America in the 1970s was not a country that had standards that favored the traditional V8. But that didn’t matter to some domestic automakers, who just strangled their V8s to make them work. But it made a certain generation hate the iconic engine, as Mr. Regular (yes, that Mr. Regular) explains.

For his first column on Road & Track, the anonymous voice behind Regular Car Reviews dives into why people of a certain age just can’t stand the idea of a V8 engine. And it all centers around the 1975 Chevrolet Camaro, a car that had a V8 with less horsepower than your new blender.

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