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V8 engines are no longer as popular as they once were. V6 engines have been dominating the market and producing the power that drivers and car enthusiasts go crazy over. The V8 is becoming antiquated in today’s market, but there are still some impressive eight-cylinder vehicles available in 2021.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

A red Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

Mercedes-Benz is a giant in the luxury car industry. The German automaker has proven that it knows how to make drivers look and feel special for decades with lavish interiors and exhilarating performance. Mercedes-Benz offers cutting-edge engineering and technology, but the brand has still found a use for the aging V8 in its Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E63 S.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S is the only trim that offers a V8 in either wagon or sedan style. The 2021 AMG E63 S makes 603 hp. It can go 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.3. seconds thanks to its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. The 2021 AMG E63 S costs $107,500 as a sedan and $112,450 as a wagon. The AMG E63 S offers power and unrivaled luxury.

2021 Audi RS6 Avante

The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant.
The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant | Audi

Audi’s popular wagon has done it again. The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine may change your feelings toward station wagons. It makes a massive 591 hp.

It features Audi’s mild-hybrid 48-volt drivetrain. The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant also includes an eight-speed transmission and standard all-wheel drive. It can go 0-60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds, definitely not grandpa’s station wagon.

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT

A red 2021 Chevrolet Corvette.
2021 Chevrolet Corvette | Chevrolet

Chevrolet’s Corvette is one of the most popular American sports cars in existence. The American automaker has consistently delivered style and performance, making the Corvette a staple in the sports car industry. It’s also a great entry point into performance vehicles, thanks to its price range. The Corvette has always been the cool convertible sports car that was within the grasp of most Americans.

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT is no different than its predecessors, offering power at a reasonable price compared to its competitors. The 2021 Corvette Stingray 1LT uses a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine that makes 490 hp. It goes from 0-60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds with the Z51 performance package. The 2021 Corvette Stingray 1LT is also much more affordable than other eight-cylinder performance vehicles starting at $60,995.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 | Ford

Ford is known for producing some of the best American muscle cars ever made. The Mustang nameplate has been a best-seller for Ford since its debut in 1965. Ford sold over 20% of first-year sales expectations for the Mustang in just the first day, and the rest is history. Almost 60 years after the Mustang debuted, it is still in high demand thanks to decades of amazing engines.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 uses a 5.0-liter V8 engine. It makes an aggressive 480 hp, according to MotorTrend. It can go 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. The Ford Mustang Mach 1 starts at $53,400, a great price for an American muscle car with a powerful V8.

Best V8 car of 2021: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye | Dodge

The Hellcat engine was developed to become the most powerful Dodge engine. In 2015 Dodge put a Hellcat engine into its Dodge Challenger SRT, and the result was power that terrified the competition. Since 2015, Hellcat models have risen in popularity to the point that the term “Hellcat” has become synonymous with incredible speed and power.

The 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye delivers unparalleled performance, especially in its price range. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye makes 797 hp. It uses a 6.2-liter supercharged, high-output V8 pushing the limits of performance to the max. The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye starts at $72,365.

Are V8 engines still relevant in 2021?

It’s no surprise that automakers like Chevrolet, Ford, and Dodge continue to produce amazing V8 engines. V8 engines once set the standard for power and performance. As eight-cylinder engines become increasingly rarer over time, consumers have to wonder whether cars need them at all. The short answer is no. V6 engines are capable of producing enough power to satisfy the average driver. But who wants to live in a world without V8s like the Challenger Hellcat Redeye engine?


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