The 10 Best V8-Powered New Cars

Need a V8 in your life? You can't go wrong with the cars on this list.


The age of turbocharging is upon us—but that doesn't mean you can't still buy a good V8-powered car. In fact, there are a bunch of great V8s on sale today. Here are some of the best, according to you.

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Ferrari 488 Pista

The Pista is a hardcore track-ready version of the already fantastic 488 GTB, powered by a 711-horsepower variant of the company's 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8. It also looks awesome.

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Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe

Though Mercedes uses its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in a lot of its new cars, the AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe is worth singling out because it makes the most power. With 630 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque, it's even more powerful than the company's top-tier AMG GT R supercar.

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Luckily for V8 fans everywhere, the Shelby GT350 Mustang is still available from dealerships. With 526 horsepower from its flat-plane crank 5.2-liter Voodoo V8, it's the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 car you can purchase new today.

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The new M5's engine may be an evolution of the company's previous twin-turbo M V8, but that doesn't make it any less exciting. We've driven it multiple times already, and we can promise you it is certainly not slow. In fact, thanks to the car's new AWD system, it can get to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Absurd.

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Camaro ZL1 1LE

The Camaro ZL1 1LE is the greatest track car GM has ever made, thanks in part to the car's wonderful 650-horsepower supercharged V8, also found in the Corvette Z06. It also has working aerodynamics and a trick Multimatic suspension.

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McLaren Senna

The Senna sources its power from the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo motor found in the 720S, here making 789 horsepower versus just 710. That extra power combined with less weight an a bunch of aero makes for a massively impressive track machine.

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Dodge SRT Challenger Demon

The Challenger and Charger Hellcat both use a fantastic 707-horsepower supercharged V8, but the Demon is really where it's at. It uses a more powerful version, capable of 840 horsepower on race gas. It even comes with drag radials and a trans brake from the factory.

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Lexus LC500

Who would've thought that Lexus, of all manufacturers, would be the carmaker to keep naturally aspirated V8s around? The company uses its 5.0-liter unit in the RC F, GS F, and this car, the beautiful LC500.

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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful Corvette in history. Though it doesn't use a DOHC setup like the original ZR1, the new dry-sump LT5 pushes out 755 horsepower and 715 lb.-ft. of torque thanks to a gigantic supercharger that pokes out of the hood.

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Jaguar F-Type SVR

If a killer exhaust note is what you're searching for, it's hard to argue against the Jaguar F-Type SVR. In addition to the 5.0-liter supercharged V8's ferocious growl, the car's exhaust makes tons of pops and bangs on overrun.

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