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autoevolution's V8 Month

Few generations have witnessed so many historic changes and events taking place as ours did (we bet that’s what all generations say), all with the potential to alter the course of human history.

Human civilization, though, will be impacted the most by changes taking place in the auto industry. After more than a century of using fossil fuels for our traveling needs, we’ll all soon, willy-nilly, have to adjust to driving electric cars.

The switch will have far-reaching effects, but of interest to us here on autoevolution is that it’ll kill off iconic landmarks not only of our generation, but of previous ones as well.

Like, say, the mighty V8 that has been at the center of America’s motoring hopes and dreams ever since, well, forever. First born France, it became famous thanks to Cadillac in the mid-1910s, and never went away, taking its place under the hoods of pretty much all car and truck families made here ever since.

That’ll change, of course, as American states will begin implementing ICE cars sale bans, and the mighty V8 will be gone, sooner than we all expect. Who can forget, for instance, the latest announcement in this respect, concerning the fate of the Charger muscle car?

With that in mind, we’ve decided to sing the V8s swansong by declaring September 2022 V8 Month. So, get ready for 30 days of intensive, high-octane coverage of all that was good (and bad) in the V8 world.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.
BMW Told Me To Choose Between an X6 M and an iX M60, Here's What I Picked and Why
BMW Told Me To Choose Between an X6 M and an iX M60, Here's What I Picked and Why

30 Sep 2022, 21:17 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Sometimes life doesn’t give you lemons and you’re still put into a difficult spot. Fortunately, I managed! Here’s why I’m content with my choice

 
A 1970 Plymouth Superbird Is Yet Another Four-Wheeled Victim of Hurricane Ian
A 1970 Plymouth Superbird Is Yet Another Four-Wheeled Victim of Hurricane Ian

30 Sep 2022, 20:21 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / While it was in Florida as a category four hurricane, Ian managed to do a lot of damage, especially to vehicles. One such case was a 1970 Plymouth Superbird

 
Gen-III HEMI V8-Swapped 1967 Barracuda Salutes an American Icon Before It Sunsets
Gen-III HEMI V8-Swapped 1967 Barracuda Salutes an American Icon Before It Sunsets

30 Sep 2022, 19:50 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The price for it all? Well, the auction still has three days left to run as of writing this feature. With a current bid of $10,000 before taxes and fees

 
1946 Diamond T Street Rod Pickup Is a Mean Looking Work of Art
1946 Diamond T Street Rod Pickup Is a Mean Looking Work of Art

30 Sep 2022, 19:31 UTC · By: Bogdan Bebeselea / Hot rods and street rods are some of the coolest things to come out of our human imagination and this 1946 Diamond T street rod pickup is a great example

 
Toyota's 1UZ-FE V8 Once Humbled BMW, Mercedes, and Cadillac, They Could Do It Again
Toyota's 1UZ-FE V8 Once Humbled BMW, Mercedes, and Cadillac, They Could Do It Again

30 Sep 2022, 18:00 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / oday, let's take a look back at the engine that helped make Lexus a household name and royally tick off Cadillac, Mercedes, and BMW in the process.

 
The V8-60 Engine, Henry Ford's Baby Often Forgotten by Car Enthusiasts
The V8-60 Engine, Henry Ford's Baby Often Forgotten by Car Enthusiasts

30 Sep 2022, 13:13 UTC · By: Silvian Irimia / The V8-60 is not the greatest engineering achievement by Henry Ford, but it's still represent an important piece of the American automotive industry

 
1-of-50 1968 Plymouth Barracuda B029 Pops Up for Sale, It's a Super Stock Monster
1-of-50 1968 Plymouth Barracuda B029 Pops Up for Sale, It's a Super Stock Monster

30 Sep 2022, 11:54 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / While not entirely original, this Mopar is a cool piece of Super Stock history. And it has one many NHRA events back in the day.

 
AEA June Bug, A Pioneering V8 Bi Plane That Royally Ticked Off the Wright Brothers
AEA June Bug, A Pioneering V8 Bi Plane That Royally Ticked Off the Wright Brothers

30 Sep 2022, 03:33 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / If you've seen any of our recent items on the life and inventions of Glenn H. Curtiss. In that case, you'll know his habbit habit of building amazing machines.

 
2005 Ford Excursion Sells for $51,000, but Nobody's Suspicious Now
2005 Ford Excursion Sells for $51,000, but Nobody's Suspicious Now

29 Sep 2022, 23:44 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / There was a magical time at the beginning of the current year when people paid a lot of money for this type of SUV. Now, it surprisingly continues

 
Ultra Rare 1971 Olds 442 W30 Convertible Rocks Bruce Springsteen 8-Track
Ultra Rare 1971 Olds 442 W30 Convertible Rocks Bruce Springsteen 8-Track

29 Sep 2022, 19:10 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Starting in 1971, new federal regulations began prepping the American auto industry to embrace catalytic converters as a means of limiting their emissions

 
Smallest Displacement V8 Engines Ever Mounted in Production Cars
Smallest Displacement V8 Engines Ever Mounted in Production Cars

29 Sep 2022, 17:20 UTC · By: Silvian Irimia / We are use to hear about enormous V8 engines with big displacement. But that wasn't always the case and sometimes car manufacturer created small V8 engines.

 
1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express Saved From the Crusher Gets First Wash in Decades
1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express Saved From the Crusher Gets First Wash in Decades

29 Sep 2022, 16:44 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / A perfectly restorable truck that was junked because someone wanted to get rid of it, this hauler is a true-blue Li'l Red Express.

 
Floating McLaren P1 Calmly Exits a Garage by Itself, Hurricane Ian Spares Nobody
Floating McLaren P1 Calmly Exits a Garage by Itself, Hurricane Ian Spares Nobody

29 Sep 2022, 11:48 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / You can’t mix this special breed of supercar with water if you want to have it running properly. But Hurricane Ian had other plans for the unlucky McLaren P1

 
Incredibly Neat 1,000-HP Hellcat-Powered Fox Body Mustang Is a Beautiful Liar, Sounds Evil
Incredibly Neat 1,000-HP Hellcat-Powered Fox Body Mustang Is a Beautiful Liar, Sounds Evil

29 Sep 2022, 08:19 UTC · By: Humphrey Bwayo / This Hellcat-powered Foxbody Mustang belongs to Alex. He bought it as a partial project from a well-known tuner and added a dose of power underneath

 
This 1999 BMW 540i Wagon Flaunts E39 M5 S62 V8 Muscle
This 1999 BMW 540i Wagon Flaunts E39 M5 S62 V8 Muscle

28 Sep 2022, 22:11 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / BMW never offered an E39 M5 wagon, but someone apparently converted a 1999 model year 540i wagon into the E39 M5 wagon that never was

 
The BMW S65 Is an All Time-Great Engine, but Not Without Flaws or Controversy
The BMW S65 Is an All Time-Great Engine, but Not Without Flaws or Controversy

28 Sep 2022, 19:55 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / While it's still not as simple as lopping off cylinders with an ax, the BMW S85 and S65 are as closely related internally as a V8 and a V10 could possibly be

 
Forgotten 1967 Ford LTD Spent 40 Years in a Barn, Gets First Wash
Forgotten 1967 Ford LTD Spent 40 Years in a Barn, Gets First Wash

28 Sep 2022, 12:52 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / While most four-door sedans from this era left the factory with small-block V8 engines, this rig packs a big-block powerplant under the hood

 
Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione, a Rare Gem Among Collectors, Could Fetch Millions at Auction
Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione, a Rare Gem Among Collectors, Could Fetch Millions at Auction

28 Sep 2022, 10:08 UTC · By: Ancuta Iosub / The Evoluzione features bodywork by Pininfarina made from fiberglass and Kevlar, 650 hp of power, and a 230 mph top speed

 
Insane $60 Million Muscle Car Collection Features Original Promotional General Lee Charger
Insane $60 Million Muscle Car Collection Features Original Promotional General Lee Charger

28 Sep 2022, 08:06 UTC · By: Humphrey Bwayo / AutotopiaLA got the chance to do a walkthrough of this insane $60 million museum and kid’s foundation that features some of the most iconic muscle cars

 
Oldsmobile Diesel V8: The Engine That Swore Americans Off Diesels for the Next 40 Years
Oldsmobile Diesel V8: The Engine That Swore Americans Off Diesels for the Next 40 Years

28 Sep 2022, 03:55 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / At least the LF9 did indeed bring the 30-plus MPG fuel economy General Motors expected. Sadly, it came at the cost of the company's dignity.