Well, Ferrari didn't always decrease their V8's displacement by shortening the stroke. In the case of the 208GTB/GTS and the 288GTO, the engines were downsized (to 2.0L and 2.8L respectively) by narrowing the bore. In the GTO's case this had the added benefit of strengthening the cylinder walls to better withstand… » 1/17/15 2:47pm 1/17/15 2:47pm