Originally Posted by ssabripo
I agree with the gist of your point...too many defensive folks on here.
One disagreement I have, however, is that the S65 is a wonderful engine. Could it have been better? absolutely. But there is nothing wrong about this high revving 4 liter engine, and although we can get into debates on technical pros/cons, there is a reason why this engine won "engine of the year" in its category 4 years straight.
I don't know who you're disagreeing with, but it ain't me. I've written quite a bit of very flowery praise about it. More than most in this forum, for sure.
One thing that continues to amaze me is that the damned thing loses just 11% off the torque peak over a 4400 rpm span. Unbelieveable in a current road-ready, smog legal engine.