16. Chevrolet 6.2-liter LT4 Supercharged V8
What’s the greatest feature of the new Corvette C7 Z06, aside from a great legacy? It’s the small-block 6.2-liter V8 engine with a big supercharger on top. It provides 650 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque, which is an astonishing number. This LT4 engine is the evolution of a long line of Chevrolet small-block engines dating back to 1955.
Instead of the advanced technology other manufacturers use, Chevrolet is still faithful to its simple-yet-effective formula. It includes a single camshaft and valve lifters. In comparison to some other high tech V8s on this list, Chevrolet’s solution may seem primitive, but there’s no denying the results. Its combination of classic analog engineering with a massive supercharger equals 650 HP, smoky burnouts, and a true V8 legend.