What is the difference between a V8 engine and a flat-plane crank?

A V8 engine is an internal combustion engine with eight cylinders arranged in a "V" form. Because it delivers a good combination of power

and smooth operation, it is a common layout for high-performance automobiles and sports cars.

A flat-plane crank is a kind of crankshaft design seen in certain high-performance engines, such as V8 engines.

A flat-plane crankshaft, as opposed to a standard cross-plane crankshaft,

has throws that are 180 degrees apart, resulting in more equal firing intervals between cylinders.

This design may result in a more aggressive engine tone, better engine balance, and less vibration.