The V8 engine. Within the fashionable world of gastric-band-spec emissions laws, the favorite of petrolheads worldwide ought to be a relic. Deceased. An ex-engine. However it isn’t. As a result of, gloriously, the V8 retains evolving. Creating. Shifting with the occasions. So with 2018 marking, as you’ll all know, the 116th anniversary of essentially the most enduring sports activities automobile engine of all of them, it appeared the proper time for a bit of celebration. So Matt, Chris and Rory every selected their final all-round V8 sports activities automobile, and headed to Utah’s Wild West for a sequence of challenges.
Rory arrived in a Jaguar F-Kind SVR, whereas Chris went sensible within the form of the McLaren 570GT. Which is a sensible, spacious GT automobile in very a lot the identical approach a pair of rollerblades is a sensible, spacious GT automobile. Matt, in patriotic trend, opted for a Ford Mustang GT350 R. However not simply any Ford Mustang GT350 R. Oh no. A Ford Mustang GT350 R tuned by a person known as John Hennessey, that tune being roughly ۸۰۰bhp.
V8 weapons chosen, the trio set off on a motorsport-inspired pilgrimage throughout the States, a pilgrimage together with oval monitor racing, a go to to the Bonneville Salt Flats… and a moonshine run to the border. Being hotly pursued by Officer Kenneth Block.