8 Of The Highest-Revving Production Cars Ever Made

1. Audi R8 V10 Plus - 8,700 RPM

The 610 hp, 5.2 litre V10 is able to rev to an astonishing 8,700 RPM, making it one of the highest revving ten-cylinder cars ever made. Combined with all-wheel drive traction, the R8 will hit 60 mph in only 2.7 seconds.

2. Honda Integra Type R - 8,800 RPM

Some versions of Honda’s B18C engines were shipped with an incredible 8,800 fuel cut-off point. 20 years ago this was a huge achievement, and paired with the sublime handling of the Integra, a legend was born.

3. Honda S2000 - 9,000 RPM

Continuing the traditions of high-revving, low-displacement engines, the 1999 Honda S2000 came with an even more bonkers 4 cylinder engine. The F20C produced over 240 horsepower and revved over 9000 RPM. The engine held the record for producing the highest specific power output for a naturally aspirated piston engine (until the Ferrari 458 came along).

4. Ferrari LaFerrari - 9,250 RPM

Revving to an obscene 9,250, the F140 engine is a true work of art. The 6.3 litre V12 is good for 789 horsepower. Combined with the 161 hp KERS system, it makes the LaFerrari the most powerful Ferrari road car ever made… and it’s RWD! 😁

5. Honda S600 - 9,500 RPM

The predecessor of the S2000 boasted an even higher, 9,500 RPM fuel cut-off point. This was possible by using a small displacement (600cc), lightweight engine, that produced 92 bhp / litre. Not bad for the 60s!

6. JDM Mazda RX8 Type S - 9,500 RPM

Wankel engines are known to be rev-happy, but some versions of the RX8 are taking things to another level. With the rotary topping out at an unbelievable 9,500 revolutions-per-minute, it makes these beasts the cheapest ticket to 9k+ RPM territory.

7. Lexus LFA - 9,500 RPM

8. Ariel Atom V8 500 - 10,600 RPM