Crazy performance from an expertly tuned beast leaves you in a state of constant awe and deep admiration. Yeah, the very best of the crop in the V8 engine class embodies the description mentioned here. As we continuously break engineering boundaries with engine design and production, we are expecting even more crazily crafted and insane high-performance V8’s. But, let’s take a brief look at some of the best V8 engines in the automobile market at the moment, in no particular order.
(1) 6.2 Liter Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Supercharged V8
This happens to be my favorite piece just because it is used in the Dodge Challenger. Oh, now you know, the Dodge Challenger is one of his true loves. Churning out a dubious 797 hp of unnatural booze, the 6.2-liter Hellcat Hemi Redeye high-performance V8 with a 2.4 Liter supercharger delivers 707 lb-ft torque at 4500 rpm.
The Dodge Challenger Churns out a dubious 797 hp
It comes with a 2.4 Liter supercharger that delivers 707 lb-ft torque
The 6.2 Liter HEMI SRT HELLCAT Supercharged V8 high-performance engine fits perfectly in the 2019 Dodge challenger making it a demon of a ride.
The 6.2 Liter HEMI SRT HELLCAT Supercharged V8 high-performance engine
- Horsepower: 707 HP at 6300 rpm
- Standard Engine: 6.2 Liter supercharger
- Torque: 649 lb-ft at 4500 rpm
- Bore X Stroke: 103.9 x 90.0 mm
- Compression Ratio: 9:5:1
(2) 5.0 Liter Jesko Koenigsegg Twin-Turbo V8
Koenigsegg Automotive founded by Christian von Koenigsegg, redesigned their 5.0-liter Twin-turbo V8 which was introduced to the world in its latest Koenigsegg, the Jesko Koenigsegg at the 2019 Geneva Motor show. This redesigned engine was built with a chamber bore size of 92 mm and a stroke distance of 95.25 mm with a compression ratio of 8:6:1.
The 5.0 liter Twin-turbo V8 with 92mm bore and 92.25 mm stroke
Each cylinder is built with 4 valves, two intake valves for fuel-air mix supply to the chamber, and two exhaust valves. It comes with a dry-sump lubricant, over-head cams, and a flat-plane crankshaft which weighs about 12.5 kg making it the lightest crankshaft yet to be used in a production car.
The engine is accompanied by a Light Speed Transmission LST built with a multi-clutch, 9-speed system that permits swift and seamless downwards and upwards gear change. The engine generates an astonishing 1280 hp at 8500 rpm using standard petrol and 1600 hp using Biofuel, producing maximum torque of 1106 lb-ft at 5100 rpm.
The engine is accompanied by a Light Speed Transmission LST built with multi-clutch
The 5.0 Liter Engine generates about 1280 hp at 8500 rpm
- Horsepower: 1280 hp at 8500 rpm
- Standard Engine: 5.0-liter Twin-turbo V8
- Torque: 1106 lb-ft at 5100 rpm
- Bore X Stroke: 92 x 95.25 mm
- Compression Ratio: 8:6:1
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(3) 3.9-liter Ferrari F8 Tributo Twin-turbo V8
This is another favorite that delivers some really solid numbers. It currently holds the title of the most powerful V8 offered by 2019 World Strongest Brand Ferrari. This engine is a befitting beast to be associated with the F8 Tributo which Ferrari refers to as “A Celebration of Excellence”.
On an open stretch, the F8 Tributo V8 reaches 62 mph starting from rest in just 2.9 seconds (can also accelerate from 0-124 mph or 0-200 km/h in only 7.8 seconds), and can reach a top speed of 211 mph or 340 km/h.
What could you expect from the world's strongest brand?
The F8 Tributo's 3.9 Liter Twin-turbo V8 engine delivers an enviable 720 Cheval Vapeur
The performance of Ferrari F8 Tributo is justified by the beastly power output of the 3.9 Liter Twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers an enviable 720 Cheval Vapeur or 710 horsepower at 7000 rpm (at 182 hp/Liter). It offers maximum torque of 568 lb-ft.
The F8 Tributo's engine delivers 182 hp per Liter
- Horsepower: 710 hp at 7000 rpm
- Standard Engine: 3.9 liter Twin-turbo V8
- Torque: 568 lb-ft at 3250 rpm
- Overall Displacement: 3902 cc
- Compression Ratio: 9:6:1
(4) 4.0 Liter McLaren Senna Twin-turbo V8
The current flagship model of the McLaren Brand, the McLaren, Senna houses one of the most powerful and best V8 engines around. This super ride comes with a 4.0-liter bi-Turbo V8 engine that is a real power beast, generating as much as 789 hp at 7250 rpm and torque of 590 lb-ft at 5500 rpm. This just crazily impressive.
Its solid engine powers the Senna from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds
The McLaren Senna is built with a 4.0 Liter Twin-turbo V8
This one will be way up there for some time and will require something that incredibly good to make us forget her. This one powers the Senna from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 200 mph, which is just too exciting, as well as Super Scary and Crazy all in an inviting mix.
- Horsepower: - 789 hp at 7250 rpm
- Standard Engine: - 4.0 Liter Twin-turbo V8
- Torque: - 590 lb-ft at 5500 rpm
(5) 5.0 Liter Koenigsegg Agera RS Turbocharged V8
This is another powerful offering from the staple of the Koenigsegg Automotive. Just like the Jesko Koenigsegg, the Agera RS V8 delivers over 1000 hp of constant power. Specifically, the 5.0-liter Turbocharged V8 engine delivers 1160 hp revving this out at 7800 rpm, with a torque of 994 lb-ft at 4100 rpm.
The Agera Rs accelerates to a top speed of 277 mph
As you would expect from such engine figures, the performance is just as impressive. Accelerating to a top speed of 277 mph is an unquestionable testament to the crazy booze from this engine that can also accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds.
5.0 Liter Turbocharged V8 powers out 1160 hp at 7800 rpm
- Horsepower: 1160 hp at 7800 rpm
- Standard Engine: 5.0 Liter Turbocharged V8
- Torque: 590 lb-ft at 5500 rpm
- Bore: 92 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
- Compression Ratio: 9:3:1
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(6) 6.2 Liter Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Supercharged V8
According to Chevrolet, this is currently the most powerful engine in its collection, the 6.2-Liter small block supercharged V8. This one can reach a maximum speed of 212 mph and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.85 seconds.
The Corvette ZR1 comes with a 6.2 Liter small block supercharged V8
The 6.2 Liter supercharged V8 delivers 755 hp and maximum Torque of 715 lb-ft
- Horsepower: 755 hp at 6300 rpm
- Standard Engine: 6.2 Liter Supercharged V8
- Torque: 715 lb-ft at 4400 rpm
(7) 6.2 Liter Jeep Cherokee TrackHawk SRT Hemi V8
How will I do this review without an SUV on the list? Well, that will be practically near impossible. So now the SUV on the list is a worthy mention, with a solid V8 engine. This one is a power bull delivering a solid 707 hp and torque of 645 lb-ft.
6.2 liter supercharges Hemi V8 engine
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It utilizes a 6.2 liter supercharges Hemi V8 engine that helps this pretty beast clear the 0-60 mph in just about 3.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 180 mph which is top draw numbers for a bulky SUV.
This one is a power bull delivering a solid 707 hp
The TrackHawk clears the 0-60 mph in just about 3.5 seconds
- Horsepower: - 707 hp at 6000 rpm
- Standard Engine: - 6.2 Liter Supercharged V8
- Torque: - 645 lb-ft at 4800 rpm
The aforementioned list is specifically for cars with out-of-the-factory specs. However, to round up the list of best V8 cars will be a number of cars that have had their features tweaked for higher performance. Top of the pile is the Hennessey Escalade and the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe modified by Brabus.
(8) 6.2 Liter Hennessey HPE800 Escalade Supercharged V8
This by far one of the hottest modified V8 cars around. It comes fresh with a modified V8 with an additional 2.9-liter supercharger that powers up the already existing 420 hp 6.2 Liter V8 engine to about 805 hp at 5500 rpm propelling this machine from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. You can be sure of some solid torque offering, to a figure of 812 lb-ft at 4000 rpm.
The HPE800 Hennessey Escalade comes with an extra 2.9-liter supercharger
The 6.2 Liter V8 engine delivers about 805 hp at 5500 rpm
- Horsepower: - 805 hp at 5500 rpm
- Standard Engine: - 6.2 Liter V8
- Torque: - 812 lb-ft at 4000 rpm
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(9) Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S coupe modified by Brabus
Finally, we have the Brabus modified Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe which originally comes out of the factory with a 5.5-liter V8 engine that delivers over 550 hp and 516 lb-ft torque.
The Brabus modified version delivers a solid 850 hp at 5400 rpm and a maximum torque of 1060 lb-ft at 2500 rpm, reaching a top speed of 200 mph while clearing the 0-60 mph lap in just 3.8 seconds which is just impressive. The high torque available makes this version a real beast on the ground and on tough terrain.
The Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Brabus reaches a top speed of 200 mph
It is capable of reaching a top speed of 200 mph
That’s the much we can take on the best V8 engines in the automobile market around. We sure you had some really fun time with us as we went through this exceptionally cool cars. Feel free to read other articles on supercars and celebrity automobile here on Naijauto.com