Power and V8 may go together like milk and cookies but more often than not, the two join together in a rather inefficient manner. Because of the eight cylinder’s affinity for slurping down gasoline at a rapid rate, many manufactures are adopting smaller engine/forced induction as well as hybridization technology. Even though a burly V8 oozes thumping but luxurious power, Infiniti may scrap the engine all together in a honest pursuit for better corporate fuel mileage.
Ever since the Q45 of the early 1990s, a V8 powered Infiniti has been roaming the streets but that kind of strength may be no more. According to Car and Driver Magazine, Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen was heard saying that no kind of new eight-cylinder is on the company’s drawing board. Given that big-bore blocks are rapidly being replaced with smaller but boosted powerplants, the news isn’t too surprising. If anything, a factory turbocharged VQ powered M Sedan would be a seriously solid contender that might be enough to forget the wonderful magic only produced from a roaring V8.
Source: Car and Driver
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