The inline-six cylinder engine is gradually being replaced with the more compact V-arrangement. I would not be surprised to see the inline-6 leave the petrol-engine’d passenger car arena entirely, and only be reserved for diesel work vehicles.
However, they will always hold a special place in my heart, because nothing sounds quite like a straight six. With their natural mechanical balance and great exhaust note, let’s take a minute to remember just a few of these excellent engines.
Motor Trend stages a drag race between 7 of the finest driver’s cars around today because they can.
Featuring the BMW 1-series M, Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Corvette Z06, Ferrari 458 Italia, Nissan GT-R, Audi R8 GT, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, Lexus LFA, Porsche Cayman R, Lotus Evora S.
Holy shit, that GT-R Kicked ass, I thought the 458 Italia would win.