Porsche Carrera GT is One of Our Top 5 V10 Powered Cars
There are not that many V10 engines on high performance cars. V8s and V12s are much more common, although the V10 has been used in a few notable modern performance cars and trucks. Companies like Porsche, BMW, Ford and Lamborghini have all used a V10 engine in a higher performance vehicle.
Some of these are just incredible cars, so we have put together a list of the top 5 V10 powered sports cars.
Porsche Carrera GT – The Porsche Carrera GT is a beautiful and fast car. It is one of the few Porsches that has won over Ferrari enthusiast Jeremy Clarkson. In fact, when he reviewed the car he said it was absolutely perfect.
Audi R8 – The big R8 had a nice V10 engine in the middle. The high performance Audi gave them a horse in the supercar race.
Lamborghini Gallardo – During its production run the Gallardo may have been the companies “entry level” model, but the soundtrack and performance were just right.
Dodge/SRT Viper – The Dodge Viper was the first major modern production car to feature a V10 engine. That engine packed a punch as its driver would just hold on and try to keep the angry machine under control.
Lexus LFA – The LFA may have been a bit more like a video game supercar than many would like, but there was no question that it had great performance. I can attest that the very expensive Lexus has one of the best sounds tracks I have ever heard in a car when it is being revved.
The Lexus LFA is quite a technically advanced car. While the car’s image is hurt a bit by wearing the Lexus badge (after all many people think of Lexus cars as a Grandparent’s car). However, the Lexus LFA is a very good performing car and I can attest that when revved the engine sounds incredible.
Unfortunately, the Lexus LFA is reaching the end of its production soon. The 500th Lexus LFA will roll down the line and while the cars are quite expensive and are owned by the likes of Paris Hilton, it is more than just for show. The car may be a bit like a car out of a video game, but you can’t argue that it is a really good performing supercar. So, if you have the money and want a Lexus LFA you will probably need to buy it now.
One of my personal favorite things about the Lexus LFA is the entertainment / navigation system. Unlike other cars that have a completely computerized system the Lexus LFA actually calls a person for you. So, if you want to get directions for a place you hit the navigation option and then a real human person asks you for your destination and then downloads the information to your car.
The above video shows a tour of the Lexus factory as the final Lexus LFAs are being built. These special cars are all hand made, so each one will be a bit different. The video features interviews with many involved in the production of the Lexus LFA and it is interesting to hear the love that they have for the car.
The Lexus LFA is an interesting supercar. The car is very technically advanced, but has the baggage of being sold as a Lexus (a brand not thought of by most as a performance car brand). Because of all the technology the car is a bit like driving a video game, but is still wickedly fast. The Lexus LFA is also a car that Paris Hilton owns, so we know that it is a car for the well off.
The thing about the Lexus LFA that you just can’t capture on video is the sound of the car when revved. It is a sound that will get your attention and lets you know that this isn’t your Grandma’s Lexus. The above video features a video of a ride in a Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition. The video gives a sense of what the car is like and features the sound of the engine.