V6s vs V8?

Today I raced my friend in my stock 3.7 liter V6 Nissan 370z and beat his Camaro SS 5.7 liter V8. After I won he seemed kinda upset so then he told me to race him in my 3.5 liter V6 Nissan 350z Witch my 350z has a turbo kit installed pulling 523HP so then he decides to use his dad's 5.7 liter V8 challenger and

Today I raced my friend in my stock 3.7 liter V6 Nissan 370z and beat his Camaro SS 5.7 liter V8. After I won he seemed kinda upset so then he told me to race him in my 3.5 liter V6 Nissan 350z Witch my 350z has a turbo kit installed pulling 523HP so then he decides to use his dad's 5.7 liter V8 challenger and I beat him again, but this time I won in my Nissan 350z. After all is said and done my friend stated, *you cheated off the line and I don't wanna hear from you until you can race fairly*

Before my friend drove off I told him, *V8s doesn't always mean faster it just means more powerful and not all V8s come with big HP numbers*, then my friend decided to shoot me a bird.

Do you guys agree V8s are not always faster than V6s?

Other answer:

JDM CULTURE:
Power to weight.

The cars have a similar amount of power (about 300 hp), but the Nissan is a bit lighter and that's what counts the most for acceleration.

A 4 cyl Ariel Atom would waste both. The MK2 makes the same 300 hp, but the car only weighs a bit over 1,000 lb. That can get to 60 mph in about 3 second, and 0-100mph AND back to 0 in about 7 seconds. That's from a 4 cly engine.

So how does the 3.5l engine make similar power to the 5.7 V8? Better technology. The whole system is designed to run better due to the multi valve heads, twin cams, multipoint fuel injection, and also be lighter due to more alloy and less cast iron.

It would have annoyed him even more if he's raced my Toyota hatchback. Similar 3.5l engine to the 350Z, but in Grandad's Corolla.

DCM5150:
Of course! Engine "size" has very little to do with actual speed or acceleration. There are several Lotus cars with 4 cylinder engines that will blow away many V8 or V12 you want to throw at it.

If you look at the newer Ford trucks the V6 (ecoboost) has nore HP and torque then the V8 version

Timbo is here:
Correct – V8 is the engine configuration and is only one of many things that determine a cars performance
Steve S:
So where were you racing? On the street hay . You think you have a fast car go and race on a race track theres no bullshit about jumping the start and you aren't pissing off other road users. Then you will find many real racers will wipe the floor with your Nissan. Real racers don't do it on the street.
Percyqted:
I hope you didn't over heat your Xbox