I don‘t care if anyone produces a 1,000 or 1,500 or 2,000 + HP and torque engine , and how beautiful the car may be, I’ll never buy or drive a 6 cyl. car unless it’s some sedan I use for family trips, or errands. They can’t produce a decent sound regardless of the exhaust system and the turbos make it even more pathetic. AbI’ve all, the way 6 cyl engines rev is so boring ( aka smooth ) I have no words to describe my disdain for the feel of it Completely lacking any “soul “, and almost as bad as an electric engine . What good is it if the car goes 0-60 in 2.5 sec. or even pulls off a sub-10 sec. Q mile if it doesn’t inspire you ? I’d rather drive a 4 cyl ! And I’ve owned, as well as driven quite a few 6 cyl cars, both N/A engines and turbos, and a couple of newer twin turbos, and was left completely unimpressed by all of them. ( other than the looks of the Merak 👍 but again, the engine was benign compared to just about any 8 cyl cars at the time ). Maybe it’s just me, but I’ll go to my grave driving only 8 cyl engines..or 12s.. or even 4s, so I can be categorized as a “ never six-er“ .
IMO it’s a crime to put a 6 cyl engine in Maserati , or a Ferrari, or a McLaren, or a Corvette.., leave those in Porsches or put them in Nissans or BMWs or Jaguars ..