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By continuing not to offer a V8 in its luxury rides, Acura's the holdout among Japanese carbuilders. These days, its V6-FWD construct is starting to look a bit quaint amid the V8-powered, RWD bruisers its competitors โ€” German and Japanese โ€” offer. But it won't be for long. Hirohide "I Like Ike" Ikeno, president of Honda R&D Americas, told Automotive News SUPER V8 POTENTIAL is coming to the next Acura RL (though the new engine group won't be available to Honda brand buyers). What do you think? Does Acura need a V8 to compete, or is it doing just fine in its own niche, thanks very much for asking? Hang that chad now.


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[via Motor Authority]

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