In the realm of sovereign nations, none is more intricately linked with the V8 than the United States of America; nor has any jurisdiction birthed such a profusion of iterations as this one. Chrysler’s venerated Hemis, Ford’s time-honored flatheads, and Chevrolet’s grandiose big- and small-block engines are each as renowned as the Chargers, Deuce Coupes, and Corvettes they propel with fervent dynamism.
However, the dominion of the V8 was not to remain an insular realm solely for America’s custody. A multitude of other nations recognized the inherent virtues of this configuration, embarking upon the task of conceiving their own renditions, often imbuing them with a significantly more exotic essence.
The annals of history unveil a compilation of 21 of the most illustrious V8 powerhouses that did not originate from the shores of the United States.