I want off this ride.
Major car manufacturers are downsizing their engines, soon commonplace v8's will be relics of the past. What will the engines of the future be?
Just wake me up from this nightmare.
V8s are relics. I love V8 engines but they have no place in the modern world. You can do as much or more with inline 4 cylinder engines with a fraction of the capacity of conventional naturally aspirated V8s.
It sucks but this is true. I'm a guitar player and computers are starting to do comparable job to the coveted tube amp tech of years past. The things that were once punchlines for us are surpassing what we held so much stock in.
It's kind of cool though, digital is generally cheaper, more predictable, incredibly versatile, and low maintenance.
Same thing with 4 bangers, they're cheaper, lighter, have less moving parts, and allows for a smaller car which gives the opportunity for lower weights and better handling.
I'm excited to see what the future brings.
V8's have been obsolete for a loooong time already bud. You're a bit late. Actually, imo, they were always obsolete, and always just a marketing gimmick. WTF does does the average car owner need 300 horsepower for, other then a penis substitute?
Also, the motors of the future will be electric. Cry some more.
Horsepower matters, not cylinder count. You don't look under the hood when you drive, and if you deserve something different you will either learn how to assemble it yourself or learn to earn to pay someone else.
Fucking cunts caring about any auto other than what they drive are silly.
That, OP, is because you're american, and american engines have long, long gdragged far beding anything the europeans or japanese did.
Effectively, you were struggling to get power, so you compensated with size, while the others were using technology to allow twice the power in half the displacement.