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Old September 5 2013, 05:23 AM   #34
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Re: Does More Nacelles = More Speed?

Saturn0660 wrote: View Post
I'd think it would something along the lines of a car. You have a V8 and you pulled half the plugs it would still run.. Kinda..
Well, a four-stroke V8 is the direct equivalent of two four-cylinder engines bolted together with a timing offset*. Some modern large-engine cars even deliberately disable one bank of cylinders in city driving for fuel efficiency, turning a V8 into a four-pot.

*This can go further - W16 engines exist, as do W12s (2xV6).
I suppose if a 4-cyl is the Kelvin, that makes the Veyron a four-naceller.
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