Originally Posted by Uli_HH
Yes thats right, the problem could be solved be reinforcing the crankshaft and its housing ... but thats meen increasing the engine weight ... and an heavy and long I6 isn´t the best option for an front engine sportscar, because it creates understeer or must put weight at the back of the car to improve the balance ... and so you get even more weight.
A reinforced crankshaft is forged, it does not increase weight, it increases cost. On the other hand who knows ? There must also be a reason why the new GT-R switched from I6 to V6. The GT-R community also did not approve that move, but now the GT-R is Prosche benchmark.