The Ferrari F430 is a car you buy for the sound. That wailing V8 is the automotive equivalent of a money shot. Can the inline-four of a third-gen Acura Integra actually ape the Ferrari's killer app?

The Ferrari's engine is a flat-plane V8, so it doesn't have the kind of low-down burble you find in muscle cars. Unless you're listening closely, it really does sound like two inline-fours grafted together, or do you think I'm completely insane?

(Hat tip to Chris!)