If there is one thing that the world most closely identifies with American cars is the rumble of the V8 engines that powered many of them. At one time, nearly every American car had a V8 power option with some models offering multiple 8 cylinder choices. Even today, European endurance racing commentators remark on the low-revving thunder of competition Corvettes. Auto enthusiasts in England were not immune to the charms of V8 engines, either but they did have the venerable Ford flathead V8 in regular production.
|Allard J2X - Courtesy Allard Owners Club|
|Allard Palm Beach-Courtesy Allard Owners Club|
|Jensen CV8- Courtesy Jensen Owners Club|
|Jensen Interceptor-Courtesy Jensen Owners Club|
|AC (Shelby) Cobras-Courtesy AC Owners Club|
|Tiger Owners Manual Cover|
|TVR Tuscan- Courtesy TVR Car Club|
You'll notice that I did not include cars powered by the aluminum block Buick V8 as the manufacturing rights were purchased by Rover and as such became a UK-built Rover engine. I know this is not a complete list of American V8 powered British cars, but it covers some of the more well known ones. You can make your voice heard in the comments section where you can add your own to the list.