My favourite engines

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

BMW 6.0L V12 (X5 Le Mans) -

Ferrari 6.3L V12 (FXX Evolution) -
Ferrari 6.0L V12 (599GTO) -
Pagani/AMG 6.0L V12 (Zonda R) -
Aston Martin 6.0L V12 (Vantage) -
TVR 6.0L V12 (Speed12) -

Porsche 5.7L V10 (Carrera GT) -

Audi 5.2L V10 (R8 LMS) -
Lexus 4.8L V10 -
BMW 5.0L V10 (M5/M6) -

Mercedes-Benz/AMG 6.2L V8 (C63 AMG) -
Ferrari 3.6L V8 (360 Challenge Stradale) -
Ford 5.4L V8 (Mustang Cobra) -

Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 (air-cooled, i.e. YellowBird) -
Volkswagen 3.2L V6 (R32) -
BMW 3.0L Inline-6 (M3 CSL) -

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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