Affordable V8s disappearing fast

Just seven sub-$100K new V8 models remain; that will soon shrink to just five – and only one sports car

In most new car showrooms not long ago, asking for a V8 engine with your new set of wheels was a bit like asking for fries with your burger at Macca’s, but these days affordable V8s are vanishing faster than a politician’s promise.

So much so that currently in Australia there are only seven new models available with a bent eight in their snout for less than $100,000 – and that’s if you can get hold of one of the few remaining Chrysler 300 SRTs and Toyota 200 Series LandCruisers before they’re gone for good.

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