• This Company’s F1 V-10 Engine Would Be the Ideal Swap For Your Next Race Car Project

Judd still builds customer V-10 engines and they sound downright amazing

V-10 engines have never been massively popular in production cars. Companies like Dodge, BMW, Chrysler, Toyota, and Porsche used to offer one at some point, but in 2020 there are just two V-10 cars on the market: the Lamborghini Huracan and the Audi R8. The V-10 was the engine of choice in Formula One from 1989 to 2006, but its use in motorsport was limited beyond that. But there’s one company that still produces a V-10 based on the old F1 design and you can buy it today for that cool engine swap you’ve been waiting for.

Although this company isn't exactly famous outside the racing scene, Judd has been developing high-performance engines since the early 1970s.

John Judd partnered with F1 icon Jack Brabham and went on to provide engines for many major series. Judd also became one of the first companies authorized by Cosworth to maintain and upgrade the legendary DFV V-8 engine. Judd supplied V-8 and V-10 engines to a variety of Formula One teams, but it also built a V-10 that was at some point eligible for LMP1 racing.

This Company's F1 V-10 Engine Would Be the Ideal Swap For Your Next Race Car Project
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Naturally aspirated V-10 mills are no longer accepted by the FIA, but Judd keeps building a 5.5-liter version aimed at the historical racing market. Granted, you can’t drop one of these fine powertrains in a road-going model and keep it legal, but it’s the perfect swap for an older race car.

If you’re a fan of high-revving V-10s, Judd is the place to go nowadays. Find out more in this latest video from Drivetribe, which also provides some footage that showcase the engine’s outstanding roar.

This Company's F1 V-10 Engine Would Be the Ideal Swap For Your Next Race Car Project
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Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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