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Old Today, 00:40 (Ref:4064744)   #946
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But V12s are better?
Funny story time, I was working for a Jag spare parts operation the first year that the V12's came out for Bathurst and everyone told me they would not last and Brock would win in the asthmatic V8 Commodore. I offered to put money on it but there were no takers which was good for those who thought the Jag would not go the distance.
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This is how a V8 should sound, none of that namby pamby European stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBx2...el=BlendLineTV
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This is how a V8 should sound
Group A Commodores sounded a lot better than present ATCC racers as they screamed to 8500rpm+: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZwRblyLQ7o

The ridiculous Group 3A 7500rpm rev limit killed the sound.

Hopefully the proper rpm range will be restored at least under Gen 3. 9000rpm would be a good place to set the rev limit, it raises the entire rpm band which the engine operates at -- drastically improving the sound as Group A showed.

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none of that namby pamby European stuff.
As you can hear, the Group A Commodores sounded pretty much the same as a Maserati -- until they were strangled by a ridiculously low rev limit.

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The actual HDT VK Group A race cars didn't sound anything like that? That sounds like an entry-grade engine without the robust valve springs, oil pump etc to handle 8500 rpm.

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Oil gallery and scavenge design or re-design was what got the 8500 RPM. I still reckon the low level RPM Australian 308 motors sounded best. The Jaguar motor is OK also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8Fx...annel=PDriveTV
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It was a move in the right direction 8500 rpm. I think they don't need to necessarily change that. Keep it as it is while keeping an eye on the costs
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