Originally Posted by mxturboracer86
The point would be, why have a powerband that starts at 6000rpm and goes to 9000 rpm when you can have a powerband with more tq that comes in sooner (say 5000rpm) and revs out to 8000-8500 rpm or even higher with a properly build 2.5
you would be achieving the same powerband without, with more tq and essentially faster response by not needing to be as high up in the RPM range to make power
This is exactly my view on the matter. The ONLY viable benefit I see from having to rev that high is to extend the gear range. Aside from that the larger displacement and less over square engine wins in every other category.
Maybe I'm missing something though.