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December 2, 2008

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:09 am

December 2, 1902

V-8 engine is patented

The first working V-8 engine was patented in France by French engine designer Leon-Marie-Joseph-Clement Levavasseur. The engine block was the first to arrange eight pistons in the V-formation that allowed a crankshaft with only four throws to be turned by eight pistons. Today, V-8 engines are extremely common in automobiles that need powerful motors.

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