VEE-EIGHT, MATE!

“Anybody would pick a V8 over a V6 if it used the same amount of fuel as a V6”

Ben Parsons, via Facebook

Hyundai should scrap the V6 and make the Genesis G70 a V8 hybrid (Hyundai G70 to get a V8-rivalling V6 TT Hybrid, WheelsMag.com.au).

Turbo engines, especially in a large, heavy car, are barely more economical and just add a heap of complexity, compromise long-term reliability and make it more expensive for the owner to own/maintain with little fuel savings – especially seeing as modern V8s are becoming remarkably fuel-efficient and have come a long way.

Make a V8 that sounds amazing yet uses as little fuel as a hatchback and it will sell like hotcakes. Anybody would pick a V8 over a V6 any day if it used the same or less fuel as the V6.

Not to mention that V6s sound awful and asthmatic. Guess all that matters to the beancounters is that these turbos meet emissions and performance standards – how an engine sounds and performs in the real world doesn’t seem to matter.

“Anybody would pick a V8 over a V6 if it used the same amount of fuel as a V6”