With the increase in competition amongst the companies, the innovations to push the limits further.
We love low-end torque, but there’s something undeniably fantastic about a production car that screams like a race car.
These are some of the rev-happiest production cars ever built. Coincidentally, these are also some of our favourite cars ever built that we ought to include in the list:
- Honda Civic Type R (8600-rpm) – Honda was once termed as the kings of the high-revving four-cylinder. The previous generation Civic Type R remains the rev-happiest Civic, with an 8600-rpm redline in JDM trim.
- Now that it has joined the modern era and embraced turbocharging in a big way with further improvements.
- Audi R8 V10 (8700 RPM)-The current R8 is a delightful screamer with its 8500-rpm redline, but the first V10-powered R8 has it beat by a nose. Its 5.2-litre V10 redlined at 8700-rpm and loved to be hammered on. Interestingly, this R8 revved higher than its close relative, the Lamborghini Gallardo.
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS (8800 RPM)- Stroking the GT3’s 3.8-liter flat-six to 4.0-liters shaves off a little of the top-end, but the extra 15-hp you get more than makes up for it.
- Ferrari F12tdf (8900-rpm)- With a high-revving, small displacement engine the big 6.3-liter V12 that nearly touches nine large is a different matter, Ferrari bumped the standard F12’s horsepower from 730 to 770, and raised the redline to 8900-rpm.
- Ferrari 458 (9000 rpm) – The next in the line is also from the house of Ferrari,with 4.5-liter V8 used in the 458 is Ferrari’s parting gift to the naturally aspirated V8. This engine make the peak power arrived at a 9000-rpm deadline.
- Lexus LFA (9000-rpm)- The V10 in the Lexus LFA almost resembles an F1 engine more than the engine inside the stylish hood. It revs so quickly to its 9000-rpm cross the finish line.
- Porsche 918 Spyder (9150 rpm)- The obvious benefit of a hybrid system is fuel efficiency, but the 918 shows us another benefit: Torque-fill. That’s actually the term McLaren uses to describe the powerplant in it’s model, mating a high-strung gasoline engine with the low-end torque of an electric motor.
- Ariel Atom 500 (10,500 rpm)- Only 25 were built and each revved to 10,500-rpm, eclipsing every other production car built. This holds still the title as king of rpm till now.