V8 time is over - Drive.com.AU
July 2, 2012 - 7:47AM
Company that popularised V8 rings the death knell for one of the world’s most loved engines.
Ford, the company that popularised the V8 engine 80 years ago, now says its time as anything other than a niche offering is over.
That was the view expressed by the blue oval’s European gasoline engine development boss Andrew Fraser, who is one of the key figures in the company’s embrace of downsized Ecoboost turbo-petrol engines.
“The death of the V8 has been over-publicised in the past but it could almost be on its last hurrah now,” said Fraser.
He was speaking to Drive in Germany during a sampling of the latest Ecoboost engine, a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo that effectively replaces the naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre engine in the Focus lineup, and has been declared 2012 international Engine of the Year...
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I really wanted to post this in the Truck Section...
...as PROOF that the Ranger/F-100 is coming
trucks as big as the current F-series (and deductible as a business expense) would never *imho* completely do away with the v8...