Maybe all those clichés about engines roaring and barking and growling like animals aren't so far off.


10.) Possum/A Car That Won't Start

Who knew a possum sounded eerily like an old MG that doesn't want to start?

Suggested By: Viperfan1


9.) Housefly/Nissan Leaf

You might be thinking, "hey, houseflies just make a high pitched buzzing sound." You're right, but so does the Nissan Leaf.

Suggested By: zeien


8.) Bugling Elk/Starting A Car That's Already Running

This is a bit obscure, but the high-pitched call of the Bugling Elk sounds like the lovely high pitched cranking you get when you try to start a car that's already running.

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Suggested By: Lumpy44


7.) Lion/Ford GT

Maybe this is the reason the mighty Ford GT strikes fear into all who hear it. Either that or maybe lions hate Enzo Ferrari too.

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Suggested By: CAcoalminer


6.) Screaming Goat/V10 F1 Car

Those bemoaning the end of the V10 era in F1 might be wise to pay a visit to their local petting zoo to get some of that sound they miss so dearly.

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Suggested By: EL_ULY


5.) Bear/Older Ford Mustang

Both a bear and this Ford modular V8 mean business. I wouldn't mess with either of them.

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Suggested By: Arch Duke Maxyenko, SHAZAM!


4.) Emperor Penguin/V6 F1 Hybrid

Emperor Penguins – is there anything they can't do? They're cute as hell and sound like modern F1 cars!

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Suggested By: In a Mini; let them mock me as My Mini Countryman is higher than you


3.) Swarm Of Bees/Mazda RX-7

Don't take someone with apiphobia to a Spec RX-7 race.

Suggested By: McMike


2.) Tiger/Hellcat

It honestly wouldn't surprise me if the engineers at SRT actually modeled the Hellcat's exhaust note on a pissed off tiger.

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Suggested By: Lumpy44


1.) Lyrebird/Any Car You Want

The incredible lyrebird doesn't sound like any one car specifically, but rather, any car you want. Someone needs to put a lyrebird next to a Ferrari 250 GTO and make some magic happen.

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Suggested By: sm70 - why not Duesenberg?

Welcome back to Answers of the Day - our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best ten responses from the previous day's Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It's by you and for you, the Jalopnik readers. Enjoy!

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