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Power and speed: the best V8 supercars you can buy today

Read Cars Logo By James Barrell of Read Cars | Slide 1 of 13: From free-revving four-pots and snarling V6s through to silky-smooth V12s and W16s, history has produced some sensational engines. But, arguably, no engine has gained such a reputation as that icon of internal combustion – the mighty V8.Powerful, compact and endlessly versatile, the 8 cylinder engine has found itself under the bonnet of some of the greatest cars of all time, from executive luxo-barges, American muscle cars and exotic Italian thoroughbreds. But with the increasing cost of fuel, combined with the rise of smaller, turbocharged engines and hybrid power, the V8 is a dying breed.Thankfully, for the moment at least, there are plenty of cars on the market offering that evocative V8 burble. Read on for a selection of the finest V8s you can buy today…

Power and speed: the best V8 supercars you can buy today

From free-revving four-pots and snarling V6s through to silky-smooth V12s and W16s, history has produced some sensational engines. But, arguably, no engine has gained such a reputation as that icon of internal combustion – the mighty V8.

Powerful, compact and endlessly versatile, the 8 cylinder engine has found itself under the bonnet of some of the greatest cars of all time, from executive luxo-barges, American muscle cars and exotic Italian thoroughbreds. But with the increasing cost of fuel, combined with the rise of smaller, turbocharged engines and hybrid power, the V8 is a dying breed.

Thankfully, for the moment at least, there are plenty of cars on the market offering that evocative V8 burble. Read on for a selection of the finest V8s you can buy today…

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