Are you looking for sheer power and you don’t care what it costs? If so, you probably are interested in the most powerful 8 cylinder cars. These V-8 engines are going to really give you more performance, although it is going to come at the expense of your fuel economy. Of course, that isn’t sexy to talk about, so why bother? Instead, just look at this list of the top 5 most powerful 8 cylinder cars.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Chevy went back to its roots with the display of this Corvette Stingray. The vehicle does look much more expensive than what it costs, and while the MSRP starts at $54,000, it is far less expensive than what you might pay for the majority of other vehicles on this list (in fact, you’ll probably pay three or four times this amount for most other vehicles on this list). In the V-8 engine, you are going to receive a 455 horsepower engine that gives you 460 pound feet of torque.
Koenigsegg Agera R
Have you never heard of this vehicle before? Well, when the price tag comes at $1.5 million, there is good reason. Although it is going to blow most other vehicles out of the way with the performance this vehicle is going to offer you. It is constructed in Sweden and has an 1140 horsepower engine. This is more than double what the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has (of course, it is also $1.45 million more as well). The vehicle also has 855 pound feet of torque. The car can go from 0 to 60 in less than 2.5 seconds and it has a top speed of 273 miles per hour, although that is recommended (you hit a soda can going that speed and the entire vehicle is probably going to come apart around you).
Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition
This Mercedes sure is slick looking and it is the final year of production for this vehicle. The engine comes in with a nice 583 horsepower option and 479 pound feet of torque. Now, the price tag does start just over $221,000, although after looking at the $1.5 million vehicle, this seems like a steel. It does give you all of the handling and performance of what you expect in a Mercedes though, just to the extreme. After all, speed is in the bloodline of Mercedes, so naturally it should excel in such a vehicle.
Ferrari 458 Italia
Most other Ferrari vehicles are going to come with a larger engine, but if you want something that is a bit smaller, this might be the vehicle for you. It has a 562 horsepower engine that also comes with 400 pound feet of torque. However, should you decide to upgrade from the base model to the Speciale, it increases the horsepower to 597, so that is with a consideration, if you are on the market for a V-8 Ferrari.
Porsche 918 Spyder
The front of this vehicle looks like a regular Porsche, while the rear of the vehicle looks like something out of the future. Either way, it is actually the first V-8 powered mid-engine hybrid sports vehicle from Porsche. The vehicle itself comes with a 608 horsepower engine that pairs with an electric motor in order to actually increase the horsepower of the vehicle. With both the electric motor and fuel-injection elements, the horsepower increases to 887 while the pound feet of torque sits at 944. The vehicle is also all-wheel drive, so you are going to receive much more traction and control over this vehicle than what you might find with the other rear wheel drive offerings. This option is much more expensive than all of the other vehicles (outside of the Agera R), as the price tag starts at around $845,000.
While there are other V-8 engines out there that can compete with many of the vehicles on this list, including the all new Dodge Challenger Hellcat, these different vehicles are on the list for many reasons, ranging from the price tag of the vehicle (both high and low) to the manufacturer of the car.