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Honda has finally made a DOHC version of its venerable 3.5-liter V-6 and it makes... no more power.
This spurs the Carmudgeons (in a post-lunch coma) to a discussion about head design: why are two cams worth it when you only have two valves? Why did Honda drop VTEC from that V-6 in favor of infinite cam phasing?
What is cam phasing, anyway?
And why use a V-6 instead of a straight-six when it uses twice as many cams? Or a supercharger and a turbocharger (hello, Lancia Delta S4.)
This episode is all about difficult-to-comprehend engine-building decisions, digested and discussed in terms we can all understand. Hopefully.
The Carmudgeon Show is part of the Hagerty Podcast Network, and stars veteran automotive journalist Jason Cammisa and walking-encyclopedia Derek Tam-Scott.
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