Honda CEO: Acura Will Get V8 EngineSpeaking to Automotive News, Honda Motor Co. CEO Takeo Fukui confirmed the company is planning to add a V8 engine to the Acura line, presumably to bolster its flagship Acura RL. Fukui confirmed concerns expressed by enthusiasts and the motoring press, stating "I don't think that the Acura RL 3.7-liter is sufficient. We can't compete with other premium brands." In Honda's best engineering tradition, Fukui says the new V8 will be completely different from current conventional offerings and provide excellent fuel efficiency, though he declined to elaborate. With the 2010 NSX sporting a new V10 and this news of a V8 coming for the RL (and possibly being offered in the NSX as well), Acura should finally have an engine lineup allowing it to compete with other luxury brands — now about that styling...
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