In light of the ever-tightening emissions noose around the internal combustion engine, how much life does the much-loved V8 engine have left? Plenty, according to director of Special Vehicle Operations at Jaguar Land Rover, Jamal Hameedi, as CarAdvice reports.

“(It still has) tonnes of life. It’s not going to get killed by emissions regulations. Other companies may kill it, but there’s a long future for the V8,” Hameedi said of the British firm’s approach to the engine configuration. The company’s supercharged V8 produces 575 PS and 700 Nm of torque in its strongest form with the F-Type SVR, and in various states of tune in the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic and Range Rover Sport SVR.

“I think the idea, the days of high-revving naturally aspirated V8s are numbered, but certainly I think there’s a lot between turbo technology and hybridisation, there’s a lot of life left in V8s,” the SVO director said, adding that while exhaust-driven turbochargers offer even better efficiency than the superchargers JLR currently favours for its V6 and V8 mills, the company goes for the latter for throttle response and exhaust sound.

In addition to the aforementioned turbocharging and hybridisation measures to maximise the V8’s lifespan, Jaguar Land Rover has already incorporated the use of its four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines to help improve fuel economy and emissions across its model range.

GALLERY: 2018 Jaguar F-Type SVR