16 Fastest V6 Cars

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You Don’t Need a V8 to Have Tire-Smoking Fun

Let’s admit it: Having a powerful engine under the hood of your car can be tons of fun. When the traffic light turns green, you step on the gas pedal and immediately get pushed into your seat while the car streaks down the road – all while still obeying posted speed limits, of course.

But a performance engine often comes with a voracious appetite for fuel and a stratospheric starting price. Luckily, times have changed and many cars fitted with highly advanced V6 engines now deliver levels of acceleration and driving excitement once reserved for V8-powered vehicles.

Using acceleration data from several sources, including the carmakers and Car & Driver magazine, we’ve gathered some of the fastest V6 and six-cylinder cars from a vast range of segments. That’s why you’ll find a Buick sedan and Toyota family car mentioned in the same breath as a midengine Acura supercar and Chevy muscle car.

When it comes to the world of high performance V6-powered cars, it turns out there’s a little something for everyone. Read on to see the fastest cars with V6 engines.

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