There are many things to keep in mind when looking for a new or used car: functionality, speed, fuel consumption and more. However, for many car enthusiasts, a vehicle’s soundtrack can be just as important as how fast it accelerates. Whether your favorite engine music is a high-revving Porsche flat-six, a lazy V8 or the singing Ferrari V12 sound, there is no shortage of symphony. Here are some of the best sounding cars, according to experts!
- Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- Ferrari 458
- Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
- Lamborghini Huracana
- Ferrari 812 Superfast
- Honorable Mention: C8 Corvette Z06
Is the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio really one of the best sounding cars?
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has a big job to compete with the Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris on this list. However, the Quadrifoglio’s 2.9-litre V6 turbocharged 505 hp engine delivers a Ferrari soundtrack to serenade the driver at higher revs. Who says a four-door sedan can’t have a serious soul? carwow seems to think it deserves some musical accolades.
What engine is in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS?
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is equipped with a high-revving 4.0 liter six-cylinder engine. Better yet, Car and driver says it has a red line at nearly 9,000 rpm. The result of such high revs is a dramatic tenor that resembles a high-performance sports bike; this Porsche sings.
What is the Ferrari 458’s final year?
Although Ferrari discontinued the 458 in 2015 and replaced it with the 488, the 458 still earned a spot on the list of best sounding cars. Mark Mangini, an award-winning Hollywood sound engineer who has contributed to Spielberg films and more, even shared: Donut Media he thinks the 458 is the best sounding V8 car in the world.
Is the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon one of the best sounding cars?
Like the more mundane SRT Hellcat, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has a sinister supercharged V8 engine. Part of the Demon’s symphony is the layered sound of baritone-base V8 and the accompaniment of supercharger whine. There really is no sound like the supercharged family of Hellcat engines.
What engine is in the Lamborghini Huracan?
The Lamborghini Huracan shares a 5.2L V10 engine with the Audi R8. It is a naturally aspirated powerplant with a redline of over 8,000 rpm. The result is a melodious, Ferrari-fighting sound, especially at high revs. However, like many of the latest best-sounding cars, Carwow points out that emissions controls tend to stifle the potential of these later model engines to sing.
How fast is the Ferrari 812 Superfast?
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is not just any Italian opera singer; it is also one of the most powerful Ferraris ever. The Ferrari 812 Superfast uses its naturally aspirated 789 hp V12 engine to reach a top speed of 340 km/h. It also speeds up quickly; Car and Driver managed to get their Superfast to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
Honorable Mention for Best Sounding Car: Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06
The upcoming Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 will feature a flat-plane-crank, naturally aspirated V8 engine. For the first time, the everyday hero will pack a Ferrari soundtrack to match his supercar performance. It will undoubtedly sing like no other Corvette. Scroll down to the next article to read more about fast cars!
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