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    Video: Man makes homemade 48cc V8 engine
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    Have you ever wondered what a mini V8 sounds like? Neither had we. But thanks to one man with an old mill and lathe who built one with a 0.48-liter capacity, we're happy to learn that a miniature V8 can still maintain a low-frequency, lopy idle. Here's the little V8's impressive list of ...

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    Report: Jaguar envisions future without V8 engines
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    With tighter emissions and fuel economy regulations looming, Jaguar may have to do more than make a small, fuel-efficient hatchback to lower its model range's consumption figures – it also might give up its venerable V8 power, Drive reports. But not anytime soon, says Steven de Ploey, ...

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    ETC: Woodworker needs help making business out of car-inspired carvings [w/video]
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    If there's anything more manly than a V8 coffee table, it's a V8 coffee table carved from hardwood. That's exactly what Steve Brandenburg of Lexington, Kentucky spends his spare time crafting. What started as a melding of passions has garnered Brandenburg recognition at local car and trade ...

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    Official: Meet the 701-hp Mazzanti Evantra
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    If you've heard of upstart boutique supercar maker Mazzanti, we salute you. About a year ago, we brought you news of this small Italian firm, which then was under the name Faralli & Mazzanti. The creation was the Evantra, and as the name of the company has changed, so has the car. The ...

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    Review: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8
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    The Entry Entry-Level Bentley I have a friend who once told me that he would never buy the cheapest version of anything. I pressed him about cars and figured he was backed into a corner when I mentioned Bentley. With only the Continental series of cars – GT coupe, GTC convertible, Flying ...

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    Rumormill: Taking bets on what GM has planned for Gen V small-block V8
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    A picture of a fuel injector (above), a few facts and a lot of supposition is all we know about the fifth-generation small-block engine on its way from General Motors. It is expected to debut sometime shortly in the C7 Chevrolet Corvette and be rolled out with the next-generation full-size pickup ...

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    Official: Audi debuts 450-HP RS5 Cabriolet
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    Audi has dropped the curtain on the painfully awesome RS5 Cabriolet, which will go on sale in Germany in Spring of 2013. Audi's much loved 4.2-liter FSI V8 is nestled under the hood, sending 450 horsepower through a seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch gearbox to Audi's Quattro all wheel drive. The ...

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    Report: Infiniti moving away from V8 power
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    According to Motoring.com.au, Infiniti will slowly be killing off its naturally aspirated V8 powerplants. The report comes after the Australian site spoke with Johan de Nysschen, Infiniti's global president, who stated that eight-cylinder engines are not in the product plans for any new vehicles ...

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    Video: Koenigsegg CCX-powered Ford Granada is the ultimate unlikely hammer [w/video]
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    The lowly Mark II Ford Granada isn't high on anyone's want list. The machine wallowed from the factory with at most 160 horsepower from a gasoline V6 and with as little as 53 ponies from a wheesematic Peugeot diesel four cylinder. But where most of the world sees ancient crap can, one owner in ...

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    Report: Maserati Quattroporte to get Ferrari-built supercharged V6, turbo V8
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    According to Car and Driver, the next-generation Maserati Quattroporte is slated to get two all-new forced-induction engines sourced from Ferrari. At launch, the Quattroporte will be introduced with its range-topping engine, a 5.2-liter turbocharged V8, good for something like 520 horsepower. ...

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    Official: Bentley debuts Continental GTC V8 before Geneva
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    If the Geneva Motor Show is good for anything, it's getting a closer look at some of the world's more lust-worthy vehicles, including the Bentley Continental GTC V8. Like its hardtop twin, the GTC gets its power from a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine good for 500 horsepower and 487 ...

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    Confirmed: Lotus confirms in-house V8, Lego-like chassis has potential [UPDATE]
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    Lotus is working overtime getting the next Esprit ready for its late-2013 production target, and that means development of everything from an in-house V8 to a slew of new chassis components are under way. Lotus officials confirmed to Autoblog that the automaker is working on its own 4.8-liter V8 ...

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    Report: Class action lawsuit to be filed against Mercedes alleges AMG V8 defects
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    Mercedes-Benz is reportedly facing a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey for alleged defects in the company's M156 V8. According to the plaintiffs, premature internal wear occurs because the engine uses cast nodular iron camshafts and 9310-grade steel valves. Something ...

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    Video: Translogic takes a look back at the Chevy small-block V8
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    No matter what side of the great domestic manufacturer debate you find yourself on, there's no denying the simple beauty of the Chevrolet small block engine. Whether it be the early 256 cubic-inch forefather or the ubiquitous 350-cubic-inch that we all know and love, the 90-degree General Motors ...

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    Report: Four-cylinders increase lead over V6s as engine of choice for Americans
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    America cho-cho-chooses the four-cylinder engine as its preferred means of locomotion. In fact, the four banger has been the favored choice since taking the lead over six-cylinder engines a few years back. The four-versus-six debate was neck in neck back in 2005, when six-cylinder engines ...

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    Four-cylinder engines power 65.4% of cars built in 2010
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    Back in 2008, soaring gas prices sent car buyers in search of efficient four-cylinder vehicles and, as the numbers show, sales of V6 and V8 engines dropped from 63.9 percent to 57.1 percent when gas prices spiked. Though elevated fuel costs may have triggered the increased demand for ...

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    Report: Mercedes looking at naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 for AMG
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    The all-new twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 may be Mercedes-Benz's AMG division's much-heralded pride-and-joy engine, but it certainly won't find a home under the hood of every single AMG product. To that point, AutoWeek reports that Mercedes-Benz is working on a naturally aspirated version of the ...

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    Mercedes students create B55 using big V8 and little B-Class
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    Mercedes-Benz B55 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After the nuclear apocalypse wipes out all of civilization, there will still be cockroaches wedging huge engines into tiny cars. You just can't kill the oldest recipe in hot rodding history, and for good reason. As a handful of ...

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    Ferrari Boss Felisa: "Hybrid means we can protect the V12"
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    Ferrari 599 HY-KERS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In the Eighties, you wanted your MTV. Now that you're a little older and a lot richer, you want your naturally aspirated V12 Italian cars, and both Ferrari and Lamborghini plan to deliver. The raging bulls at Sant' Agata are ...

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    USA Today: Four-cylinder engines powered nearly half of all new car sales last month
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    Along with eight-cylinder engines and manual transmissions, six-cylinder motors appear to be on the outs, relatively speaking. In the first quarter of this year, USA Today notes that four-cylinder lumps made up 46.5 percent of new car sales, almost a five percent jump over the same period ...

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