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Thieves Targeting Cars with LS V8 Motor

Two minutes. That’s all it takes for a crook to steal your car. A startling new trend is growing in SoCal and the San Francisco Bay Area: thieves are going after Camaros and Corvettes, not just because they look good but for what’s inside—their high horsepower motors.

Nissan’s Titan to Employ a 5.6L Endurance V8 Gas Engine

Nissan has announced that a new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine will be available in the all-new Titan and Titan XD full-size pickup trucks. The engine features four-valves per cylinder, Variable Valve Event & Lift and Direct Injection, and is rated at 390 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 401 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Vanishing V8s: Downsizing Engines

The V8 isn’t dead yet, but storm clouds are brewing on the horizon. Concerns over global warming, CO2 emissions and dependence on foreign oil led the EPA to mandate new Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules. To achieve 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, automakers may abandon the V8 altogether or restricting it to a handful of limited production applications.

Miniature Flathead V8 Fires Up

This miniature flathead Ford is a 1/3 scale Ardun-headed V8 that’ll rev to 10,000 rpm. Its internals feature pistons smaller than half dollars and spark plugs the size of a thumbnail.

2015 Mustang Ecoboost Four Pulls Strong But is No V8

Babcox tech editor Larry Carley had the opportunity to test drive the 2015 Mustang GT as well as the new Ecoboost 2.3L four-cylinder Mustang at the Autobahn race track in Joliet, Illinois recently. Ford provided the pair of Mustangs as part of the Midwest Automotive Media Assn. fall rally.

How to Build Horsepower – Ford 461ci Windsor V8

Australian engine specialists Dandy Engines building a small block Ford Windsor 461ci stroker for Pat Staplton. Follow the engine assembly as the guys aim to make more than 820hp naturally aspirated on regular pump unleaded 98-RON. Pat plans on putting this brute of an engine into a Ford Falcon XD/XF.

Piston Removal – Chevy V8 Small Block Engine

This video shows how to remove pistons, starting with the rod caps. You’ll also get to see the crankshaft, rod bearings and journals for the first time and inspect them for damage as they come out. Great tips on protecting the cylinder bore while removing the pistons and connecting rods. This video doesn’t recommend using a ridge

New Mercedes M178 V8 Engine Unveiled

Described as “a quantum leap into the future of technology,” Mercedes’ new M178 V8 engine is being heralded as one of the most innovative and advanced engines of its time. The new M178 engine will be placed in Mercedes’ new flagship AMG model, the AMG GT, which will be replacing the SLS AMG upon its

Mercedes M178 V8 Engine
GM’s LT4 Small Block Sets New Company Benchmark for Power and Torque

The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower. The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque

Chrysler Delivers V8 HEMI Hellcat on Wheels

    The much-anticipated HEMI Hellcat engine is Dodge and SRT’s first application of V8 supercharger technology, delivering an amazing 600-plus horsepower. This supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 Hellcat engine is the most powerful V8 engine ever produced by the Chrysler Group. According to Chrysler, its breakthrough supercharged engine features a forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing

Ford’s Famous Flathead V8

It was special in so many ways. First of all, it was the first V8 engine for the Ford line of cars. Nobody could imagine the effects it would have on the racing and hot rod world in the years to come. Even in its stock trim, it was a gutty little powerplant, but it would

Ford Drops in its 500,000th 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbocharged Diesel Engine

Introduced in 2010, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel delivers 400 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque with best-in-class fuel economy Ford announced the installation of its 500,000th 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine, which went into a new 2014 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat pickup truck. The engine was installed Sept. 24 at the Kentucky Truck