Seven of the Best-Sounding Road-Going V8s Ever Made

Nothing beats the rumble of a great V8 engine.

"Andrew Trahan"

Yesterday we asked you to pick the best-sounding road-going V8 cars. As always, there were a ton of responses. These were the most popular answers.

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Mercedes-AMG M156

The M156 was the first engine developed entirely by Mercedes's AMG performance division, so it's no surprise to see it on this list. The 6.2-liter engine was used in a variety of AMG cars throughout the late 2000s, including the C63, E63, R63, and CLK63. An evolution of this engine, the M159, made its way into the SLS AMG.

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Chevrolet LS7

Chevrolet makes some of the best V8 engines on Earth, but the LS7 deserves a special mention. Featured in the last-gen Corvette Z06 and Camaro Z/28, the 7.0-liter motor makes tons of torque and sounds absolutely astonishing.

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Ferrari F136 FL

The 4.5-liter flat-crank V8 found in the 458 Speciale was the last naturally aspirated V8 engine from Ferrari before the automaker went all-turbo. The 488 Pista is certainly more capable, but there's no beating that raspy high-RPM scream.

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Ford 5.2-liter "Voodoo"

The 5.2-liter "Voodoo" V8 is based on Ford's Coyote engine, except it uses a flat-plane crankshaft. Specifically designed for use in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, it makes 526 horsepower, and sounds unlike any other American pony car.

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Ford 5.4-liter Supercharged

The 5.4-liter supercharged V8 found in the last-gen Ford GT is a highly specialized, all-aluminum version of Ford's modular motor. It features a dry sump, two fuel injectors per cylinder, and oil squirters for the piston skirts. Oh, and it also makes a phenomenal noise.

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Jaguar AJ133

The AJ133 V8 is an evolution of Jaguar's AJ-8 engine, which has been in production since 1996. Featured in cars like the Jaguar F-Type SVR and Range Rover Sport SVR, it creates a cacophony of pops and bangs that amount to one seriously enjoyable engine note.

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The BMW S65 is essentially BMW's S85 V10 engine with two cylinders lopped off. The 4.0-liter block came standard in the last-gen M3, capable of revving all the way to 8500 RPM. Understandably, it sounds lovely.

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