My favourite engines

I hereby submit my favourite engine sounds, in no particular order.


Twelve-cylinder
BMW 6.0L V12 (X5 Le Mans) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtuVxi6hMqI

Ferrari 6.3L V12 (FXX Evolution) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsCOEHZ1Szw&feature=g-all-u
Ferrari 6.0L V12 (599GTO) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ld_K-7-4Y&feature=player_embedded
Pagani/AMG 6.0L V12 (Zonda R) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uNw6nTngGA
Aston Martin 6.0L V12 (Vantage) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgZlpRdQlRI
TVR 6.0L V12 (Speed12) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikeyrh9E91w



Ten-cylinder
Porsche 5.7L V10 (Carrera GT) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE6ClBsf6rQ&feature=g-all-u

Audi 5.2L V10 (R8 LMS) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DmutWN6781s
Lexus 4.8L V10 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5R-oi91bd4
BMW 5.0L V10 (M5/M6) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaSH2Ntiq60



Eight-cylinder
Mercedes-Benz/AMG 6.2L V8 (C63 AMG) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUqbr_mU-2M
Ferrari 3.6L V8 (360 Challenge Stradale) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKKJdRSI-R8
Ford 5.4L V8 (Mustang Cobra) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5eg9y41Mtg&feature=related


Six-cylinder
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 (air-cooled, i.e. YellowBird) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fuk0lGtrDg4&feature=related
Volkswagen 3.2L V6 (R32) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tfDRT8Pg5dI#t=103s
BMW 3.0L Inline-6 (M3 CSL) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdS6Pfwqh7M


Four-cylinder would be occupied by Subaru's 2.2L or 2.5L, but you really have to live with that engine to appreciate it.  I never really got attached to the other Japanese four-cylinders, and have yet to hear any other decent-sounding examples from anywhere else in the world.


There are lots of other nice engines, but these are the ones that make me pause and listen...and maybe keep hitting 'replay' on the youtube video six or seven times...

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