Everyone mythologizes the sounds of vintage sports cars of the 1960s and back, that their engines had some ineffable qualities that modern ones can’t match. But this guy stuffed a modernized Ferrari engine into his Dino and it sounds incredible.
The engine in question is slightly strange: Ferrari supercollector (who once got shunned by the factory for being Too Online) David Lee got a Ferrari F40 block, dropped the turbos and ran it naturally-aspirated through eight lovely velocity stacks.
Velocity stacks. That’s what you want.
The engine is also bored out from 2.9 to 3.6 liters, though that’s not what I find interesting. It’s the noise. It’s quite good, as captured in this Petrolicious vid:
We drove this thing, actually, and can report that, yes, it’s as good as you’d hope.