[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda Reports Sales Figures for November 2017
More.......................
Road & Track dyno tests 9th gen Accord V6 MT vs 2018 Accord 2.0T 10AT
More.......................
2018 Acura RLX Arrives in Showrooms with Striking Redesign
More.......................
American Honda Reports Sales Figures for October 2017
More.......................
Second-Generation NSX “Dream Project” by ScienceofSpeed to Debut at SEMA
More.......................
Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept
More.......................
Watch Live: Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Accord --> Re: Drove the 2.0T EXL today
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2018 Honda Clarity Plugin Reviews
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda's future HEV lineup
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: New Company aims for Full-fledged Development of Hydrogen Recharging Station Network in Japan
Join Discussion......
Sales Experiences --> Re: Hi everyone!
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: The Tesla semi truck is pure fantasy. Look at the numbers
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Hyundai/Kia and Subaru Dominate Safety Tests
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Just purchased my 20th Honda product!
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Car and Driver 10 Best
Join Discussion......
Audio & Electronics --> Re: iOS 11 breaks just about all Bluetooth Functionality, 2013-15 Accord
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Proud new owner of...
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Does Honda = Sony and Kia = Samsung
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Civic Si, $199 lease offer
Join Discussion......
TSX --> Re: 2nd Gen TSX OEM Floor Mats
Join Discussion......
Photoshops --> Re: Sports Coupe Concept
Join Discussion......
Takeo Fukui: A V-8 Is A Possibility
 Date: August 04, 2005 09:13
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Reuters
 Credibility Rating: N/A


In a Reuters report, Takeo Fukui has been quoted as saying that Honda may begin mass producing V8 engines, but also that a final decision won't be made for around 3 years. Fukui also said that Honda is considering diesel and/or hybrid V-6 options as well.

Judging by the Reuters piece, Mr. Fukui seemed to place the most emphasis on the V8 possiblity, mentioning that if development of the recently announced V10 is successful, there would be "no reason not to have something in between". And further: "If we make a V10, we might just as well make a V8. I won't deny the possibility." "We'll see how the V10 turns out, and make a decision in about three years' time." He also reasoned "by around 2010, customers driving the Ridgeline now will need a stepped up product".

Link: Reuters.com (Thanks to Colin for the link)

Given Mr. Fukui's style and all of the rumors we've been hearing of V8 and V6 diesel development work, this story isn't exactly a huge surprise. We've recently heard from industry sources that work is already underway with a Ridgeline test mule having been fitted with a V8. Supposedly the V8 that's in this Ridgeline is actually a competitor's drivetrain and at this point in the development stage Honda engineers are simply gathering data on the vehicle's dynamics with the heavier drivetrain, so that they may develop an optimal platform for the next generation Ridgeline. Industry sources have also indicated that though Mr. Fukui has stated that Honda will make a decision in 3 years, the V8 has pretty much been greenlighted already and it will first appear in the RL/Legend. Of course by saying they won't make a final decision for 3 years, Honda seems to be hedging in case they decide to suddenly take an alternate route. A Honda V8 would be expected to displace around 4.0-4.4 liters for sedan duty and perhaps more for the Ridgeline. It would also be a pretty safe bet to assume that the motor will feature Honda's VCM cylinder-cut technology and their latest VTEC wizardry.

Last edited by JeffX on August 04, 2005 09:14

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Honda V-8 will of coruse be quite fuel-efficient.
RayChuang 18
  honda V8
fsttyms1 44
  Some links, re: why body-on-frame is better for towing
ff_ 1
  v8 s2000????
civicdrivr 75
  Finally!
Konga 0
  WHY NOW???
Terencemunro 13
  Hedging their bets
bboule 17
  Does Honda + V-8 = NASCAR ?
donnydjr 20
  This pretty much confirms the V10 engine...
96civicEX 0
  Thumb's up
ff_ 57
  new MotorTrend claims it's a go for 2010ish
AccordinglyJay 1
  Honda V-8
sennis14 6
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy