A V8 engine is a type of eight cylinder engine. It has two banks of four inline cylinders sharing a common crankshaft, in a manner that resembles the letter "V" when viewed from either end. All eight pistons drive a single crankshaft.
The majority of V8 engines have their banks of cylinders at right angles (90°) from each other, with other angles commonly used being 72°, 60° and 45°.
Formula One teams who used V8 enginesEdit
|Arrows/Footwork||1978–1984, 1989–1991, 1994–1996|
|Brabham||1962–1975, 1979–1982, 1989–1990, 1992|
|Ligier||1979–1980, 1983, 1988–1990|
|Lotus||1962–1983, 1989, 1991–1993|
|March/Leyton House||1970–1977, 1981–1982, 1987–1990|
|Mercedes||1954–1955 (as L8)|
|Tyrrell||1970–1985, 1987–1990, 1997|