V8 guys, and even some Honda guys, love to laugh and joke about VTEC, but anyone in the know, well, knows that VTEC is pretty bad ass technology who’s principles are incredibly simple to understand if you just look at them right. Luckily, Richard is going to show you in the video below. But what if you could combine VTEC with say and LS engine? Or a big block? Or a Coyote? Yeah, it would be epic. In fact, epic might not be a strong enough word. We’re talking game changer. But as trick as VTEC is, the way it works is dead simple and the results are very easy to understand.
So what if we just bolted VTEC heads onto a V8? Well, the thought has crossed a few minds, but unfortunately all the good American V8 engines have bore spacing that is too big for the little Honda engines that VTEC came on. At just 3.543 inches the bore spacing is almost an inch smaller than either a traditional small-block Chevrolet or LS engine, both of which come with a 4.4o0 bore space. So we can’t just bolt a set of VTEC heads on a small block. Or could we….Hmmmmm. Okay, until we figure out how to build some Chevrolet V8 VTEC heads, lets watch the video below and think about what a difference VTEC would really make in our V8 lives.
Here is the description from Richard Holdener’s video:
WHY A VTEC V8 WOULD BE AWESOME-BEST V8 EVER! VVT IS NICE, BUT A VTEC V8 WOULD OFFER THE BEST POSSIBLE CAM COMBINATION. HERE IS WHY HAVING A DUAL-CAM, VTEC SYSTEM ON ANY AMERICAN (OR IMPORT) V8 WOULD OFFER THEBEST AVERAGE POWER PRODUCTION. MILD CAMS ADD LOW-SPEED POWER, AND WILD CAMS OFFER TOP END POWER. IF WE HAD A VTEC V8, WE COULD HAVE IT ALL!