TOP 5 Vicious V8s

1 MCLAREN 720S

537kW Macca’s monstrous twin-turbo is the most powerful V8 money can buy in Australia right now, and produces that tyre-tearing figure from just 4.0 litres.

2 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK

522kW Jeep’s unapologetically bonkers Grand Cherokee Trackhawk claims second spot by starting with 6.2 litres of displacement then adding a supercharger.

3 PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S E-HYBRID

500kW Proving frugal doesn’t have to be dull, the Panamera flagship uses petrol and electric in unison for huge performance but average fuel consumption of just 2.9 litres per 100km.

4 FERRARI 488 GTB

492kW From just 3.9 litres, the Ferrari punches out 126kW per litre. Clever torque-limiting software in the lower gears makes the 488 feel as if it’ll never stop accelerating.

5 BMW M5 COMPETITION

460kW With an extra 19kW over the standard M5, the Competition version has BMW’s most powerful road-going V8 ever – enough to deliver 0-100km/h in just 3.3sec.