Originally Posted by Wedge1967
Guess you don't read much, the N54 was not forged. Vishnu and FFTEC have one pulled down for testing and said it's just a very high quality casting. Regardless, it's one awesome engine!
From my understanding correct me if I am wrong but earlier models had the following forged.
Crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons are forged. I also think the Bentley manual lists both the crankshaft and the con-rods being forged.