Jaguar May Eventually Dump V8 Engines Entirely
Wow! Here’s a guy, and a company that gets it. V8 engines may have been the standard for performance in the 20th century, but the 21st century will be about hybrid and electric supercars. Jaguar has already utilized small turbines in its C-X75 Concept car , and was planning to use a high-output four-cylinder turbo engine before cancelling the project entirely. de Ploey estimates that such a drastic move is still at least a decade or more away, and he could also be mistaken. Innovations like Aston Martin’s hydrogen-powered Rapide S or plug-in hybrid drivetrains could still keep the V8 engine alive for a long time yet.