Thread: S55 vs. S65
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      12-16-2013, 05:50 PM   #62

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That V8 is and will remain special for many reasons. It cannot be compared to an engine built for forced induction as it is naturally aspirated and is just different. An NA V8 engine will always, always, sound better than any 6 cylinder engine. The S65 is truly one of the best sounding motors. However, if you go to the V10s or V12s the S65 will not be as special sounding either. The engine wasn't built for high torque delivery. It was built for high RPM power. S55 is built for forced induction from the factory, has less displacement which is compensated through forced induction, will never sound as good as an S65 but will most definitely make vast amounts of power once even slightly tuned. This is a given.
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