The engine number suffix became V/585 (5 = 5 litre, 85 = 1985) and although no more powerful than the previous Oscar India V8 (305bhp), it was both cleaner and more fuel efficient. The fuel injection arguably makes Weber e.f.i. V8 the easiest of the V8’s to live with too. Almost all were built with the familiar 3 speed Chrysler Torqueflite automatic gearbox
Weber e.f.i. V8’s were all fitted with the attractive cross spoke BBS wheels with 8 inch rims. The swan song of the AM V8 achieved production of only 59 examples during a production run of a little over 3 and a half years. They are considered as rare and desired keenly by enthusiasts especially with the extremely rare 5 speed ZF manual transmission, available as a cost option.
For some time, these cars were known as the series 5 V8 by the AMOC, but this designation has now fallen out of common use.