Although the V10 isn’t a very common engine configuration, a few modern vehicles have used 10-cylinder powerplants. Today I’ve rounded up five of the coolest V10-powered vehicles currently listed for sale on Autotrader, according to my own personal 10-cylinder tastes and desires.
In the mid and late-2000s, BMW really went crazy with its M cars, sticking a V8 in the M3 and a V10 in the M5 and the M6. This is one such V10-powered M6, and it’s an ultra-rare configuration: an M6 Convertible with a true, three-pedal 6-speed manual transmission. BMW probably only made a handful of these, and this one is on sale at Flemington Porsche in New Jersey with 46,000 miles for $33,800.
The Dodge Viper used a V10 for its entire 20-plus year production run, but this one is particularly special. This is a first-generation Viper, back when it had no airbags, no traction aids and only a temporary window and roof setup. Best of all, this Viper has traveled just 28 miles from new — and while I’m normally a huge proponent of driving cars rather than storing them, it’s amazing to check this out and see what a Viper from this era looked like when it just rolled out of the factory. This one is offered with no listed price by West Coast Car and Truck Sales in Pinellas Park, Florida.
Lamborghini has used a V10 in its entry-level model since 2004 — first in the Gallardo, and then in the Huracan. This particular Huracan is a Performante model, which is the ultimate iteration of the "entry-level" Lamborghini — and it’s finished in a particularly striking shade of red called Rosso Bia, with gold-ish wheels. This Huracan Performante is offered by O’Gara La Jolla, the Lamborghini dealership in the San Diego area, with 1,130 miles for $319,999.
The Lexus LFA is one of the most famous V10-powered cars, as it was a flagship model for Lexus — and for Toyota as a whole. The LFA in general is a special vehicle, but this one is especially unique, as it’s finished in a crazy shade of bright green — surprisingly, a factory color. It’s offered by CNC Motors in Southern California with just 1,300 miles for $699,888.
The Porsche Carrera GT is my all-time favorite V10 car — and my favorite car in general. Its amazing powerplant gives it the sound of race car, and it was the most amazing supercar on earth back in the mid-2000s. This particular example is offered by McLaren Philadelphia in the Philadelphia suburbs finished in an ultra-rare paint to sample color, Signal Yellow. It’s traveled 7,114 miles, and it’s listed for $949,900.
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