Will the V-8 engine of the Corvette be horizontally opposed?
Some high-performance sports vehicles, such as certain generations of the Chevrolet Corvette,
have been equipped with flat-plane crankshaft engines.
The flat-plane crankshaft design of an engine makes it possible for each cylinder to fire at almost the same time,
giving it a harsher and more distinctive sound.
The reduced vibration and enhanced engine balance that result from this design approach may have a positive effect on both handling and performance.