A V8 is basically the perfect engine... unless you want truly great fuel economy. But who cares about that? They're great at making power. That's what we care about. Here are some of the best, according to you.
Dodge gave the Challenger and Charger Hellcats a refresh for 2019, as well as an upgraded trim called the Redeye. Using SRT Demon internals, it makes an incredible 797 horsepower from that supercharged V8.
The GT R is the most track-ready car Mercedes sells, housing a 577-horsepower version of Mercedes's widely-used 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. It might sounds as good as the company's 6.2-liter naturally aspirated unit, but it makes up for it in torque.
The Project 8 makes an astounding 600 horsepower from its supercharged 5.0-liter V8—enough to propel it to the top of the leaderboards for four-door Nurburgring lap times.
Though it may "only" make 471 horsepower, you have to respect Lexus's decision to keep the LC500's engine naturally aspirated. It makes for a linear, fantastic-sounding powerplant we can't get enough of.
The GTC4Lusso comes in V12 or twin-turbo V8 trim, but if you want to have rear-wheel drive only, you'll have to get the V8—not that it's a downside anyway. You get 563 horsepower and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, along with more turbo pops and bangs than you can handle.
The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 used in pretty all of AMG's top-tier cars makes the most power in the new GT 4-Door Coupe. In the GT 63 S, it puts out 630 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque, which helps it send the car from 0-60 in just 3.1 seconds.
While most automakers resort to forced induction to make power these days, Ford stuck it out with natural aspiration. In order to get the power for its Shelby GT350, it implemented a flat-plane crank design in its exclusive V8, which makes 526 horsepower and a noise to die for.
The new M5 uses a reworked version of the M-developed V8 first seen in the 2009 BMW X5 and X6 M SUVs. It's a 4.4-liter twin-turbo unit making 617 horsepower in Competition spec. And unlike in the previous M5, it's sending that thrust to all four wheels rather than just the rear axle.
It's a Corvette with four doors and a Cadillac badge. And 10 fewer hp, which gives the CTS-V a still-respectable 640 hp. Nail the throttle and watch the scenery melt into a blur while the supercharger whines and the V8 thunders. Definitely not an experience to pass up on.
Ridiculously fast and relatively affordable ($119,995), the ZR1 is probably one of the best bang-for-your-buck deals of the century. GM's LT5 supercharged V8 pumps out 755 hp. It's loud, it's brash. Get it in yellow.
This is McLaren's premier offering in the Super Series. It's a lightweight, carbon-fiber supercar that has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. But don't let the relatively small size of the engine fool you: our 2018 Performance Car of the Year.without breaking a sweat. It's also
If you don't know the Demon's horsepower figure by heart, you've been living under a rock. A laughter-inducing 840 hp is the result of the , so you can run away from just about anything. We can't say you'll do it quietly, though.
The Regera has 1500 hp total, with the V8 on its own. It's famous for having no gearbox, and Koenigsegg has said that it will only build 80 examples.