Honda’s First Production V8 Is Here, But It’s Not For Cars | News

Honda has a fair bit of history when it comes to making V8s, but only for motorsport. Now, though, the Japanese company has made its very first production V8. Just don’t expect to see it under the bonnet of a car, , because it’s made for boats.

The BF350 is an outboard motor, intended for boats from 25 feet in length and longer. Displacing 5.0 litres, it’s lazy compared to modern automotive V8s, developing 345bhp at 5,500rpm. It also only uses single overhead camshafts on each of the cylinder banks, but they do operate with Variable Valve Timing & Lift Electronic Control, better known – of course – as VTEC.