From Pagani to Lamborghini and even Mclaren, some of the most iconic supercars in history have shared some of the best engines. Engine sharing has helped manufacturers keep costs low while maximizing the potential of the car. Some manufacturers even use a more powerful version of their base engines in their high-performance cars.
Ferrari has even lent its engines to other manufacturers.
1. Ford Raptor & Ford GT
Ford shares a lot of Engines across its lineup of cars. The 3.5-liter turbo Ecoboost V6 is found in the Ford F-150 Raptor and produces 450 horsepower. But it twin-turbo variant of this engine is found in the Ford GT and makes 650 horsepower.
2. Volvo XC90 & Noble M600
The noble M600 is a hand-built low-production British sports car. It uses a twin-turbocharged version of the 4.4 liter V8 found in the Volvo XC90. In the XC90, the V8 makes 311 horsepower, but the noble uses a twin-turbocharged version built by Yamaha. Various power levels were available from 450 horsepower to as much as 650HP in its most powerful form.
3. Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 & SSC Ultimate Aero
Chevrolet V8 engines have been used in many cars produced by the brand. It is so durable and simplistic in design that many people have had their engines swapped for the V8. Even car manufacturers make use of this engine.
The ultimate aero is an American sports car that was produced by SSC North America from 2004 to 2013. It has a 5.7 liter LS6 V8 found in the C5 Corvette ZO6. In the ZO6 the car made 405 horsepower in its most powerful form but the ultimate aero would make way much more in its standard form.
The base SSC made 790 HP but the Ultimate aero made 1045 supercharged horsepower. In its most powerful form, the twin-turbocharged version of this engine made 1300 horsepower in the SSC Ultimate Aero XT.
4. Toyota Camry & Lotus Evora
For many years notice has been in partnership with Toyota which has been the engine supplier for their lightweight sports cars. The Evora uses a 3.5 liter V6 found in various Toyota models but notably the Camry.
In the Toyota Camry, this engine makes 268 horsepower. The base version of the Evora makes 276 horsepower but when supercharged this engine makes as much as 430 horsepower.
5. Audi RS6 & Gumpert Apollo
The Gumpert Apollo is a sports car made by German automaker Gumpert. It has a 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged version of the V8 found in the C5 Audi RS6. In the Audi, the 4.2 liter V8 makes 450 horsepower, but the compact Apollo uses a far more powerful version of this engine.
There are 3 engine types available:
- The base: 650HP
- The sport version: 700HP
- The race version: 800HP
The car hits 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 223mph.
6. Audi R8 & Lamborghini Huracan
Audi and Lamborghini have shared their V10 engines in their previous models. But that trend continues in their latest iterations. The V10 makes 620 horsepower in the Audi R8 V10 performance. But the same engine makes as much as 640 horsepower in the Lamborghini Huracan STO.
7. BMW 850CSi & Mclaren F1
The McLaren F1 makes use of a version of the S70 engine found in the BMW 850 CSI. In the 850 it was a 5.6 liter naturally aspirated V12 making 375 horsepower. For the McLaren F1, the engine was taken back to BMW to be rebuilt, this engine was codenamed S70/2. It now became a 6.1 liter naturally aspirated V12 making 620 horsepower. In its most powerful form, the V12 made 680 horsepower in McLaren F1 LM.
8. Mercedes S600 & Pagani Zonda Cinque
Pagani has always made use of Mercedes V12 engines since it was founded in 1999. But the most famous engine is the 7.3 liter M297 V12. Its engine is found in the Mercedes w140 S-Class and made just over 400 horsepower. This engine made 680 horsepower in the Pagani Zonda Cinque.
A more powerful 6-liter version of this engine is found in the Pagani Zonda R and makes as much as 790 horsepower.
9. Mercedes G63 & Aston Martin DBX
The Aston Martin DBX is the first SUV made by Aston Martin. With Aston Martin’s new partnership with AMG as their engine supplier, the Aston Martin DBX makes use of an AMG engine.
It has the same 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 found in the G63 AMG. In the G63 this engine makes 577 horsepower but it’s slightly detuned to 550 horsepower in the DBX.
10.Ford Mustang SVT Cobra & Koenigsegg CCX
The early Koenigseggs used a modified version of the 4.7 Ford modular V8. The CCX borrows its engine block from the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra. The cobra had a naturally aspirated V8 making 390 horsepower. The Koenigsegg had a twin-supercharged version of this V8 making 806 horsepower. In its most powerful version, this engine made 1018 horsepower. All this power is sent to the rear wheels only and a manual transmission. The car could hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 245 mph.
11. Dodge Viper & Ram SRT10
Dodge makes the most insane and powerful road cars today and is well-known for the Hemi V8. But its V10 is one of the greatest engines of all time. But dodge decided to put the V10 in its RAM pickup truck.
The Dodge Ram srt10 has the 8.3 liter V10 found in the third generation viper. Unlike most companies that detune their engines for other purposes dodge left the engine as is. This engine made 500 horsepower this truck 0-60 mph in 5 seconds and a top speed of 154 mph. In 2004 it claimed the record for the world’s fastest production truck with an average speed of 154 mph.
The most powerful version of this engine can be found in the fifth-generation Dodge viper which made 645 horsepower.
12. Maserati Gran Turismo & Ferrari 430
Maserati is well known for making use of the F136 V8 engine from Ferrari. This engine was originally found in the F430 and later used in the later Ferrari 458. The most powerful version of this engine found in the 430 Scuderia made 510 horsepower. The Maserati version only made 460 horsepower in its most powerful form.
Both engines sound great in each car, despite the Maserati being front-engine.
Most of these cars here have taken relatively normal engines and made them perform way beyond their original intent. Decisions like these have helped manufacturers make some of the greatest supercars of the modern era. While purpose-built engines like the V10 in the Carrera GT are legendary, Companies like Pagani and others have made some rather muted engines completely spectacular