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The 5 at 5 We’ve got one for you, whatever your bank balance

A V8 ENGINE IS a glorious-sounding thing. Those cylinders give off a wonderful full-bodied growl that never fails to coax a grin out of those who hear it. It’s the Brian Blessed of engines, if you will.

V8s deliver raw power almost as soon as your foot hits the throttle and are found under the hood of some of the most fun and fastest cars on the road, as well as some of the biggest.

We’ve rounded up five V8-powered vehicles, from the top-end dream car to the distinctly affordable.

Under €60k
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Supercharged, €59,950

DoneDeal DoneDeal

How do you make one of the most desirable American muscle cars even more appealing? Add a supercharger! This Camaro SS looks as mean as anything in black, not to mention that boisterous V8 engine. We love this car so much we even made it our Dream Car of the Week.

Under €50k
2008 Toyota Land Cruiser, €44,950

DoneDeal DoneDeal

Want understated styling with V8-performance and go-anywhere terrain tackling ability? This Land Cruiser could just be the ultimate SUV.

Under €40k
2010 Mercedes-Benz CL 500, €39,900

DoneDeal DoneDeal

If you’re looking for a large and seriously luxurious cruiser this CL 500 needs to be on your consideration list. Its elegant styling is matched by its beautiful interior – but don’t be fooled. This car delivers impressive levels of performance, thanks, of course. to a V8 powertrain.

Under €30k
2008 Jaguar XK, €27,995

DoneDeal DoneDeal

Jaguar has a long reputation for building comfortable, fast GT cars and this XK is no different. Its V8 engine has lots of torque while the interior is door-to-door luxury.

Under €20k
2007 Range Rover Sport, €15,950

DoneDeal DoneDeal

The Range Rover Sport combines a sumptuous interior with driving refinement, but is still capable of tackling the most challenging conditions. Its powerful V8 engine has plenty of pulling power – ideal if you do a lot of towing.

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