23 Facts About V8 engine


V8 engine is an eight-cylinder piston engine in which two banks of four cylinders share a common crankshaft and are arranged in a V configuration.

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The Ford V8 engine used a 60 degree V-angle because it was based on a V6 V8 engine with a 60 degree V-angle.

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The Rolls-Royce Meteorite tank V8 engine used a 60 degree V-angle, since it was derived from the 60 degree V12 Rolls-Royce Meteor which in turn was based on the famous Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 V8 engine.

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Iconic rumbling exhaust sound produced by a typical cross-plane V8 engine is partly due to the uneven firing order within each of the two banks of four cylinders.

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In 1905, the first V8 engine used in a road-going car was the Rolls-Royce V-8 built in the United Kingdom.

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V8 engine with a cross-plane crankshaft is a common configuration for large automobile engines.

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The Holden V8 engine was used in various models including the Kingswood, Monaro, Torana, Commodore, and Statesman.

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The Holden V8 engine was used in touring car racing and formed the basis of the Repco-Holden engined used in Formula 5000 racing.

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In 1999, the Holden V8 engine began to be replaced by the imported General Motors LS1 V8 engine.

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The V8 engine was an overhead valve design and the only all-aluminium V8 engine produced in Australia.

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The V8 engine is a 90-degree all-aluminium V8 with double overhead camshafts.

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From 1999 to 2000, Mitsubishi briefly sold the Mitsubishi 8A8 V8 engine, which was a 4.

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The V8 engine was fitted to the Mitsubishi Proudia luxury sedan and Mitsubishi Dignity limousine, however financial pressures forced the company to discontinue sales of both these vehicles after only fifteen months.

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The VK V8 engine is an all-aluminium construction with double overhead camshafts and displacements of 4.

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The Toyota V V8 engine was an all-aluminium construction, used a pushrod valvetrain and was produced until 1997.

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The Omega V8 engine was replaced by the Hyundai Tau V8 engine, which is an all-aluminium construction with double overhead camshafts and has been produced from 2008–present.

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The V8 engine was an all-aluminium construction with a pushrod valvetrain.

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The L-series V8 engine remains in production in the Bentley Mulsanne luxury sedan.

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Daimler V8 engine was introduced in the 1959 Daimler SP250 sports car and was produced until 1969.

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The V8 engine was fitted to the low-cost Ford Model 18 car, offering superior performance to its competitors.

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V8 engine has since implemented sharing of engines across divisions some divisions still maintain some engines specific to their division.

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Cadillac's Cadillac LTA V8 engine codenamed "Blackwing" developed, hand built, and exclusively used by Cadillac on its mid-range vehicles sporty sedans and coupes employs a turbocharged 4.

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The V8 engine is mostly the same as for automobile applications, with changes to freeze plugs and cam profiles but often has a reverse rotation for use in twin-V8 engine boats.

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