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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.
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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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.

 
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch: A German STOL Warplane With V8 Power, Rommel's Favorite Plane
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch: A German STOL Warplane With V8 Power, Rommel's Favorite Plane

27 Sep 2022, 21:38 UTC / On the face of it, the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch looked like the most pathetic pipsqueak of a warplane. But know both Rommel and Hermann Göring happily sat in one.

 
Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Sparks Intense Bidding, Doesn't Reach a Seven-Figure Price
Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Sparks Intense Bidding, Doesn't Reach a Seven-Figure Price

27 Sep 2022, 20:22 UTC / Collector cars are getting pricier. That’s especially true for naturally aspirated models. But why wasn’t anyone excited about this Ferrari’s price? We find out

 
1966 Jeep Gladiator Rocks Desert Camo, Chevy Surprise Under the Hood
1966 Jeep Gladiator Rocks Desert Camo, Chevy Surprise Under the Hood

27 Sep 2022, 19:10 UTC / Finished in desert camouflage from bumper to bumper, the truck may look stock apart from the paint, but it hides a modern V8 under the hood.

 
The Story of Ford’s Eight-Cylinder Masterpiece: The Infamous SOHC 427 “Cammer”
The Story of Ford’s Eight-Cylinder Masterpiece: The Infamous SOHC 427 “Cammer”

27 Sep 2022, 18:28 UTC / Nearly six decades ago, in a bid to create a 426 HEMI slayer, Ford hastily yet ingeniously put together one of the most iconic V8s of all time

 
1947 Ford Super Deluxe Packs Ford Racing Surprise Under The Hood, Oozes Restomod Swagger
1947 Ford Super Deluxe Packs Ford Racing Surprise Under The Hood, Oozes Restomod Swagger

27 Sep 2022, 17:42 UTC / The basis for which this 1947 restomod finds its basis made its debut six years prior in 1941. Why? Well, it was at that time that the US joined WWII

 
$55K for a Numbers-Matching '64 Impala With a 409 V8 and Four-Speed Manual
$55K for a Numbers-Matching '64 Impala With a 409 V8 and Four-Speed Manual

27 Sep 2022, 16:45 UTC / A great example of how to treat a classic Detroit-born automobile, this white-and-red Impala is one attractive offer, with 80K miles of road experience

 
Rare 1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar 88 Spotted in a Parking Lot, It's an Original Survivor
Rare 1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar 88 Spotted in a Parking Lot, It's an Original Survivor

27 Sep 2022, 16:15 UTC / The Jetstar 88 isn't particularly desirable, but because many of them were abandoned in junkyards, finding an all-original survivor in 2022 is very unlikely

 
Looking to Save a 1959-1960 Chevrolet Impala? This Guy is Selling Dozens of Them
Looking to Save a 1959-1960 Chevrolet Impala? This Guy is Selling Dozens of Them

27 Sep 2022, 14:00 UTC / This collection includes a whopping 327 classic cars and almost 100 of them are 1959 and 1960 Chevrolet full-size models

 
30-Year-Old Italian Yacht Gets an LSX-Swap, Will Push 1,500 HP From Twin Race Engines
30-Year-Old Italian Yacht Gets an LSX-Swap, Will Push 1,500 HP From Twin Race Engines

27 Sep 2022, 11:25 UTC / The Italian yacht, a 30-year-old Riva 43 Tropicana, comes with two diesel-powered Cummins engines, each good for 425 hp (431 ps)

 
1974 International Pickup Truck Was Deserted in a Pasture, Takes First Drive in 16 Years
1974 International Pickup Truck Was Deserted in a Pasture, Takes First Drive in 16 Years

27 Sep 2022, 09:45 UTC / Thomas Mortske got wind of a 1974 International 100 4X4 that had been abandoned in a pasture for 16 years. The truck ran fine when it was last parked

 
The Cadillac Blackwing V8 Was an Unappreciated National Treasure, Here's Why
The Cadillac Blackwing V8 Was an Unappreciated National Treasure, Here's Why

27 Sep 2022, 01:10 UTC / In the two years that it was on the market, the Blackwing V8 made the CT6 it was attached to so much more than it would have with another Corvette motor

 
Curtiss OX-5 V8: A Deep Dive Into America's First Great Airplane Engine
Curtiss OX-5 V8: A Deep Dive Into America's First Great Airplane Engine

26 Sep 2022, 22:11 UTC / In many ways, the Curtiss OX-5 V8 was the finest creation to ever leave Hammondsport, New York native Glenn H. Curtiss's factory. It certainly made him famous