In my line of work, it’s easy to become jaded. The mind will eventually get used to anything, given enough exposure. This applies to everything from noise, to speed, to narcotics. Even the irreverent Dr. Hunter S Thompson got used to his own warped reality, in which the violence and substance abuse eventually became… »
This little mutt is an AMC Spirit AMX, a mini-musclecar from the late seventies with flares n’ white-lettered tires n’ a big ol’ hood decal - and a somewhat lamentable 130hp V8. Based on the Gremlin, it’s a sawed-off runt that few remember. Well you’d remember this one: it’s got a 96-inch wheelbase and a built 401ci… »
Motorcycles packing V8 engines aren’t anything new, but Paul G. Maloney’s creation stands apart. It’s stuffed with 1,996cc, 90-degree eight with a flat-plane crank, and in addition to putting out 334 horsepower it revs out to 12,800 RPM. Yeah, that should do.
Opel’s so called ‘KAD’ models, the Kapitän, the Admiral and the Diplomat all came with Chevy small blocks in limited numbers, and CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann happens to own the last of the 347 Diplomat A V8 Coupés ever made. U-S-A! U-S-A! »
Best as in completely f*cking stupid, if not borderline insane. As promised in my first post on Oppo I would like to tell you about my journey of bringing an old, neglected Lincoln Mark VIII LSC back on the road, and how I plan to make it my permanent daily driver.http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/first-post-on-... »
The Mercedes 600 was the flagship of Mercedes-Benz between 1963 and 1981. It was the ride of choice for the millionaires, presidents, dictators and even the Pope. Each 600 was special ordered to client's specifications. But if you're a small Merecdes-Benz dealer in a banana republic, how could you sell the newly risen… »
The first video of the all new James Bond commissioned Aston Martin DB10 shows the vehicle beautifully singing out of neutral. The video is posted on the @seenthroughglass Instagram account, and is from the press event on December 4th for the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE. »
You learn something new every day. And today, I found out that a company with the wonderful name Evinrude made a two-stroke V8 for use as an outboard motor back in the 80s. And now that motor is now finding a home in some Swede's Volvo Amazon.
If you're a fan of cylinders, I have some bad news to bear. Your average, run-of-the-mill pickup truck on the road these days likely has a V6, since more and more buyers are going smaller and straying away from V8s. »
For automobile enthusiasts and especially those bitten by the mod bug, there is always a defining automobile. The one that you took your time with and really set out a plan for. You may have had cool cars before, or it may have been your first car. If you had previous vehicles, they may have been alright, but… »
So you want to go fast and you want to swap a V8 into your ride but your budget is short. You can get that 500HP V8 and keep the wife happy. All it takes is some ingenuity and a little manual labor but the end is result is nothing short of awesome. »
Welcome to the Ferrari/Dino 208 GT4. It has the smallest V8 ever fitted to a production car at just two liters. You need to hear it. »
A few days ago, just hours after we showed you the new BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the Bavarians issued a rather long press release about their newest pride. It's not what you would call an exciting read, and we hadn't gotten around to posting the official news because we correctly guessed most of the stats then. Still, we… »
Jaguar's F-Type has undergone its first dynamic challenge outside of Jaguar's internal development programme, and three lucky chaps called Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell were flown to the Snetterton 300 circuit with a helicopter to give it a go in both the supercharged V6 and V8 versions. You might… »