The V8 engine configuration is truly remarkable. Not only it is available in various displacements, gasoline, diesel and hybrid configurations it is preferred the power of every gearhead on the world. The V8 engines can be found in almost every type of the car, truck or SUV and despite modern concerns about fuel efficiency and ecology, the V8 is still the way to go.
Since the V8 is so versatile engine, it has found a way in even in the supercar class, car segment which is, traditionally, reserved for V12 machines. However, V8 proved to be a perfect match and even a better choice than complicated V12 machines. Here are the 20 best V8-powered supercars ever made.
1. Saleen S7
In the early 2000s, Steve Saleen decided to branch out and enter the supercar market with the S7 model, a very fast, good looking and powerful exotic model which featured the latest technology and proven V8 power. Saleen invested a lot of time and money into constructing the S7 and even used companies which produced parts for Formula One cars to help him in the development of this car.
The result was a 550 HP Saleen S7 introduced in 2000 and immediately drawing attention from the supercar crowd. The S7`s superb performance, looks, and technology were up to par with the best European supercars at the time. In 2005, the even more powerful Twin Turbo version was released with 750 HP and a top speed of almost 250 mph. The car proved to be relatively successful, even on the race tracks, and Saleen produced a racing version too.