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Old 02-04-2002, 01:24   #1 (permalink)
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Future v8's

Will there be any v8's in years to come?

with all this worry of the green house effect and smog, how will v8's ever be made to pass future even stricter emissions laws...?

in 20 years time, will there even be a need for fossil fuel powered cars...

I like the idea of an environmentaly safe emission free cars, but nothing feels like a rumbling v8~!
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Old 02-04-2002, 01:35   #2 (permalink)
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Seriously

Unil the age of 60 or longer, you aint got to get me into a car that will have less than an 8 in it!

My Mentor, bless her hear, was 94 and drove around in a V8 all her life, she rekons thats the only thing that kept her going so long!

Mind you she taught me how to swear!!!
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I certainly hope I don't live long enough to see the day!
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Old 02-04-2002, 01:38   #4 (permalink)
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I can't see them going anwhere for a while yet where there is a will there is a way
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I certainly hope I don't live long enough to see the day!
This old lady knew how to drive, If only I could have that stamina at 94 mate, if only we all could, we would see the oldies running US off the roads!
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Car co's have made v8's latley BMW,Toyota Lexus have real nice v8's. But they'll be lean and mean,be very fuel efficient.In some ways they are more fuel efficient than say a 4 cyl pushing a resonable sized body around..
They should have more cylinders than occupants.....
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Old 02-04-2002, 04:44   #7 (permalink)
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I think they'll be around for a while yet. With all the new tech available such as GM's "displacement on demand" should keep the going and improve on their fuel efficiency.
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Old 02-04-2002, 05:08   #8 (permalink)
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Well they reckon the world oil will be around in the next 30 - 50 years so the V8's will be around till then unless emission laws get more stricter.
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well new technologie is creaping into V8s all the time like this new one i heard how while just cruising along at a certain speed, the engine managment would switch of 2 or 4 cylinders to make the engine more efficient or something like that.
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They will need to go more hi-tech, with all the bells and whistles of the current (and emerging) crop of 4cyl. Multi valve per cylinder, variable cam timing, ceramics etc etc. Pushrods will be a thing of the past soon, they will be like vinyl records. Four barrell carbies have already pretty much gone this way. I think Lexus has one of the best (techno wise) V8s around at the moment.
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