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Ferrari V8 vs Corvette V8 - Why do they sound different?


Why does a Ferrari V8 sound different than a Corvette V8? The magic comes down to the crankshaft type, and the firing order. Because of the flatplane crankshaft, Ferrari V8 engines have the exhaust pulses fire back and forth evenly between the two cylinder banks. Corvettes on the other hand, have a more uneven firing order in regards to the cylinder banks, resulting in momentarily greater exhaust


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