Ever since the first mass-produced automobile V-8 was introduced by Cadillac in 1914, the V-8 engine has been hugely popular amongst auto enthusiasts - racers, luxury cruisers, muscle cars, pick-up trucks, SUV's. Every V-8 ever produced in the US is covered in this exhaustive guide, which presents complete listings of V-8 specifications up to and including model year 2009. Each listing covers general specs for the engine, plus part numbers for basic engine components - for vehicles from the first Cadillac to the latest stock car racer, as well as displacement, horsepower, torque, carburetion, fuel injection, compression ratio, internal dimensions, and every other specification of value to collectors, mechanics, builders, and enthusiasts.
Peter C. Sessler has been writing about automobiles since 1983, when his first book was released- Illustrated High Performance Buyers Guide. Since then, he has written over 40 books, and a good portion of them have been with Motorbooks International. Included are a highly successful six book Off to the Races childrens book series and author of an eight book Red Book Series on Mustang, Firebird, Dodge, etc. In addition, Peter has been Editor-in-Chief of CSK Publishing Co.'sSaddle Brook, NJ MUSCLECARS MAGAZINE.