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Old 06-13-2018, 05:09 PM   #15
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:11 PM   #16
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It will end when they start yearly taxing cars on there displacement, they do it in Europe. It has been talked about at SEMA.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:33 PM   #17
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I'm thinking

That its emission and mpg guidelines that would likely do it in
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:04 PM   #18
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This topic has come up for at least the last ten years and my bet is that we will be asking it ten years from now as well.
Agreed. It seems like the V6 is in danger of going away more than the V8.

The V6 is getting dropped by many manufacturers in favor of smaller turbo charged engines.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:26 PM   #19
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Nothing will ever sound as sweet as that V8 GROWL!!
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:41 PM   #20
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A better question would've been how long will the OHV V8 last?

OHC V8's will stick around, but I think investment in future eight cylinder OHV's may be in jeopardy
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:08 PM   #21
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In the days of my youth (I was told what it means to be a man)..... sorry, listening to Led Zep too much lol

In the days of my youth, the V8 was 150 hp and got 18-22 mpg. Everyone lamented the "good old days" when V8s got 375 hp.

Today the V8 has 455 REAL hp and gets 30+ mpg with half the emissions.

If the V8 is going away it's sure having a hard time.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:13 PM   #22
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I recently traded in a car with a 2.3 l. turbo engine that put out 350 hp in a small awd chassis. It was fun and pretty frugal ( 27 mpg ), but when I drove my 1 SS 1LE home , I realized that there is nothing more beautiful to drive than a v8 with all that low end torque. I was in 6th gear around 80 mph and under 2000 rpms.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:51 PM   #23
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Gee, that wouldn't happen to be a Focus RS, would it? Lol.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:23 PM   #24
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The Chevy V8 as we know it is certainly ending in the next few years unless GM decides to maintain two V8 families ( three if you count Cadillac's V8 as its own family). Unless GM maintains an OHV engine family for the trucks, the Small Block looks to be going DOHC by 2022( LT1 slated to end production in 2021).
I believe the same. They will scale down to a single V8 engine family and that will finally spell the end of the OHV engine. Just doesn't make a lot of sense and I amazed that they have kept the OHV going for so long even though they have had DOHC V8s in other cars.

I actually think I might jump ship to the mid-engine corvette some day if it proves to be reliable...certainly not gonna get the first model year like I did with the 6G Camaro.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:44 PM   #25
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In the days of my youth (I was told what it means to be a man)..... sorry, listening to Led Zep too much lol

In the days of my youth, the V8 was 150 hp and got 18-22 mpg. Everyone lamented the "good old days" when V8s got 375 hp.

Today the V8 has 455 REAL hp and gets 30+ mpg with half the emissions.

If the V8 is going away it's sure having a hard time.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:51 PM   #26
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I don't see all v8's in danger. Large displacemnent, read 5+ liters, may be more likely on the chopping block.

If I had to put money on it, I can see most manufacturers moving to 3.XL-4.XL TT v8's in the near future. Supplemented with hybrid electric motors for everything from performance to efficacy would be a necessity.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:47 AM   #27
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I believe the same. They will scale down to a single V8 engine family and that will finally spell the end of the OHV engine. Just doesn't make a lot of sense and I amazed that they have kept the OHV going for so long even though they have had DOHC V8s in other cars.

I actually think I might jump ship to the mid-engine corvette some day if it proves to be reliable...certainly not gonna get the first model year like I did with the 6G Camaro.
The only advantage of the OHV engine is that it is smaller than a DOHC engine of the same displacement.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:02 AM   #28
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The only advantage of the OHV engine is that it is smaller than a DOHC engine of the same displacement.
GM historically hasn't done DOHC V8s all that well. The Northstars seemed a bit sluggish compared to competitor DOHC V8s and not that reliable. Really the only DOHC V6 GM has ever really done well are the 3.6.

GM does OHV engines better than anyone.
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