Is the GM V8 dead? Not so fast.

J.A.
By J.A. Ackley
Jan 24, 2023 | V8, GM, ice, engine, General Motors, V8 Engine

Photograph Courtesy Chevrolet

In 2021, GM said it planned to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035. However, on Friday, the company announced that it’s going to invest in preparing four manufacturing facilities to build the next-gen GM V8to the tune of $854 million.

They also went on to say, “Product details, timing, performance and features related to GM’s next gen V-8 engine are not being released at this time.”

 

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Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/23 1:09 p.m.

They will still be sticking big engines in big trucks after the car fleet goes entirely electric. Battery tech has a ways to go before it can haul big weights, big distances without special infrastructure. The v8 may well outlive the v6 and the 4-cylinder. 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
1/23/23 1:25 p.m.

I guess we're getting closer every year......

"Last of the V8's"

 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/23 1:51 p.m.
Toyman! said:

They will still be sticking big engines in big trucks after the car fleet goes entirely electric. Battery tech has a ways to go before it can haul big weights, big distances without special infrastructure. The v8 may well outlive the v6 and the 4-cylinder. 

And the last high volume application will likely be in something like a truck.

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/23 2:42 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

That's my guess. 

 

 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/23 2:54 p.m.
Toyman! said:

They will still be sticking big engines in big trucks after the car fleet goes entirely electric. Battery tech has a ways to go before it can haul big weights, big distances without special infrastructure. The v8 may well outlive the v6 and the 4-cylinder. 

Semis will be using combustion engines for a while longer but not necessarily a V8, a hybrid setup with a turbine engine could make a lot of sense for a semi too...

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
1/23/23 3:13 p.m.
GameboyRMH said:
Toyman! said:

They will still be sticking big engines in big trucks after the car fleet goes entirely electric. Battery tech has a ways to go before it can haul big weights, big distances without special infrastructure. The v8 may well outlive the v6 and the 4-cylinder. 

Semis will be using combustion engines for a while longer but not necessarily a V8, a hybrid setup with a turbine engine could make a lot of sense for a semi too...

MD and HD vehicles will also use ICE's for quite a while.   And quite a bit of gas since the rules are very tightening up for both segments (which are different than semis).

fidelity101
fidelity101 UberDork
1/23/23 3:14 p.m.

the irony is that the photo is not of a v8

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
1/23/23 3:29 p.m.
fidelity101 said:

the irony is that the photo is not of a v8

Good eye. We replaced it with a different photo that fits better. Thanks!

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon Dork
1/23/23 3:36 p.m.

There's also the potential for possibly hydrogen fueled v8s in the future. I know Toyota and Yamaha have a hydrogen v8.

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon Dork
1/23/23 3:41 p.m.

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