Ford Rumored to Do Away with V8 Engines
Ford, the American motor company that has been producing cars since 1903, is famous for its V8 engines. Recently, claims have been made that rumor the termination of the well-loved American V8s produced by Ford. This includes all gasoline powered V8s, even in the Mustang and F-150.
“If Ford were to get rid of the V8, I would be so sad,” Mr. Rolfness, the ASL teacher here at South said. “It would, however, make sense. A twin turbo V6 also has a decent amount of power.”
A V6 does not produce more overall power than a V8, but when twin turbos are added to a V6, they can produce an impressive amount of power. Typically, the more displacement an engine has, the more torque it will have; but this also means less efficiency per gallon of fuel. This is the main reason why Ford would do away with the large V8 engines; environmental agencies are starting to crack down on car companies due to the amount of pollution that they omit into the environment. This is not complemented by the many V8 owners who take out their catalytic converters for the deeper more pronounced sound, and also more torque.
“I hope it’s just a rumor,” Mrs. Miller, who is one of many concerned about the speculation, said.
Ford claims that the turbocharged V6 can produce over 600 horsepower, which is more than the current V8 GT Mustang with 435. These numbers are impressive, but are turbocharged V6s really more efficient? Turbochargers use more fuel as they force the atomized air into the cylinder to create the boost. The amount of fuel used in this process is comparable to the amount of fuel used in a naturally aspirated V8. This, however, is only the case when the engines are brought up to higher RPM’s. When working the turbocharged V6, normally, fuel economy is better than a V8.
With a smaller engine comes less noise, a turnoff to many muscle car fans. A V8 produces a low, grumbly noise, while a V6 seems lost between that and a 4 cylinder.