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  • Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Touran TDI – I love the smell of diesel in the morning 🙂

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    1964 MV Agusta 500/4

    V8 in something outa Newport Pagnell…Something like a V600 Le Mans

    Or a Vulcan at full tilt out of a low pass…!

    That’s the ugliest Aston I’ve ever seen.

    richcc
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    Ducati V Twin with Termis on it sounds pretty nice.

    my dads old BSA A65 Rocket, always loved that sound – especially when in ‘full flight’

    Kawasaki Ninja 900/1200 on really high revs – almost melodic.
    Yamaha RXS100 – 2-stroke version of “Crazy Frog”.

    Inbred456
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    Try this, a small clip from the best racing film of all time! Oh my lord the sound of that porsche.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoQKJXYA7d8

    hairyneep
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    5 cylinder turbo Quattro

    jova54
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    V8 fitted to the Mercedes WSPC cars of the 1980’s. You didn’t hear them as much as feel them.

    Also the Jaguar V12 fitted to XJR racers of the same era. Different noise but glorious sound down the Mulsanne Straight.

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    Ducati V Twin with Termis on it sounds pretty nice.

    Too right

    And the Ducati Desmosedici V4 is even sweeter still!

    jahwomble
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    The 420 bhp chevrolet LT1 small block v8 with, holley four barrel 450cfm carbs and edelbrock steel twin-four branch shorty extractor manifolds running through a pair of corvair turbo mufflers and three inch pipes, like what my ’90 Vette has.

    jahwomble
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    in my opinion obviously…….

    johnhoo
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    Rolls Royce Merlin.

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    Hmm yes. Merlin. Difficult to argue against that.
    Must admit to quite liking the V12 Ferrari GT racers too

    voiplondon
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    My Uncle had a ’71 Corvette custom build with a V8 and huge exahusts coming out just along the doors. What a rumble.

    Been to many MotoGP, and strangely, the best noise I’ve ever heard from their engines was just before a corner at Assen on overun. They sound sweet on full chat, but on overun was better. Used to love the 500’s too.

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    5 cylinder Audi non turbo with mechanical injection for that wee bit of roughness. lovely

    AndyP
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    Rolls Royce Merlin.
    Almost. 4 Rolls Royce Merlins, attached to a Lancaster.

    boobs
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    Mclaren SLR thingy hooning around Millbrook bowl at god knows what speed. Even sounds good on idle..

    There’s a Rolls Royce Merlin engine you can see at the Donington Race Museum. Pretty amazing what’s in there, amongst the many F1 cars. Also been here:

    http://www.museomorbidelli.it/

    and it was closed, but Mr Morbidelli saw us snooping, and after a bit of uncertainty, realised we were into our bikes, and showed us round. Even rang his wife to say he’d be late. There’s about 5 rows, and that’s about half the length of one. Every one mounted on a mirror, so you can see underneath. Rossi’s dad raced for him too. 🙂

    mc
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    I’ve got a thing for straight 6s.

    Straight 6 DB7’s just sound sweet from idle right through to flat out. Maybe not as quick as the V8s/12s, but they just sound perfect.

    Although, I also like the sound of a nice 6 cylinder lorry just plodding along on full power.

    richardk
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    3.2 litre flat 6, air cooled of course.

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    SteveTheBarbarian – Member

    Been to many MotoGP, and strangely, the best noise I’ve ever heard from their engines was just before a corner at Assen on overun. They sound sweet on full chat, but on overun was better. Used to love the 500’s too.

    Oooh yeah, the absolute best one was the Aprilia RS3 cube on the overrun… Flames spitting out of the unsilenced exhaust! Mad mad mad bike that was, amazing engine though!

    zaskar
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    Any decent V6-you can the engine spin rather than just a roar.

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    Sulzer 8RND90!

    Kuco
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    I agree a Spitfire flying low and doing a hard banked turn sounds loverly.

    Almost forgot. There was one of these in that museum:

    Morbidelli V8 🙂

    That sounds awesome Coroded.

    60s brit twins. nice deep throaty roar

    ski
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    Anyone know what car was used in Rendezvous?

    Rendezvous

    djglover
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    Not the best by any means, but my neighbour has the V6 audi, and is so smooth and quiet as he pulls away each morning compared to all the Diesels that the rest of the street drive.

    markenduro
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    The F1 pace car (merc sl63 amg)takes some beating, sounds better than the f1 cars

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    Ok then, which motor sounds sweetest?
    4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 cylinders? Only 4 but I love the sound of a Cosworth BDA at full chat in an old RS Escort

    Beat that if you think you can

    Ok has to be the Corvette C6R race car exiting Arnage corner at Le Mans. At 2am you can feel the car coming through the dark way before you see it!

    The Lambo Countach in Canonball Rund sounded great – from about 2 mins in:

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    ski – its supposed to be a Ferrari but the theory is that that engine noise was put on afterwards – some of the gear changes come in the wrong place IIRC.

    That Lotus that they had on a Top Gear a while back made a nice noise (Lotus ’74?)
    Also, agree with old Ford Escort on t’cam

    Have seen Sauber Mercedes at donnington and they made a good noise too

    modern F1 cars can sound awesome at the right time- a single f1 car on a deserted hanger straight, that’ll make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck!

    Any Ducati V twin. 4 cylinder 2 stroke 500s from the 80s and the Spitfire(I’m Stoke born and bred)

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    Any flat plane V8 at full tilt (Lotus Esprit, TVR Speed 8), Napier Deltic, KTM LC8, Alfa 3.0 V6 – but not the GM-sourced miserable whining heap that they now fit.

    renton
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    my old mk4 gold v5 with stainless exhaust !! or my mates TL1000 with akropovic cans , it used to set all the car alarms off when he went up the street!!

    lammy
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    have to say jag e-type v12 pretty sweet, but my fave is the audi s4, the 4.2 v8 version. That is sick!

    Filthy
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    Top fuel V8 with a mahoosive charger on it… more of a feel than a sound, I quite like the sound of a flat 4 too but it has to be in a VW not a scooby with a stupid phssst valve

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