Have you ever read through the most up-to-date Wheel’s journal? The January 2010 version has a fantastic portion on the wonderful history of the V8 engine that we know and love today. I’ll share a lot of the Hello-lights through the magazine and my own individual comments, so Read more…
The automotive vee-8 as we realize it experienced its birth with our Good friend Henry Ford Using the arrival of the ‘L-Head’ flat head vee eight of 1932. We must keep in mind that he was not to blame for inventing the 8 cylinder engine during the V structure as we know and enjoy. But he was accountable for guaranteeing that it absolutely was accessible to the masses, ie the likes of you and me! It was quite primary and straightforward, no complex overhead valves or even the like, that’s why the time period ‘flathead’.
A company known as Duesenberg, back within the 20’s experienced a straight eight cylinder motor and this was most likely the primary mass generated 8 cylinder automotive motor (it also experienced fancy overhead cams and multi-valves!). Regrettably the organization didn’t stand the examination of time.
Some counsel the longest ‘living’ V8 motor may be the six.75 litre V8 belonging to our British buddies Roll-Royce and Bentley. Based on an American structure it had been released while in the 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud (as being a six.2 litre with OHV and 90 levels V angle). Afterwards it was enlarged to its latest dimension of six.seventy five litres and proceeds in manufacturing now inspiring Bentleys.
Naturally technology has allowed the V8 to acquire just like all items automotive and we now have each individual V8 arrangement feasible throughout the automotive spectrum. Commonly only confined by our creativity (and our wallet). Turbocharging/supercharging, immediate injection, mulit-variable valve technology together with massaging in the engine ancillaries are all obtainable with your Ferrari down to your humble house grown Falcon or Commodore.
All this not surprisingly suggests you can be sort on the setting and possess a V8. I drive 350K’s to my daughters farm from Kwinana south of Perth and have a lot better than 11l/100kms cruising at 110 with the protection of better braking and dealing with and the ability to properly overtake slower autos. So it’s V8’s til 2028 at least. Love your V8!