Originally Posted by scshift
I will never pay money for a Charger
But dude, I got a question and you're a Porsche enthusiast so you probably know. What are the benefits to the GT3's naturally-aspirated engine as compared to a forced induction one? All I know is that it produces a unique sound... people are always saying the GT3 is great because it's a high-revving naturally-aspirated car. What is so good about that? I know the benefits of a NA engine include better reliability (not always the case though)... and forced induction usually has better fuel economy. So what's good with the NA engines in the Porsche?
Please excuse any errors, as I'm writing from my phone. The biggest advantage a N/A car has on a FI car is the power delivery. With N/A cars, there is no lag involved, when you mash the pedal, the power is instantaneous. With the technology today, companies like Porsche, ferrari and BMW, have been able to significantly decrease the lag of turbo'd cars, but it's still not as quick as N/A cars. The reason why N/a cars are more reliable is because they aren't as complex as FI cars. However, in terms of getting more power at a lower cost, FI wins that battle hands down. In order to get more power from N/A engines, you'll have to bore and/or stroke your motor ( not always), which can cost lots of money. They both have their advantages and disadvantages, but I'll take a N/A car over a FI given that everything else is constant.
The reason why people like high revving engines is because you'll usually have to shift less, and you can stay within your power band longer.