Are the days of the V8 numbered

obi_waynne

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With many car manufacturers dropping v8's and other large V6 engines we should ask do these engines have a place in the modern motoring world?

When you can get the same power from a turbocharged 2.0 litre engine and as it's lighter it will out perform a V8, and gives much better fuel economy is there any point even making a V8 or v6 anymore.

What about a 2.0 V8 - do they exist? Will they ever exist?

What is the case for large capacity V engines then - should they stay or are you glad to see them go?
 

TCJBOLDIE

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IIRC the smallest production V8 was in the Daimler SP250 = 2500cc

Wrong .V( Just checked it was a 2 litre in a Ferrari 208GT4 should have checked before posting .
 
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obi_waynne

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A bike with a V8- wow!

It will certainly be interesting to see where engine technology goes. Especially as the sale of new combustion engines are being outlawed in the UK by 2032!
 

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When you can get the power from a smaller lighter unit it doesn't make much sense, but to be realistic, NOTHING WILL EVER SOUND AS GOOD AS A V8!
 
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