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Road and Track has a cool series called “Better than Coffee”, a series of videos on great sounding vehicles. What vehicle has always stood out to you as an amazing sounding engine or exhaust note? I’ve always enjoyed the sound of the pushrod V8s in the multitude of Corvettes.
 

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The one that sounds like an entire friggen Formula 1 race going by... Ferrari F355 with a Capristo exhaust.

 

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All of mine are attainable production cars from the 90's.

V8: SN95 Mustang cobra with the 32v. When opened up a bit (not straight-piped) they sound like the devil lives under the hood.
V6: I'm a little biased, but the VW VR6 and Audi V6's sound great on both intake and exhaust sides when opened up. Alfa Romeo V6 also sounds great.
I4: Easy to make them sound good on the induction side, but tough on the exhaust in NA form. For the 90's I'd go SRT-4 and the Abarth is a great sounding modern I4. I'm also biased and think a VW 8v with a TT Borla sounds good...
 

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There's a lot of good sounding cars, but for me there's absolutely no contest here. Ferrari's V10 F1 cars.
 

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Ferrari's V10 F1 cars.

Feeling very fortunate to have actually seen and heard this era of Formula 1 racing, in the United States, multiple times. A bygone era.


I like the sound of a 6 cylinder car myself, of any variety.. flat, Vee, or inline. But best sounding car? Woof.... perhaps a GT- series Porsche at full blast?
 

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Agree. I owned a QSW with an aftermarket exhaust for a while and even without the turbo, an inline 5 is just a great sound.

..also surprised the VR6 hasn't been mentioned. Not that a Ferrari or other exotic doesn't sound amazing, but I perk up every time I hear a VR with an exhaust.
 

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I think that about does it.

VR6? check
F355? check
V10 F1? check
V12 F50? check
787B? check
Group B Quattro? check

Sure there are some more really good ones out there, but so far this thread DELIVERS!!!

 

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I'm sorry, but this thing sounds so much worse than anything posted in this thread. :laugh:
I like it as a rally car (I admit there are better sounding rally cars but this was an easy video to find). It sure would make for an obnoxious street car though! :laugh:
 
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