Flashback Friday: The Cadillac V8-6-4 Fiasco

In the late 70s and early 80s, America was facing a gas and credit crisis. Seems familiar, right? The thing is, back then, computers weren’t nearly as advanced as today’s technological wonders. But that didn’t stop Cadillac from offering the L62 V8-6-4, a displacement-on-demand system that was too forward-thinking for the computers of the early 80s to handle.

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This Bizarre BMW Got 88 MPG Back In 1981

This isn’t the first time in history that automakers have expressed a keen interest in fuel efficient vehicles. Back in the early 1980s, every automaker was making high MPGs a top priority. Hybrids seem to have the market on fuel efficiency cornered right now, but this blast-from-the-past Alpina BMW built for the 1981 Shell Kilometer Marathon.

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