The Ford Mustang arrived in Europe for the first time at the end of 2015, along with the first right hand drive models ever for the UK and Ireland. Now less than three years later, Ford has revised the Ford Mustang V8 and 2.3-litre range, with significant changes to the styling, trims, engines, technology and equipment. I travelled to Nice, France, to find out what’s new for the Ford Mustang V8 in 2018. Styling The 2018 Ford Mustang has been subtly restyled for a sleeker appearance and is more aerodynamic than before. The bonnet has been lowered a fraction and there are now integrated air vents which look really cool. The Mustang’s headlights, daytime running lights, indicators and tri-bar tail lights now all feature LED technology as standard, with LED foglights also available. The lower front grille has been redesigned and at the back there is a re-modelled bumper and diffuser. The 5.0-litre V8 has standard quad-tailpipes while the 2.3-litre EcoBoost has twin … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Mustang V8 International First Drive Review
There are a number of companies out there specializing in making Defenders better. LS swaps, leather upholstery, wine chillers...the sky is the limit. But since JLR recently built the largest dedicated classics workshop on the planet, Land Rover thought it was time they had a crack at this game as well, just in time for the brand's 70th anniversary. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below V8, Twin-Turbo V6, You name it... The result is the Defender Works V8, a 400 horsepower riot on any terrain.Since there's no such thing as a 2018 Defender, Land Rover had to source 150 low mileage, well-kept 90 and 110 models from the 2012-2016 production period. Then, it was time to retrofit them with naturally-aspirated 5.0 V8s, ZF 8-speed automatics, beefier springs, shocks, anti-roll bars and brakes, 18-inch wheels, LED lights, fancy door handles and an all-leather interior featuring a digital radio. The resulting 70th Anniversary Edition got sold out almost immediately, despite costing more … [Read more...] about Land Rover’s V8 Defender Is a Punchy Joke
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 While most automakers resort to forced induction to make power these days, Ford stuck it out with natural aspiration. In order to get the power for its Shelby GT350, it implemented a flat-plane crank design in its exclusive V8, which makes 526 horsepower and a noise to die for. … [Read more...] about Ten New Cars with Absurdly High-Powered V8s
Despite the apparent onslaught of tiny turbocharged engines and electric vehicles, there's still a swath of new V8-powered cars out there that make a ton of power. Which is your favorite? The first car that comes to mind for me is the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T. The 602-horsepower twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 version of Ferrari's four-seat grand touring car is actually the lower-spec version, dwarfed by the all-wheel drive V12-powered Lusso. Still, over 600 horsepower going to the rear wheels is more than enough thrust for me. And even though the Lusso T is turbocharged, it still makes a healthy V8 growl. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Now we'd like to know: Which new high-powered V8 car is your favorite? It doesn't have to be something exotic like a Ferrari, either—it could be anything, as long as it has a V8 with a lot of power, and you can buy it new right now. Let us know in the comments below. … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New High-Powered V8 Car You Can Buy?
Di Amerika Syarikat, antara jenama yang sering bersaing dengan AMG dan BMW M adalah Cadillac. Ia adalah sebuah jenama mewah daripada GM, dan terbaru, Cadillac CT6 V-Sport 2019, iaitu model V-Performance pertama untuk sedan mewah mereka diperkenalkan. Model prestasi ini datang sekali dengan pengenalan CT6 facelift, yang menggunakan elemen rekaan daripada Escala Concept. CT6 V-Sport dikuasakan oleh enjin V8 4.2 liter twin-turbo yang dapat menghasilkan kuasa sekitar 550 hp dan 850 Nm tork. Jumlah ini adalah dalam lingkungan yang sama dengan Mercedes-AMG E63 S (4.0 V8, 604 hp, 850 Nm) dan BMW M5 (4.4 V8, 600 hp, 750 Nm). Transmisi yang digunakan adalah unit automatik 10-kelajuan Hydra-Matic 10L90. Enjin V8 yang digunakan pada model ini mempunyai konfigurasi ‘Hot V‘, yang mempunyai kelainan berbanding head serta sistem ekzos enjin V biasa. Unit turbonya diletakkan pada celah atas enjin V tersebut, dan dikatakan dapat melenyapkan kelambatan turbo serta mengurangkan saiz … [Read more...] about Cadillac CT6 V-Sport 2019 berenjin V8 4.2L twin-turbo