The top several used V10-engined cars – used car buying guide
is usually your V8 just not cutting This specific any longer? Perhaps you need an extra pair of cylinders. We pick several of our favourite V10s
A big engine doesn’t need to cost big money, as these V10-engined cars start by as little as £6000.
1 – Bristol Fighter (2004-2011)
The trouble with the V8 Bristols is usually of which there are simply too many of them. Better by far to invest inside the Fighter, a 525bhp 8.0-litre V10-engined, two-seat, gullwing-doored supercar, of which there are only 13.
Bristol tweaked both the humble Chrysler V10 as well as its six-speed gearbox, so what you get is usually a rare as well as fast car: 0-60mph in 4.0sec as well as a top speed of 210mph. As with all Bristols, This specific’s quirky, quixotic as well as intelligent, with an aluminium Centeng, a low centre of gravity as well as steering as well as handling you can set up to your own tastes. Alas, a proposed 1012bhp twin-turbo type, having a 275mph top speed, was never built.
You won’t find many of these low-drag, lightweight, thoughtfully designed cars for sale, although £0,000 buys you one when you do.
2 – Volkswagen Phaeton V10 (2003-2007)
The Phaeton was VW showing us what This specific could do. This specific was large, luxurious as well as exquisitely made. This specific had four-wheel drive as well as a beautiful cabin with exceptionally comfortable seats, as well as there was even a long-wheelbase type for oligarchs to stretch out inside the back of. This specific was subtle, classy, soft riding as well as, with the W12 engine by the Bentley Continental to power This specific, impressively refined as well as fast.
With This specific gravelly 306bhp 5.0-litre V10 twin-turbo diesel, though, This specific turns a little rough. This specific has enormous shove – 553lb ft – although on the road This specific never feels quick. Its brakes feel a little disconcerting as well as its official economy is usually a woeful 24.9mpg.
Problems are few, however, as well as such luxury can be yours by as little as £6k.
3 – Audi RS6 (2008-2010)
This specific may look like a beefed-up type of your vehicle your solicitor drives, although underneath beats a 571bhp 5.0-litre V10 related to the unit found in a Lamborghini Gallardo.
The RS6 goes like stink; 0-62mph takes 4.6sec as well as This specific’ll top 170mph if you derestrict This specific. This specific has massive tyres as well as four-wheel drive to cope with its thuggish power. You can even drift This specific around a track all day, as well as, if you buy the Avant type, you can take the dog, too.
Alas, on the road the ride is usually so stiff of which This specific can make grown men weep, the steering is usually a bit peculiar as well as the throttle as well as brakes are too sharp.
Pick one up right now for £25,000, or try its precursor, the milder 429bhp V10-powered S6, with prices by £12,000.
4 – Lexus LFA (2010-2012)
A fire-breathing carbonfibre supercar isn’t what you associate with Lexus, purveyor of beautifully made although essentially rather dull eco-luxury cars.
In fact, the only thing the LFA has in common having a regular Lexus is usually its superb build quality. This specific’s wide as well as low, unfettered by hybrid activity as well as packing a 552bhp 4.8-litre V10 under its bonnet. This specific can dispatch 0-62mph in 3.7sec as well as hit 202mph. as well as This specific does all This specific with utter suaveness, emitting the most glorious noise as This specific goes. The roadholding is usually exemplary, the handling superb, the ride amazing as well as the Inside a work of art.
Only 500 were made, costing £336,000 completely new; right now you’re looking at £400,000. Worth every penny.
5 – BMW M5 (2005-2010)
The iron fist inside the velvet glove of This specific Bangle-designed BMW is usually a ferocious as well as utterly amazing 507bhp 5.0-litre V10.
Drive is usually transmitted to the rear wheels through a seven-speed SMG paddle-shift transmission. This specific tech-fest can see off 0-62mph in around four seconds as well as 0-100mph in less than 10. Top speed is usually a limited 155mph, although once derestricted your vehicle can fly up to 205mph.
Most impressively, This specific responds with utter alacrity to every command. Throttle as well as steering responses are top notch as well as the brakes sublime. Here is usually a car of which is usually happy to potter around town as well as delighted to drift around a circuit.
There’s plenty to go wrong, however, as well as many will have been used hard, so check the condition carefully. Prices start by £12,000.
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