17 of the Best-Sounding Road-Going V-8s Ever Made

Nothing beats the rumble of a great V-8 engine.

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The V-8 engine is an icon. When it comes to sound, it can't be topped. Here are some of the best-sounding road-going V-8s on the planet.

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Chevrolet LT5

The LT5 is the name for the supercharged motor powering the massively capable Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. It's so big, Chevy had to cut a hole in the hood to make it fit. Acceptable, considering the engine's 755-horsepower rating and wonderful exhaust note.

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BMW S62

The E39-generation BMW M5 has a lot of things going for it, one of them being the fantastic V-8 under the hood. It's nice and torquey down low, and makes an intoxicating wail as you approach redline. We can't get enough of it.

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Hartley V-8

This Ariel Atom's V8 is actually just two Suzuki Hayabusa four-cylinder engines grafted together by a company in the UK called Hartley. It's a purpose-built race engine, but since the Atom V8 is road-legal, it deserves a spot on this list.

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Dodge 6.2-Liter Hemi Supercharged Hellcat

The Hemi V-8 under the hood of the Challenger and Charger Hellcats is a gem. It's everything you want from a massive, muscular American engine with a bit of supercharger whine added for good measure.

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Lexus 2UR-GSE

While most other manufacturers have switched to small cylinder-counts and forced induction, Lexus has stood firm with its naturally aspirated V-8 powertrain. You can get the 2UR-GSE in the RC F, GS F, and LC500. They all sound wonderful.

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Aston Martin AJ37

The last Aston Martin V8 Vantage wasn't known for its speed, but what it lacked in outright pace it made up for in looks and sound. That naturally-aspirated engine under the hood is truly a masterpiece.

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McLaren M840T

The M840T is the successor to McLaren's original road-going turbo V-8, the M838T. It's found in the 720S and the Senna. It displaces 4.0 liters, and despite using forced induction, creates a lot of crazy noises.

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Alfa Romeo 2.6-Liter

The 2.6-liter V-8 found under the hood of the Alfa Romeo Montral doesn't sound as European as you'd expect. Instead, it's more akin to a high-strung American race engine. Not that we're complaining.

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Ferrari Tipo F129B

If you want something that sounds like a vintage F1 car for the road, look no further than the F355. In addition to its stellar looks and magnificent driving experience, you get one of the best raspy, high-pitch V-8 screams on earth.

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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 V-8 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 Tipo F136 FL

The 4.5-liter flat-crank V-8 found in the 458 Speciale was the last naturally aspirated V-8 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" V-8 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 5.2-Liter Supercharged

The new Mustang Shelby GT500 isn't technically on the road yet, but we still think it deserves a spot here. It uses a supercharged cross-plane crank version of the GT350's engine, and makes a totally different, equally wild noise.

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Ford 5.4-liter Supercharged

The 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 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 V-8 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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BMW S65

The BMW S65 is essentially BMW's S85 V-10 engine with two cylinders lopped off. The 4.0-liter block came standard in E92-generation M3, capable of revving all the way to 8500 RPM. Understandably, it sounds lovely.

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