It’s easy enough to understand the appeal of a V8 sedan. Even something as basic as the rumble of an eight-cylinder engine roaring through its exhaust pipes is enough to raise the hair on the back of the necks of automobile fans everywhere.
When it comes to instant-on power, outstanding torque, and high performance reliability, it’s hard to beat a V-8, and when you include a practical sedan package that offers just enough day-to-day utility to justify its higher fuel bill, then you’re speaking to an even larger crowd of potential buyers. Let’s take a quick look at 10 of the best V-8 sedans you can buy in 2016:
10. Infiniti Q70:
2016 Infiniti Q70 offers the option of a 5.6-liter V8 as its flagship sedan, and it’s a choice that’s well worth making at ordering time. The motor’s 420 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque are a good match for the Infiniti Q70’s lithe chassis, which in turn is paired with a roomy interior and comfortable ride. You can also order the Q70 in long-wheelbase form, which is unusual considering its mid-size roots. The four-door zips to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with the go-pedal mashed to the floor, which is a respectable time for a luxury car.
9. Lexus LS 460:
2016 Lexus LS 460 is a car that takes after the K900’s approach to luxury – or should we say, a car that’s found itself in an unexpected battle for the hearts and minds of customers versus Kia’s challenger. Much of the Lexus LS 460’s game plan matches that of its rival, including its six-second 0-60-mph time, although it does feature the added bonus of optional all-wheel drive.
Its 5.0-liter V8 generates 386 horsepower in the base rear-wheel drive model (AWD exacts a 26-pony penalty), along with 347 lb-ft of twist, and its tomb-like interior slams the door on the ruckus produced by the outside world. An eight-speed automatic is included with each and every LS 460 model