Coolest German V8s of All Time


The coolest German V8s were always there in the market both in the past and in the present. German carmakers always produce some of the best cars with great engine configs, from inline-5s to W6s, V10s, and even V12s. But, the coolest of them is undeniably the V8, which has come a long way since Léon Levavasseur created the Antoinette in 1904. So, here are the coolest German V8s of all time. (This list is sourced from

10. Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

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The mastery of the Porsche Carrera GT combined with marvelously engineering into a boy of an SUV. We get the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT. The 631-hp monster Porsche has created comes with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT could be less powerful than its Turbo S E-Hybrid counterpart but is faster. It can go from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 186 mph.

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9. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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When the Mercedes-Benz W204 C63 AMG was introduced, it astonished everyone. It was equipped with a 6.2L naturally aspirated V8, which was the first internal AMG engine. The engine’s initial output was 450hp and 440lb-ft of torque, but this was later increased to 480hp. Both the Black Series and the Edition 507 produced more than 500 horsepower while maintaining the engine’s natural aspiration. The C63 AMG had the option to completely disable the traction control and ESP, turning the car into a complete nutcase around a track, unlike powerful Mercedes-Benz models before it.

8. Audi RS5

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The RS5’s 4.2L naturally aspirated V8 is a piece of art, that produces 444 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque and wonderful noise. The RS5 is one of those excellent cars without turbochargers, rev-limiters, and particulate filters of the 2010s. But unfortunately, for some markets, Audi offers a supercharged V6 instead of the V8, which produces less power and dull sound.

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7. BMW M3

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The V8-equipped E92 BMW M3 was the second M3 to sport a V8 but was the first being available for the general public. The 4.0L naturally aspirated V8, produced 414 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque; was “one of the most complete cars ever”.

6. RUF RGT-8

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The RUF RGT-8 is a Porsche 911, before being reassembled with interesting bits. Equipped with a 4.5L V8, producing 445 hp in 2005. And the updated 2012 version offered 542 hp. The RUF’s V8 had a flat-plane crankshaft making sound like a bit of Ferrari in higher revs. The price of the RUF RGT-8 is around $230,000, excluding the price of the 911 donor car.

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5. Audi RS6 Avant

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The RS Design package offers new unique floor mats, black seatbelts, and more material options. The carbon and black optic package offer new 22-inch wheels with titanium as optional with a dynamic ride control system. Bearing a 591-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, no doubt it reaches the 60 mph benchmark in just 3.1 seconds! Truly a Racing gene, Coming with standard Quattro all-wheel-drive through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

4. BMW 507 Roadster

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The BMW 507 was produced between 1956 and 1960, equipped with a 3.2L V8, producing 150 hp. It was coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission, making it hit from 0-60 mph in 11 seconds with a top speed of 122 mph. However, high production costs led to selling it for more than the initial price, which made it limited to 252 units.

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3. Porsche 928

Coolest German V8s
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This classic has a 5.0L naturally aspirated DOHC V8 engine that is can generate a maximum of 288 horsepower. The vehicle has a five-speed manual transmission and a rear-wheel drive as standard. This vehicle can achieve a top speed of 155 mph and and takes 6.6 seconds to accelerate from 0-60mph. It costs around $50,000 to buy one.

2. BMW M5 CS

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BMW M5 CS is the most powerful & quickest BMW production car to date. CS is more beautiful than the M5 Competition and also 230 lbs. lighter than that. This amazing BMW is going to be on sale for a year only after that BMW will discontinue it. With a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine it makes a huge 627 horsepower. It can go from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph.

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1. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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Via: Motor1

This Mercedes has a 6.2 L M159 DOHC V8 engine and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which generates a power output of 563hp. It can accelerate from 0-06mph in just 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 196mph. This finest car from Mercedes costs around $183,000.

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