Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Ford V-8

While Henry Ford had more than a few incredible achievements, many believe that his best was the Ford V-8. Although the V-8 was not introduced to the market until 1932, it made a huge impact on the Ford market that would last for generations to come. 

A History of the Ford V-8

Before the Ford V-8, almost all of the mass-produced cars in the United States used inline-six and inline-four engines. Ford wanted a way to bring the V-8, an invention of French Engineer Léon Levavasseur, from the luxury market to the consumer market. Thus, in 1932, the Ford V-8 engine was born.

Watch the lovely Ford V-8 Promotional Film from 1932 below!

Technology and Components of the Ford V-8

The Ford V-8 utilized a number of components, including a crankshaft, a single-engine block with exhaust passage routing, cadmium silver alloy main shell bearings, a single camshaft, and high oil pressure lubrication.

A Timeline of the Ford V-8

The Ford V-8 engine came in many different types that were classified by displacement. While the 221 engine was the original, Ford eventually introduced the 136 by 1937, the 239 by 1939, and the 255/337 by 1948. 

The Ford V-8 in the News

Ford has just announced an all-new V-8 engine with a naturally-aspirated 7.3L pushrod design. It can be found in the 2019 Super Duty F-250. See the car in action below!

Celebrity Endorsements of the Ford V-8

Some celebrities who own Fords with V-8 engines include Dave Grohl, Simon Cowell, and Shaquille O’Neal.

Best Ford V-8 Groups

Share your love of the Ford V-8 with the Early Ford V8 Club of America, a massive Ford club that celebrates the earlier V-8 Fords from 1932-1953.

The Ford V-8

As we continue to see the demise of cars that burn gas excessively, we can expect that the V-8 will not be around for very much longer. With that said, nothing can take away the fact that the Ford V-8 has a rich history and has influenced motor companies around the world for generations.

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