Highest revving cars

Top 40 cars with highest revving engines. Updated December 2020.

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. 2020 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 11.5 Photo of 2020 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50
2. 2014 Magnum Mk5 11 Photo of 2014 Magnum Mk5
3. 2014 Radical SR8 RX 10.5 Photo of 2014 Radical SR8 RX
4. 2005 Westfield Megablade 10 Photo of 2005 Westfield Megablade
5. 1992 Yamaha OX99-11 10 Photo of 1992 Yamaha OX99-11
6. 2015 Radical SR3 RSX 9.5 Photo of 2015 Radical SR3 RSX
7. 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari 9.3 Photo of 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
8. 2014 Radical RXC V8 9.1 Photo of 2014 Radical RXC V8
9. 2014 Radical RXC V8 Spyder 9.1 Photo of 2014 Radical RXC V8 Spyder
10. 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider 9 Photo of 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
11. 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta 9 Photo of 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
12. 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale 9 Photo of 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale
13. 1965 Abarth OT 1300 8.8 Photo of 1965 Abarth OT 1300
14. 2019 SSC Tuatara 8.8 Photo of 2019 SSC Tuatara
15. 2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus 8.7 Photo of 2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus
16. 2012 Ariel Atom Mugen 8.6 Photo of 2012 Ariel Atom Mugen
17. 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster 8.5 Photo of 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
18. 2005 Ferrari F430 8.5 Photo of 2005 Ferrari F430
19. 2019 Lamborghini SC18 Alston 8.5 Photo of 2019 Lamborghini SC18 Alston
20. 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast 8.5 Photo of 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast
21. 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 8.5 Photo of 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
22. 2005 Ferrari F430 Spyder 8.5 Photo of 2005 Ferrari F430 Spyder
23. 2020 Lamborghini SC20 8.5 Photo of 2020 Lamborghini SC20
24. 2019 Koenigsegg Jesko 8.5 Photo of 2019 Koenigsegg Jesko
25. 2018 Zenvo TSR-S 8.5 Photo of 2018 Zenvo TSR-S
26. 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena 8.5 Photo of 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena
27. 1962 AC Shelby Cobra 260 8.5 Photo of 1962 AC Shelby Cobra 260
28. 2017 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster 8.5 Photo of 2017 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster
29. 2016 Ferrari F12 TDF 8.5 Photo of 2016 Ferrari F12 TDF
30. 2000 Ferrari 360 Spider 8.5 Photo of 2000 Ferrari 360 Spider
31. 2018 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 8.5 Photo of 2018 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
32. 2019 Lamborghini Sian 8.5 Photo of 2019 Lamborghini Sian
33. 2019 Ferrari 812 GTS 8.5 Photo of 2019 Ferrari 812 GTS
34. 2018 Ferrari Monza SP1 8.5 Photo of 2018 Ferrari Monza SP1
35. 2018 Ferrari Monza SP2 8.5 Photo of 2018 Ferrari Monza SP2
36. 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ 8.5 Photo of 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ
37. 2013 RUF RGT-8 8.5 Photo of 2013 RUF RGT-8
38. 2020 Ferrari Omologata 8.5 Photo of 2020 Ferrari Omologata
39. 2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 8.5 Photo of 2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4
40. 2014 Caterham Seven 485 R 8.5 Photo of 2014 Caterham Seven 485 R

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 12/24/2020, last addition - Lamborghini SC20.