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.
There are big V8s and little V8s. There are lumpy cam low-idle V8s and flat plane high-rev V8s. You can find them with open headers and eight-into-one tubular exhausts. Some have superchargers, others have turbos.
And these all have very different sounds.
But I think we can all agree that the ones that sound the best are the ones that sound like Planet Earth is being pulled apart at its seams, and a rumbling, hissing, torrent of death is about to engulf your pitiful existence.
So which V8 do you think sounds the most like that?
Not bad, huh?