V8 cars dying out?

NRG18

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I was always a car guy, and it seems like the v8 engine is on the way out.

This is a shame because it puts out some great power and torque. I don't think it will stop being made completely, but it always seems to me like they are trying to make engines smaller and weaker all the time.

What do you think?
 

SirPaidALot

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They're not dying out, nor will they. It's the V10 that is going the way of the dinosaur.

What they're actually attempting to do is create the same power with smaller, more efficient engines. The idea is that we should need less in terms of cylinders and engine size, while generating similar horsepower.

SUVs now come with 2-liter engines a lot of the time instead of the giant 5-7 liter monstrosities they used to have. I guess it's better for the environment, and offers increased fuel economy. So long as a car doesn't feel sluggish as a result, I am all for it.
 

Silver Surfer

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It's not only America that has or had V8 engines, some European cars had them as well.

Like the 1969 Alfa Romeo 33.


I like the sound of that sort of cars? And from that point of view. I do not want an electric car.
 

Sparhawk

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They sure do sound special. These sorts of cars always have a terrific engine note. Well in most cases (there are some exceptions).
 

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