Why V4 engines are so rare and which cars use them

The V4 engine is such a rare layout in a road car, being found predominantly instead in motorcycles.
Mike has investigated how the V4 engine works and why it is so rare, as well as researching the ultimate use of this rare engine, the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car. 720bhp from a four-cylinder engine?

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0 1. nomaddaf commented 3 years ago

Every Wisconsin 4 cylinder is a V-4 and there millions of them. In nearly every gas powered skid steer loader and concrete saw.
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+3 2. thefox commented 3 years ago

Blast from the past: Ford Corsair and Ford Transit, both had V4 engines. Both were pretty poor.

My favourite configuration is the straight 6. Perfectly balanced power strokes, smooth as silk.
Triumph GT6, and the PI Triumph TR6. Beautiful cars.
I wonder where mine are now... :|
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+3 3. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

#2 I've probably got them in my field for the Grandchildren to play in along with the Sinclair C5..:D
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+1 4. thefox commented 3 years ago

#3. So you've finally stopped driving your Sinclair C5? :D
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+1 5. ComentAtor commented 3 years ago

#3 wow 250 W (0.34 hp) :) i am kind of a car fanatic but this thing missed me
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0 6. arnosavard commented 2 years ago

Before setting off, always check that you have all the necessary documents with you. These include your driver’s license, insurance for the motorbike, pollution certificate, and registration certificate. In the case of international trips https://yarkoweb.com/motorcycle-touring-accessories/, carry suitable identification documents.
Finally, make sure the motorcycle is in proper order. Check the level of the engine oil, wash and lube the chain, check the air pressure in tires.