturers still produce V8, but some (as BMW) are moving the V8 to more of the top of the line and replacing v10s with turbo V8s, or introducing small turbocharger engines in entrance models, following that logic. eventually v12s, v10s, v12s will be move to a more top of the line until they will be eventually pushed out of production.
Personally, I find the concept of the RS6 ridiculously xD and 2L l4 is not good for that power, HOWEVER you can use a 3.8L turbo V6, we’ve seen those are good for over 500hp easily
Prestige is a tricky thing, it only exists as a social representation, with the real representation not always matching it (like Apple products). More cylinders = more prestige, HOWEVER, less cylinders = more advanced, and to some sectors, more advanced = more prestige (tho is not represented in game that way).
@abg7 * heavy sigh * I really don’t know what to say, or how to react… except for this:[quote=“abg7, post:233, topic:5748”]
The poor prestige rating for a six-cylinder supercar may also have been a factor in the short production life of the most recent CZ6 - it was pitched against machinery with more cylinders and, usually, displacement, making it a tough sell,
Well, I guess that means the Nissan GTR and the new NSX are not going to be a sales success…OH WAIT