variants or V8
: an internal combustion engine having two banks of four cylinders each with the banks at an angle to each other
also : an automobile having such an engine compare v-6

Examples of V-8 in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exact layout of the motors is unknown right now, but one is expected to be situated between the vehicle’s V-8 and its eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 20 May 2024 It’s again powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 that can produce up to 1,600 hp when running on E85. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2024 Formula 1 drivers aren’t the only ones who love the sounds of a screaming V-8 engine. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 22 Apr. 2024 The only motor is a mild hybrid twin turbo 4.0L liter V-8 gas engine with 550 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque, bolted to a 9 speed TRONIC automatic transmission. Tony Leopardo, The Mercury News, 21 Apr. 2024 In an article a week ago, Car and Driver wrote that the ZR1 is expected to have a 5.5-liter V-8 engine tuned to 800 horsepower. Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2024 This Blazer came with the most potent powertrain that was available at the time a 350 ci small-block V-8. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 6 Apr. 2024 The sport utility vehicle features a 4.4-liter, 577 horsepower, twin-turbo DOHC, 32-valve V-8. James Raia, The Mercury News, 31 Mar. 2024 Equally as outrageous is the street-legal speed machine’s supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 which pumps more than 800 horses. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of V-8 was in 1930

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“V-8.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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