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.
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!
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.
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.
American V8s are pretty awesome. They've been the muscles of U.S. car culture since Bonnie and Clyde first floored their Ford Model B. They're the ultimate answer in the eyes of the costumers when it comes to the question of performance.
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…
Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas.
I'll bet you woke up this morning thinking I wonder if Audi's 4.2 V8 would fit in a Porsche Boxster? Well, wonder no more early bird because today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe '97 project Porsche proves it fits. Now you'll just need to wonder does its price fit too?