A V8 engine is an eight cylinder cylindrical configuration mounted on the housing in two sets of four with the eight pistons driving a common crankshaft. Most banks are set at right angles to each other, some closer to the most common angle. The V8 engine in its simplest form is basically two parallel inline four engines that share a common crankshaft. However, this simple configuration with a flat or simple flat crankshaft has the same problem with dynamic imbalance as two straight under current vibrations large displacement motor. The V8 engine has used a more complex plane crankshaft with heavy weights to eliminate vibrations. This results in an engine that is softer than a V8 while it is significantly cheaper than a V8’s most competitions continue to use single-plane crankshaft that allows for faster acceleration and more efficient exhaust system designs.
V8 engine configuration became popular in below and is used in a number of airplane engines and others. Some of these engines found their way into cars in small quantities. To build a special car to beat speed records, he came up with two engines of built-in racing cars on a common crankcase and camshaft. The result was a monstrous engine with a displacement in good for 200-hp.