V8

Cadillac’s first V-8.

Cadillac Launched First Production V-8 100 Years Ago

  In September 1914, Cadillac introduced the first V-8 engine in a series produced, mass-market automobile. The 314.5-cid V-8 had a 3-1/8 x 5-1/8 in. bore and stroke. It was a 90-degree L-head with non-detachable heads and two cast iron four-cylinder blocks on an aluminum crankcase. It made 70 hp at 2400 rpm and...