The V8 Engine is an aftermarket engine which can be assembled and dropped into the Diamondback for a significant increase in horsepower. Building a V8 is considerably more expensive than rebuilding a 22R, however the V8 engine is more powerful than a fully upgraded 22R with EFI and a turbocharger.
The V8 engine block can be found in a shipping container West of town. Following the town's main road, head West down the hill about 100 yards. This container can be unlocked with keys obtained from off road challenges.
Aside from the block, all parts needed to assemble the engine can be found in the Auto Parts Store.
The starter motor and plug wires are interchangeable between the 22R engine and the V8. The V8 also bolts to the stock transmission, however this will likely change as early access progresses. The 22R and V8 both use the same radiator, however both require their own radiator hoses.
Jimmy Junks will not inspect or fix the Diamondback with a V8 engine. Additional upgrades to the V8, such as high compression pistons and a twin turbo kit will become available during early access.