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Top 10 Best Sounding V8 Engines

autoguide.com 2019-12-02 00:00:00

It’s true, the car industry is rapidly adopting hybrid and full-electric drivetrains. But the V8—that most American of engine configurations—is still alive and well.


Update (12.02.19): We’re here in the final month of the decade, updating the list with a few choice additions. While these are largely engines you can pick up at a dealership today, we’ve included a handful of recent retirees, like Audi’s fantastically free-revving 4.2-liter V8.

So while V8 engines still exist, AutoGuide.com has decided to pick its top choices for the best sounding V8 engines out there and we’d love to hear whether or not you agree with our picks. Let us know in the comments.

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10. Audi 4.2-liter FSI V8 (R8)

A few years ago, Ferrari updated its 458 Italia with the 488 GTB, adding turbocharged power to its 3.9-liter V8 engine. Now with 661 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque, the Ferrari 488 GTB is one of the best-sounding cars on the road and its got the performance to back up the stunningly good looks.