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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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      Carbureted 6 and 12 cylinder engines get me every time...https://youtu.be/FpFwkegocAI?t=232
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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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      Ferrari F50 GT

      Ford Windsor small blocks a notable contender

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      It's a silly stance-mobile, but I'm a fan of screaming pushrod V8s with 8-into-1 exhaust.

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      LF-A. Full stop.

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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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      Quote Originally Posted by Meroving1an View Post
      LF-A. Full stop.
      I'll raise you this:

      37 seconds onward, and this is over the sound of an F355

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=geLNHK4noww

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      Quote Originally Posted by ghost03 View Post
      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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      Any FType v8s... I love the backfire and cracks

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      Everyone else has given the wrong answer so far. Great suggestions, but nothing compares to this:

      https://youtu.be/hBunLyAdCmc?t=18
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      Came for the turbo inline 5, leaving satisfied.

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      Don’t laugh...


      Honda SM600. Sounds fantastic. Starting around 13:00

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      Quote Originally Posted by Fined View Post
      Came for the turbo inline 5, leaving satisfied.
      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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      this signature kills fascists.

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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!!!

      Last edited by jaystone; 10-10-2020 at 08:31 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bnkrpt311 View Post
      ]Modded STI Video
      I'm sorry, but this thing sounds so much worse than anything posted in this thread.
      Last edited by CostcoPizza; 10-10-2020 at 10:12 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      I'm sorry, but this thing sounds so much worse than anything posted in this thread.
      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!

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      Agree on the Audi 5, had a NA one , QSW and turbo'd one , S6.

      BMW's N/A straight six sounded good with aftermarket exhaust. ex-bro-in law had a '89 325is that made me smile when you stepped on it.

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      Nobody has said "straight piped VR6" yet. TCL is growing up.

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      Straight pipe Ford V8 flathead.
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      Last edited by Senior Member; 10-10-2020 at 11:17 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ADDvanced View Post
      Everyone else has given the wrong answer so far. Great suggestions, but nothing compares to this:

      <Audi S1 Quattro>
      Correct Answer. Anyone else is entitled to their wrong opinion.

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