Workhorse Engine of the Day: Rolls-Royce/Bentley V8

What? Workhorse? Rolls-Royce? Sacrilege! Hey man, if you don't think chauffeuring bank presidents and crown princes from fox hunt to fox hunt all the while getting 1960 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux hurled at you after every pothole is work, well, you sir are worse than a kulak. Today's proletarian mill comes to you by way of well-loved Bolshevik commenter Heep:

What about the Rolls-Royce/Bentley V8 as a workhorse engine of the day? It's hardly a plebian motor, but considering it can be made to pass 2009 emissions regs <emand still pump out more power than most vehicles on the road, all while celebrating its 50th birthday, I think it's pulled its fair share of the weight...

Well put comrade, well put. The Jalopnik Politburo might have some use for you yet. As for the mighty Boxer-like 6.75-liter V8 (think Animal Farm, not Porsche/Subaru), with its "adequate" power in either normally aspirated or turbocharged form and ultra smooth operation, we award it the "50th Anniversary of Victory Medal in the Great Patriotic [Horsepower] War." Dasvedanya.