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Iconic for American muscle vehicles, the V8 is similar to the V6 but with two added cylinders. Although the degree of where the cylinders are positioned may sometimes vary. Like the V6, the V8 is short in length, making it a good swap after some fabrication to fit the width. The result is a large displacement with tons of potential. With two extra cylinders, however, comes more weight. This engine is no lightweight, but it makes it up in performance once you figure out the balance. This type is known for being durable and well-balanced. A better balanced layout would be the V12.