Calling all the vehicle enthusiasts for their attention as Mercedes and Aston Martin make final decisions regarding the fate of the V8s. Recently, speculations of Mercedes pulling V8s models for the year 2022 sent enthusiasts into a frenzy.
While there is no proper indication or official statement by the car company, many believe that the decision was influenced by the rapid decline and the devastating changes in the climate. Another reason behind the alleged suspension is said to be supply-chain-related, although the speculation has met no confirmation yet.
What Is A V8?
The term “V8” pertains to the engine of a vehicle. Some cars run on V6 models engines, but the V8s are packed with immense power and speed. The number in “V8” refers to the number of cylinders present in the engine, and the V in the ‘V-8’ is the denotation of the way that the cylinders are placed i.e., in a V-shape manner.
Now that you have a basic understanding of the V8 engines, it makes more sense to know why Aston Martin continues to provide its customers with this model. The company uses 4.0-liter AMG-Built twin-turbo V8 in almost all of its recent productions. While on the other hand, Mercedes struggles with the V8 engines and hopes to provide them to their customers, chances of which now seem to be little to none.
With the odd against Mercedes, Aston Martin is the V8 fan’s knight in shining armor as the company reassures their customer base that they do not intend on dropping the V8s. The CEO of the company, Tobias Moers, who had previously served as the head of AMG, states that soon they’ll be expanding their outreach and will be getting their hands on the Mercedes-sourced hybridized V8 power plants.
A Real Crowd Pleaser
Spectators and fans quickly dropped their feedback on the announcement showcasing a positive response. One fan was delighted to see that the Aston Martin Company is quick to notice the needs of their customer base. Some fans did not hold back their disapproval, stating that this move on Mercedes’ end might not bode well for them in the end.