The world is moving to EVs and hybrids, but if you still love a V8-powered car, there are still plenty of affordable cars out there for you. Mind you, some of these cars are on the verge of a change, and may soon be heading off to the electric arena for better survival chances in today’s competitive world. Bigger engines equal a bigger carbon footprint and in the eyes of most environmentalists, V8-powered cars are nearly true evil.

That said; the lure of power is strong, especially since V8-powered cars are also a lot cheaper than their similar-powered EV alternatives. Also, some V8-powered cars are dream cars for many, like a Mustang, or a Camaro. The V8 engine notes are nothing short of music, something no EV can replicate, even if they can get the same or even more power.

So if you too are a V8-powered car fan, here go 10 of the coolest ones around, all for under $50,000 in the used car lot to keep you replete with power while not depleting your wallet.

10 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Sports Car
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For 2014, the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray got a brand-new LT1 6.2L V8 engine that cranked out 455 horses and 460 lb-ft of torque. For more power, there was an optional performance exhaust system that jetted an additional 5 horsepower taking the total to 460. With this generation, GM resurrected the Stingray name and made it even better than 1976.

2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray 2-Door Coupe
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There were plenty of other improvements over yesteryear’s Corvette that promised better handling and performance. Dubbed America’s favorite sports car, it’s the best you can find in a used car lot for under $50,000. This one has got just 24,000 miles on it.

9 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

2014 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Convertible Sports Car In Silver
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After the best American sports car, we have a German icon that has a racing car background. This sixth-gen SL gets motivated by a new 4.6-liter turbocharged V8 gas engine that hammers out 429 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque. The new V8 churned out more power and returned better fuel economy than before.

2014 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Convertible Sports Car
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It’s a masterstroke as it's usually an either-or scenario but then again, Mercedes’ name is synonymous with innovation. Apart from its V8 novelty, this cool car is also flooded with a plethora of luxurious amenities that can have you floored. This one for under $50,000 is a steal.

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8 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Coupe

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Sports Car In Black
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The bumblebee Camaro may be a distant dream, but this one can be yours for under $50,000. With this, you treat yourself with the legendary Z/28 badge making for an extremely capable track car. It’s got a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 gas engine pumping out a hearty 505 horses and 481 lb-ft of torque.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2-Door Coupe In Black
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The Camaro Z/28 is a cool car that can also be used for daily driving. A heavy-duty 6-speed Tremec TR6060 manual transmission and carbon-ceramic Brembo disc brakes were the standard features on this “Cheetah.”

7 2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Via Porsche Sports Car
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The range-topping Panamera Turbo S boasts a massive V8 powerplant with way larger turbochargers than the other siblings. Its 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 gas engine thrashed out a massive 570 horses and 553 lb-ft of torque. The torque could also be bettered to 590 lb-ft with overboost.

V8-Powered 2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
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You can buy a Turbo S Executive trim for less than $50,000 on the used car market these days. It’s got a 5.9-inch longer wheelbase plus all other frills that there on regular-wheelbase Panameras.

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6 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody 2-Door Coupe
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This one is one of the coolest Dodge cars on the market today because they boast adrenaline-charged performance and come with an assortment of modification packages that makes them unique. One such model is the Scat Pack Widebody that equips this 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T with better aerodynamics.

2020 Dodge Challenger RT Scat Pack Widebody 2-Door Coupe In White
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There’s one up for grabs for less than $50,000. It's got a 6.4-liter SRT HEMI V8 engine that comes with loads of power to jet out 485 horses and 475 lb-ft of torque.

5 2015 BMW M6 Coupe

2015 BMW M6 2-Door Coupe In Red
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The BMW M6 is an excellent highway cruiser with a very powerful powertrain. Under the hood, it hides a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 gas engine that puts out a massive 552 horses. The monstrous V8 propels it to achieve a 0-to-60 MPH time of about 4.0 seconds on the way to a top speed of 155 MPH.

2015 BMW M6 Coupe 2-Door Coupe
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This BMW is one cool car that’ll never disappoint you when you hit the gas. There are plenty of them on the used car bazaar for under $50,000, but this one is a good deal.

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4 2015 Audi RS 5 Quattro Coupe

2015 Audi RS 5 quattro 2-Door Coupe In White
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This German metal comes with brute V8 power under its hood. It’s a 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 gas engine that packs plenty of punch to make 450 horses and 317 lb-ft of torque. With Audi’s legendary Quattro all-wheel-drive system, it races to the 0-to-60 MPH milestone in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 178 MPH.

2015 Audi RS 5 quattro 2-Door Coupe In Red
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Inside, the RS 5 is lavishly attired including a Bang & Olufsen sound system plus all the other bells and whistles you can think of. It can be all yours for under $50,000.

3 2017 Lexus RC F

2017 Lexus RC F 2-Door Coupe In Orange
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This hefty V8-powered Lexus can run hundreds of miles on the freeway and the smooth 5.0-liter V8 gas mill that cranks out 467 horses and 389 lb-ft of torque is strong enough for this feat. The F Sport models are armed with sport-tuned stability control, a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, a Sport+ drive mode, adaptive dampers, and plenty of other upgrades that peg it strongly against other serious contenders in this segment.

2017 Lexus RC F 2-Door Coupe
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This performance coupe clocks the 0-to-60 MPH time in just 4.3 seconds on the way to a top speed of 168 MPH. Inside, it boasts a flat-out gorgeous cabin that can be yours for under $50,000.

Related: Coolest V8-Powered Sports Cars You Can Get For $30,000 Used

2 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE V8 S Convertible

2015 Jaguar F-TYPE V8 S Convertible Sports Car
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Jaguar is not new to roadsters but this V8-powered Jag is a gorgeous, fast, and classy road machine that excels in every performance aspect. It’s a landmark in automotive design and its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 gas engine that lies under its hood speaks for itself.

2015 Jaguar F-TYPE V8 S Convertible Sports Car
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It puts out 495 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It’s got plenty of power for any driving situation and can do a 0-to-60 MPH jig in about 4.0 seconds. It’s available for $50,000, and it’s worth every dollar.

1 2021 Ford Mustang GT

2021 Ford Mustang GT Fastback Premium 2-Door Coupe
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The 2021 Ford Mustang GT bridges the gap between a sports car and muscle with ease, boosted by its sleek looks and an effortless DOHC V8 engine. This 5.0-liter V8-powered car makes a whopping 460 horses and another 420 lb-ft of torque.

2021 Ford Mustang GT Fastback Premium 2-Door Coupe In Orange
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Here’s one in stunning red that nearly touches the ceiling but can still be yours for under $50,000. With a Mustang GT, you get the legacy of a muscle car, in a more modern sports avatar. For now, the Mustang does not seem to have electric plans.

Sources: CarGurus, TrueCar

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