Years into the future, looking back on the current state of high-performance motoring in this country, it will be clear that the best V-8 sports cars on sale today are some of the best of all time. Performance levels are higher than ever, and despite these vehicles’ unabashed focus on going fast, they also evince a premium feel worthy of the latest luxury entries. And remember, it takes more than merely providing a potent V-8 powerplant to make it on this list. The roster here further showcases the traditional two-door body styles and dramatic, aero-friendly exterior design language that one associates with sports cars.

Note: for the sake of V-8 variety, each auto brand was limited to one entry.