Question of the Week: What’s Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?
Happy Wednesday all! Time for a brand new BaT QotW.
This week we want to understand, exactly what ’s you’kiminas favorite v-8 or even eight-cylinder? We’ve asked similar questions regarding to fours and sixes in past QotWs, and both sparked lots of fascinating conversation.
The rules are extremely simple–if the engine has eight cylinders, arranged in a vee or maybe not, it signifies and will net you $25 in BaT Gear should we select your answer as the winner of this round.
Click through to chime in underneath, in addition to to test out the other day’s winner and honorable mentions.
Last week we asked what’s your fantasy same-era, same-make engine swap?
Congrats to Fez! Hopefully you enjoy your BaT swag just as far as we enjoyed your answer below.
“Bitter I did not triumph … oh what I simply found seals it for this week.
My brand mashup can give Breedlove a jog at Bonneville!
Volvo’s RM8 turbofan (which powers the SAAB 37 Viggen) at a 1985 Volvo 245 TURBOfan Wagon. Black with Black out Virgos. ”
And now the runners up.
“Take the Yamaha SHO V6 out from the hot Taurus and throw it in a Fox figure’Stang. Then goto cars & coffee and tell people you have a V6 Mustang. Wait until most of the haters are circling your ride like vultures and then pop the hood and then see the looks in the faces! ”
“1997 Toyota Previa AWD and also swap a 1GZ-FE V12 in from the 1997 Toyota Century. ”
“How about one from Al-fa?
The V-8 from the Tipo 33 in a Giulia GTA. ”
JoshElls (this you can probably be nit-picked out of emptiness, but just like they say–it’s ’so complicated. Moreover, it’s a rad idea. – BaT):
“Late version 944 Turbo with a Audi 20v 2.2 turbo. Flip Flop Audi/Porsche ties. ”
“1939 Mercedes 540K using a 1158 H P DB601 aero engine swapped in. ”
“Was going to skip this question as my motor vehicle focus has basically always been big luxury 1960s GM. Then I recalled Cadillac’s v12 concept Eldorados.
In 63-64 Cadillac made a few prototype v 12 motors in anticipation of this upcoming Eldorado (that has been to introduction at 67) and while a 67 Eldo would be a sharp car to exchange this engine right into, I’ll narrow it into the identical year car. From 56-60 Cadillac was producing an Eldorado Seville–that is the top of the line Eldo but with a hardtop. As the Seville wasn’t continued after 1960, there is still a convertible Eldorado all of the way through 66. Preferring hardtops, I thought it would be cool to convert a hard top Coupe DeVille to a Seville having interior and trim from a convertible Eldo. Turns out Cadillac beat me to the punch and also at 63 (and possibly 6 4 ) there were several special ordered cars that were done exactly as I imagined.
So my pick is actually really just a special arranged Eldorado hard top coupe from 63 having a model Cadillac v12. Dream car right there. ”
“First question, choose a motor: we’ll simply take Honda’s masterpiece RA168-E. Yes, that is the turbo V6 that powered Senna and Prost to absolutely dominate F1 in 1988 in the McLaren MP4/4, asserting the pole and winning in 1-5 of 16 races. The ‘over-square’ bore-to-stroke let it rev firmly to 13,500 RPM. They bumped compression ratio over the turbo engine to 9.4:1 as a result of more rigorous increase constraints, but maintained excellent reliability by use of a cast iron block. Nothing gaudy or exotic, only a stout, reliable and well rounded power-plant that its drivers made the absolute most out of.
Only a year later, from exactly the exact identical ethos we got a glimpse of the NSX. Light, non, nimble, tactile MR sportscar designed with input from the legend Ayrton Senna himself. Gorgeous lines, amazing cab-forward proportions using an old school supremely connected feel. Then there’s the engine. Unremarkable, controlled but dead reliable. Is there a more perfect union than Honda’s dominant force from f-1 of this era with their next generation sportscar legend? Yes, I’m cutting displacement in half and setting the 1.5L, then 685bhp RA168-E into a 1991 NSX. Do not wait to feel that boost return on instead of V-Tec! ”
“Require one Lancia Scorpion/Montecarlo. Remove and discard asthmatic inline 4. Extend wheelbase and widen engine bay. Locate one Lancia Thema 8.32 5-speed. Remove Ferrari-sourced V8, Gear Box etc.. Rotate 180 degrees. Shoe-horn Thema Drive-train into Scorpion/Montecarlo.
At this point you have a credible solution to the 037 Stradale using more power and a improved engine note. Laugh maniacally because you pound the hills on your inclusion to the long and storied history of Lancia and Ferrari collaborations. ”
What a killer group of selections. Thank you for playing everyone.
Keep in mind, this week we’re asking what’s your favorite v-8 or even eight-cylinder?
To recap: When the engine has eight boilers, arranged in a vee or perhaps maybe not, it signifies and can score you 25 in BaT Gear once we announce the winner a few weeks.