Best Sounding Cars: Screaming Supercars and Musical Muscle Cars To Beat Your Eardrums
There are many things to consider when looking for a new or used car: practicality, speed, fuel economy, and more. However, for many car enthusiasts, a vehicle’s soundtrack can be just as important as how swiftly it accelerates. Whether your favorite motor music is a high-revving Porsche flat-six, lazy V8, or singing Ferrari V12 sound, there’s 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 Huracan
- 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 tall order to compete with the Porsches, Lamborghinis, and Ferraris on this list. However, the Quadrifoglio’s 505-horsepower, turbocharged 2.9L V6 engine channels a Ferrari soundtrack to serenade its driver at higher revs. Who says that a four-door sedan can’t have some 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 packs a high-revving 4.0L flat-six-cylinder engine. Better yet, Car and Driver reports it has a redline of nearly 9,000 rpm. The result of revs that high is a dramatic tenor akin to a high-performance sportbike; this Porsche sings.
What is the last year of the Ferrari 458?
Although Ferrari discontinued the 458 in 2015 and replaced it with the 488, the 458 still earned a spot on the list of the best-sounding cars. In fact, Mark Mangini, an awarded Hollywood sound engineer who contributed to Spielberg films and more, told 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?
Much like the more commonplace SRT Hellcat, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon packs a sinister supercharged V8 engine. Part of the Demon’s symphony is the layered sound of baritone base V8 and the supercharger whine accompaniment. 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’s a naturally aspirated powerplant with a redline of over 8,000 rpm. The result is a melodic, Ferrari-fighting sound, especially at high revs. However, like many newest best-sounding cars, Carwow points out that emissions controls tend to choke the potential of these later-model engines to sing.
How fast is the Ferrari 812 Superfast?
The Ferrari 812 Superfast isn’t just an Italian opera singer; it’s also one of the most powerful Ferraris ever. Moreover, the Ferrari 812 Superfast uses its 789-horsepower naturally aspirated V12 engine to hit a top speed of 211 mph. It accelerates quickly, too; 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 pack a flat-plane-crank, naturally aspirated V8 engine. For the first time, the everyday hero will pack a Ferrari soundtrack to match its supercar performance. I had the opportunity to ride in a C8 Z06 around the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park track, and the ground-breaking Corvette made a sound akin to a Ferrari with performance to suit the pantomime.
Which is the best-sounding car ever?
The merits of a car’s engine and exhaust soundtrack are up for interpretation. However, some of the greats of automotive culture hold a special place in most musical car enthusiasts’ hearts. Still, even die-hard muscle car fanatics and European sports car holdouts will admit that the Lexus LFA’s high-revving 4.8L V10 is one of the best-sounding cars of all time.