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2020 Nissan Titan: V8 or die

Refreshed styling and new tech arrive for 2020

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Video: SSC Tuatara flexes and revs for the camera

Hear the twin-turbo V8 in action

Hear the twin-turbo V8 in action.

A Greener V8: GM's Small Block Continues to Evolve [VIDEO]

Every time we pronounce the V8 dead, it comes roaring back to life.

Mercedes students create B55 using big V8 and little B-Class

Mercedes-Benz B55 – Click above for high-res image gallery

With efficiency improvements on the way, V8 engine is far from dead

2011 Ford Mustang GT V8 engine – Click above for high-res image gallery

USA Today: Four-cylinder engines powered nearly half of all new car sales last month

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 last year.

USA Today: Four-cylinder engines powered nearly half of all new car sales last month

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 last year.

Engine displacement tax could convince automakers to focus on smaller powerplants

Last year, the state of Washington contemplated a tax that would be placed on vehicles dependent upon the displacement of its engine. The displacement tax was eventually discarded but not forgotten. Automakers noted the possibility of this tax cropping up again in the future and marked it in their books.

Once lowly four-cylinder gains market dominance over bigger engines

Mini Cooper four-cylinder engine - Click above for high-res image

2011 Ford Mustang GT rocks out with 412 horsepower, 26 mpg highway

2011 Ford Mustang GT - Click above for high-res image gallery

Detroit 2010: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe might just be our best-of-show [w/VIDEO]

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford V8 boss says no twin-turbo 5.0L for Shelby GT500

2010 Ford Shelby GT500 – Click above for high-res image gallery

VIDEO: 2011 Ford Mustang GT shown rollin' with its 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT - click above to watch the video

REPORT: Last GM big block engine rolls off the line

The Big Block. Rat Motor. Call it what you will, we can now officially add a final epitaph to the long-running engine's gravestone: R.I.P. The final L18 big block rolled down the assembly line at General Motors' Tonawanda plant in New York last week, and that engine was signed by all the workers at the plant and is on its way to the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Review: The 2009 Mercedes-Benz G550 makes us feel glücklich

Still – and we'll be the first to admit that this is this blogger's personal view – the G550 is not unattractive. In fact, it actually seems to transcend the idea of attraction at all; it is simply the ultimate in pragmatism. Crampons aren't beautiful, but they are wonderfully useful. Tubas aren't beautiful, but they can make wonderful noises. A Porsche key fob isn't beautiful, but it can make wonderful events happen on any given night.

Meadow Brook Concours 2009: Wheels and Badges

Meadow Brook wheels and badges - click above for high-res image gallery

Novitec gets ambitious, builds "own" supercar, the TuLesto

Novitec TuLesto - Click above for a hi-res gallery

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