Highest revving cars

Top 40 cars with highest revving engines. Updated February 2021.

Power is product of torque and crankshaft rotation speed. Small engines can not produce high torque and need to achieve high power by increasing rotation speed.

Motorcycle and race car engines are common examples of high RPM engine designs, and truck, train or marine diesel engines are low RPM engines which produce power via high torque.

High revving lightweight engines are desirable for track oriented supercars because they reduce overall vehicle weight and allow for lower center of gravity and better weight distribution.

Following list shows RPM at which engines are producing maximum power. This is not to be confused with "maximum RPM" or "redline RPM" which are even higher.

# make & model RPM x1000▼ Image
1. 2021 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50S Niki Lauda 12.1 Photo of 2021 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50S Niki Lauda
2. 2020 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 11.5 Photo of 2020 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50
3. 2014 Magnum Mk5 11 Photo of 2014 Magnum Mk5
4. 2014 Radical SR8 RX 10.5 Photo of 2014 Radical SR8 RX
5. 2005 Westfield Megablade 10 Photo of 2005 Westfield Megablade
6. 1992 Yamaha OX99-11 10 Photo of 1992 Yamaha OX99-11
7. 2015 Radical SR3 RSX 9.5 Photo of 2015 Radical SR3 RSX
8. 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari 9.3 Photo of 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
9. 2014 Radical RXC V8 9.1 Photo of 2014 Radical RXC V8
10. 2014 Radical RXC V8 Spyder 9.1 Photo of 2014 Radical RXC V8 Spyder
11. 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 9 Photo of 2021 Porsche 911 GT3
12. 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider 9 Photo of 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
13. 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta 9 Photo of 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
14. 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale 9 Photo of 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale
15. 1965 Abarth OT 1300 8.8 Photo of 1965 Abarth OT 1300
16. 2019 SSC Tuatara 8.8 Photo of 2019 SSC Tuatara
17. 2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus 8.7 Photo of 2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus
18. 2012 Ariel Atom Mugen 8.6 Photo of 2012 Ariel Atom Mugen
19. 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster 8.5 Photo of 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
20. 2005 Ferrari F430 8.5 Photo of 2005 Ferrari F430
21. 2019 Lamborghini SC18 Alston 8.5 Photo of 2019 Lamborghini SC18 Alston
22. 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast 8.5 Photo of 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast
23. 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 8.5 Photo of 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
24. 2005 Ferrari F430 Spyder 8.5 Photo of 2005 Ferrari F430 Spyder
25. 2020 Lamborghini SC20 8.5 Photo of 2020 Lamborghini SC20
26. 2019 Koenigsegg Jesko 8.5 Photo of 2019 Koenigsegg Jesko
27. 2018 Zenvo TSR-S 8.5 Photo of 2018 Zenvo TSR-S
28. 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena 8.5 Photo of 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena
29. 1962 AC Shelby Cobra 260 8.5 Photo of 1962 AC Shelby Cobra 260
30. 2017 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster 8.5 Photo of 2017 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster
31. 2016 Ferrari F12 TDF 8.5 Photo of 2016 Ferrari F12 TDF
32. 2000 Ferrari 360 Spider 8.5 Photo of 2000 Ferrari 360 Spider
33. 2018 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 8.5 Photo of 2018 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
34. 2019 Lamborghini Sian 8.5 Photo of 2019 Lamborghini Sian
35. 2019 Ferrari 812 GTS 8.5 Photo of 2019 Ferrari 812 GTS
36. 2018 Ferrari Monza SP1 8.5 Photo of 2018 Ferrari Monza SP1
37. 2018 Ferrari Monza SP2 8.5 Photo of 2018 Ferrari Monza SP2
38. 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ 8.5 Photo of 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ
39. 2013 RUF RGT-8 8.5 Photo of 2013 RUF RGT-8
40. 2020 Ferrari Omologata 8.5 Photo of 2020 Ferrari Omologata

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 02/22/2021, last addition - Gordon Murray Automotive T.50S Niki Lauda.