What's the difference between a V8 and a flat-plane crank?

A V8 engine is a type of internal combustion engine that has eight cylinders arranged in the shape of a "V".

as it provides a good balance of power and smooth operation.

A flat-plane crank is a specific type of crankshaft design used in some high-performance engines, including some V8 engines.

Unlike a traditional cross-plane crankshaft,

a flat-plane crankshaft has its throws positioned 180 degrees apart,

which results in more even firing intervals between cylinders.

This design can lead to a more aggressive engine note and improved engine balance and reduced vibration.