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21 great V8s not from the States

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Chilton of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 22: No country is more closely associated with the V8 than the USA, or has built so many versions of it. Chrysler’s Hemis, Ford’s flatheads, and Chevy’s big- and small-block motors are every bit as famous as the Chargers, Deuce Coupes and Corvettes they propelled. But America didn’t have a total monopoly on the V8. Plenty of other nations saw merit in the layout and designed their own, often offering far more exotic interpretations. Here are 21 of the greatest V8s not to come from the USA.

Because not every V8 is American…

No country is more closely associated with the V8 than the USA, or has built so many versions of it. Chrysler’s Hemis, Ford’s flatheads, and Chevy’s big- and small-block motors are every bit as famous as the Chargers, Deuce Coupes and Corvettes they propelled.

But America didn’t have a total monopoly on the V8. Plenty of other nations saw merit in the layout and designed their own, often offering far more exotic interpretations.

Here are 21 of the greatest V8s not to come from the USA.

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