, 2022-12-03 13:00:00,
Few things can bring joy to a gearhead more than the sound of a high-revving internal combustion engine. As the rev counter needle clocks high into the red line, a chilling shiver runs through your spine. Low-end torque is useful, but there’s something undeniably magical about a production car that screams like a race car.
These are the best road cars with the most rev-happy engines ever produced. Coincidentally, some of them, like the LFA and the GT3, are our favorite sports cars of all time.
10/10 Lexus LFA (9,000 RPM)
Lexus attempted to create a halo model through the no-expense-spared LFA by building a supercar around a 4.8-liter V10 engine that whirled up to 9,000 rpm. The LFA engine could rev up so quickly that Lexus had to install a digital rev meter as an analog counter couldn’t keep up with the rate at which the motor changes revs through its six-speed gears.
Lexus co-developed this 560 hp engine with Yamaha, a company with prolonged experience making high-revving motorcycle engines. From Yamaha’s point of view, titanium connecting rods and valves enabled the design to have reduced weight.
9/10 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 (9,000 RPM)
There have been many variations of the Porsche 911 over the years, but the GT3 is arguably the sweetest spot in the range. Thanks to the 4.0-liter powerplant in the current Porsche 911 (991) GT3 that can whizz up to 9000 rpm, this…
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