The latest all-new engine from Mercedes-AMG is this 4.0 L twin-turbo V8 that makes nearly 500 HP while delivering 38% better fuel economy than the old 6.3!
Browsing the "V8" Tag
What happens when you line up a Tesla Model S alongside an honest-to-goodness V8 Supercar? That’s what these Aussies wanted to find out.
The 2016 Audi R8 is ditching its 4.2 liter V8 due to strict taxes in China, but the 2.9 liter turbo V6 we might get instead could be a total, 450 HP gem!
The 2015 Kia K900 is bigger, nicer, faster, and more powerful than the last Maserati Quattroporte I drove back in 2011, and gets 30% better MPG, too!
While many see the new 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat as a triumph of ‘Merican engineering, I see it as the last gasp of the V8 muscle car.
Ferrari has pledged to cut its vehicle emissions 20% by 2021 by employing turbochargers and hybrid technology.
A hybrid Bentley? It’s a thing, and it’s going to debut as a “concept” at next weekend’s Beijing International Auto Show- but we have it here first. Enjoy!
Lotus made big news when it announced it was ditching the reliable Toyota power plant for a new 2015 Lotus Esprit powered by a turbocharged all-Lotus V8- but that car hasn’t happened.
With support from Fisker’s new Chinese owners, Bob Lutz will reanimate the Karma’s electric corpse with 6.2 liters and 460 horsepower of Corvette engine.
By most estimates, building a new, mid-sized car (think Ford Fusion or Toyota Camry) releases about 20 tons of CO2 emissions into the air- or, about as much CO2 emissions as a typical car driving 50,000 miles, according to the EPA. That’s why making an existing car last longer is, in many cases, the “greenest” […]
When you want a V8, you need a V8 – and this brave fellow needed a 49 cc V8 Engine the way you and I need air, apparently, because he went and built one!
Mr. Scott started this build a few years ago, when he found himself in possession of both a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle and a 1999 NASCAR Chevy stock car. Faced with an infinite universe of infinite possibilities, Scott did the only logical thing: he mashed them together.
In a world of rising gas prices, strict emissions standards, and a demand for better and better performance, automakers face often conflicting goals. Jaguar, which has built massive V12 engines in the past to power their coupes and luxury cars, is the first niche automaker to admit that it may one day ditch V8 (or larger) engines entirely
Automakers don’t get nearly enough credit considering how far cars have come in the past 20 years. Besides being far safer and more powerful, cars are also crammed full of all sorts of technological doodads designed to coddle already-spoiled consumers. But the Reboot Buggy does away with all that fluff and gets back to basics with a bare-bones box-on-wheels that espouses the less-is-more mindset.
It could be argued that, since the dawn of the 21st Century, no car has screamed “new money” louder than Volkswagen’s Bentley Continental coupes (yeah, they’re built off the Volkswagen Phaeton platform – sorry to be the one to break it to you). That might not be a fair statement to make about a single […]
The art of racing a truck is not for the faint of heart. After all, trucks are about as aerodynamic as a brick, extremely heavy, and even when equipped with huge engines, far from fast. But there are exceptions, like the Hajek Motorsports F-250, which just smashed the land speed records for diesel and biodiesel trucks.
Porsche is doing it. So is Ferrari. It seems like all the supercar makers are going green these days. Ford has its own plans for hybrids, including the possible return of the Ford GT supercar…as a hybrid.
At this year’s Paris Auto show, the relatively-newly-appointed CEO of Lotus Cars embarked on a $1.2 billion rebranding of Lotus, hoping to transform the small engineering firm that happens to make cars into a credible automaker that happens to be really good at math. That CEO would be Dany “I’m not a car guy” Bahar, […]
We all knew it was bound to happen sooner or later, and Ford has finally started lifting the veil on the F-150 EcoBoost. This engine is a big deal for Ford and pickup truck owners, and it could have a profound effect on pickups as a whole. Are buyers willing to pay a premium for […]
Porsche is doing it. So is Ferrari. Even Lamborghini is toying with the idea of hybrid supercars. So if all the cool kids are doing it, why shouldn’t GM get in on the action of turning their sports cars into hybrids? They may in fact be doing just that. After going out of their way […]