Highest revving cars

Top 40 cars with highest revving engines. Updated August 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. 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie 10.5 Photo of 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie
5. 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Spyder 10.5 Photo of 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Spyder
6. 2014 Radical SR8 RX 10.5 Photo of 2014 Radical SR8 RX
7. 2005 Westfield Megablade 10 Photo of 2005 Westfield Megablade
8. 1992 Yamaha OX99-11 10 Photo of 1992 Yamaha OX99-11
9. 2015 Radical SR3 RSX 9.5 Photo of 2015 Radical SR3 RSX
10. 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari 9.3 Photo of 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
11. 2014 Radical RXC V8 9.1 Photo of 2014 Radical RXC V8
12. 2014 Radical RXC V8 Spyder 9.1 Photo of 2014 Radical RXC V8 Spyder
13. 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 9 Photo of 2021 Porsche 911 GT3
14. 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider 9 Photo of 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
15. 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 9 Photo of 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring
16. 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta 9 Photo of 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
17. 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale 9 Photo of 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale
18. 1965 Abarth OT 1300 8.8 Photo of 1965 Abarth OT 1300
19. 2019 SSC Tuatara 8.8 Photo of 2019 SSC Tuatara
20. 2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus 8.7 Photo of 2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus
21. 2012 Ariel Atom Mugen 8.6 Photo of 2012 Ariel Atom Mugen
22. 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster 8.5 Photo of 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
23. 2005 Ferrari F430 8.5 Photo of 2005 Ferrari F430
24. 2019 Lamborghini SC18 Alston 8.5 Photo of 2019 Lamborghini SC18 Alston
25. 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast 8.5 Photo of 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast
26. 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 8.5 Photo of 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
27. 2005 Ferrari F430 Spyder 8.5 Photo of 2005 Ferrari F430 Spyder
28. 2020 Lamborghini SC20 8.5 Photo of 2020 Lamborghini SC20
29. 2019 Koenigsegg Jesko 8.5 Photo of 2019 Koenigsegg Jesko
30. 2018 Zenvo TSR-S 8.5 Photo of 2018 Zenvo TSR-S
31. 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena 8.5 Photo of 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena
32. 1962 AC Shelby Cobra 260 8.5 Photo of 1962 AC Shelby Cobra 260
33. 2017 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster 8.5 Photo of 2017 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster
34. 2021 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 8.5 Photo of 2021 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4
35. 2016 Ferrari F12 TDF 8.5 Photo of 2016 Ferrari F12 TDF
36. 2021 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae Roadster 8.5 Photo of 2021 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae Roadster
37. 2000 Ferrari 360 Spider 8.5 Photo of 2000 Ferrari 360 Spider
38. 2018 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 8.5 Photo of 2018 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
39. 2019 Lamborghini Sian 8.5 Photo of 2019 Lamborghini Sian
40. 2019 Ferrari 812 GTS 8.5 Photo of 2019 Ferrari 812 GTS

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 08/18/2021, last addition - Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae Roadster.