Are inline-5s the ultimate engine outcast?

I’m going to call bull on that Volvo doing 150mph. I have a V8 race car with 600 horsepower and at Daytona speedway it caps out at around 150mph. Don’t tell me a Volvo station wagon with a 5-cylinder engine from the 90’s can do that.

@jtwoods4 - Sounds like your race car needs more rear gear! That Volvo might not take its time to get to its top speed of 153mph (Here is literature from Volvo stating the standard T-5 was capable of 149), it can likely get there. Just not a quickly as your V-8 racer.