If you’re in the market for a Porsche 911 right now, you can only buy one that’s turbocharged, excluding the naturally-aspirated units in the unobtanium GT3 variants. So, what does a new turbo Porsche 911 sound like? I strapped a microphone to the back of a 2017 911 Carrera S while driving through twisty California…
The Aston Martin DB11 follows the increasingly worrying trend in expensive cars that they are loud loud grr ahem loud, especially when you start them up. The new DB11, however, also offers a hush soft whisper whisper quiet mode.
This is Ryan Tuerck’s Formula Drift Not-A-Scion-FR-S doing some testing up at The Ridge in rainy Washington State. It sounds like a large turbocharger that happens to have a straight six attached to it.
The V8 is a classic engine configuration with a classic accepted noise, but there are actually a ton of different sounds that you can get out of eight cylinders in a vee.
This is Graeme Wright Jr. running the famous Shelsey Walsh Hillclimb in his self-built Predator single-seater chassis. Behind him is a 3.5-liter V10 engine pulled from an Arrows F1 car. It produces a solid wall of sound.
If you’ve been disappointed with the blurpy blorp of the BMW M3’s turbocharged straight six, cheer up by listening to the glorious howl of this Aston Martin race car engine.
No music. No British car reviewer screaming in your ear about steering feel. No commentary whatsoever. It’s just the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, flat out.
This is a Mazda RX-8 with a three-quarter drag chassis, and a three-rotor Wankel engine equipped with three turbochargers. It is a silly car, and it does silly things. For instance, it shoots many flames.
When an automaker randomly gives their otherwise boring economy sedan a beautiful sound or hit it out of the park on a sports car, they deserve some recognition. These are ten cars that sound unexpectedly amazing.
The new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro with the V6 might look like a very steady continuation of the whole Camaro theme. But that’s just the looks. The sound is something different.
Think the trademark boxer rumble of a Subaru is all about the boxer engine layout? Listen to this Honda and think again.
When you talk about a car’s noise, usually you’re thinking of the exhaust. But do not forget the distinct sound of the engine’s intake. Here’s a perfect example of what that’s like.
If you couldn't understand why anyone spent big money to purchase a car Ferrari wouldn't let you take home a few years ago, we'd guess this video will go a long way towards explaining it.
Pure sound. No Music. A Group B Ferrari, a Group B Lancia, Fords and Porsches all sliding around Belgium's legendary Spa F1 circuit. This is last weekend's Legend Boucles de Spa rally and it is awesomely sonorific.
Bill Auberlen, current M3 GT2 driver and previous BMW aerobatics practitioner, takes us to a magical place. This is what it sounds like nestled in the cockpit of a McLaren F1 GTR, utterly enveloped in that howling V12.
The Breadvan could have a Peugeot diesel and it would still be the coolest punk racecar ever built. Thankfully, it hasn't got a Peugeot diesel. It's got a 3.0-liter V12 whose sound is utterly beyond adjectives. Volume at 11, go.