This is something I’ve been wondering about for quite a while, and something that’s caused a good bit of debate in the Jalopnik sauna after work hours: where and when was the highest concentration of cars with V8 engines in the known universe? I think I have an answer.
One of my favorite displays at auto shows are the engine cutaways. I love seeing how the parts move together and what does what. Imagine my delight when I saw this video of a working, 3D printed General Motors LS3 V8 engine.
You may know that the El Camino style car-with-truck-bed (“ute”) is the unofficial national vehicle of Australia. It’s common to see Ford and GM variants dialed in for huge performance. It’s not common to see a Suzuki Mighty Boy at all, let alone one this... angry.
The Ford Raptor is unequivocally the baddest factory off-road pickup truck in America. At the end of this year the new one comes out, in Ford’s aluminum F-150 bodystyle with an aggressively-tuned 3.5 EcoBoost engine. Here it is being driven exactly the way you’d want to.
Every DIY mechanic knows turning wrenches usually isn’t the worst thing about working on a car. It’s the years of grime, rusty bolts and tight squeezes that bring out your blood. Take all that away and building an engine is just like playing with a cold Lego set!
You know that ‘80s Bond movie where the Aston Martin has skis, the Bond girl plays the cello, and the Taliban are good guys? I love that one! What was it called? The Living Daylights! Here’s why it’s the 10th best Bond movie ever made.
The 2015 Ford Mustang: now with 70 percent more V8 and save-the-manuals approved. Well, in Europe at least.
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.
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.
The Focus ST is a great hot-hatch. The problem is the styling minces no words about what that car can do, so you end up with all kinds of bros trying to race you on your commute. Now if you want something that blends in, but can lay down some serious rubber, check out this RWD converted V8 Focus.
The 2014 Dodge Durango R/T is a bit of a poor man's Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT— and that's exactly what makes it great. Sure, that 470-horse Jeep can dust a Durango off a stoplight but Dodge's "lite performance" SUV offers almost as much delightful rambunctiousness with a lot more usefulness for much less money.
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.
This Mercedes was just featured on BaT and is currently for sale on ebay for 12 grand. While I think the price is way too high for a car with tacky wheels, ugly bumpers and a 4 speed slushbox, the idea is as awesome as it gets.