Just out of curiosity, do many people own V8's in the UK? Every time I see a car reviewed from a UK source the emphasis placed on fuel economy amazes me. There are a lot of car makes with models that come with a diesel engine that you don't see in Australia.
hmmm country is full of brainwashed car haters it seems in the uk at the moment, or should say in the EU as we are still in at present, governments are trying to remove all diesel and petrol car off the road, they are pushing PHEV and EV cars,, with a view by 2030-2040 to have got rid of all petrol diesel stuff, not looking good for transport as no one will agree a path,, the stupid bit they have the tech already ie fuel cells or lpg powered with a petrol particulate filter type filter on the exhaust very near zero emissions and can keep the petrol engines. add to this the stupid people trying to be clever trying to run the country down its very up in air future for the uk,
i'm sure like it always has been the very rich will afford the extra taxes on big v8 cars still being produced here most of these get exported, gallon of petrol at present £5.50-£6.00 per gallon, theres a £12 per day charge to enter london road fund tax yearly for a v8 would be over £2000 ..
and diesels they have started making them the devils work again this government made a statement a threat to anyone buying one to think hard and long about as they are going to stop them being sold here, and add more taxes to them,, add this to all the cuts they have hit everyone with, and a tax system that works for all,,, hmmm all the very rich that is, and then the brexit rubbish, the big money has already left the country waiting to see what the next level of nightmare these idiots can do,, on every angle its almost like the perfect storm i feel.. i know why so many people from the uk have moved down under .