The Best-Sounding Race Cars on Earth

The best of the best.

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Race cars make some of the greatest sounds on the planet. Here are the best of all time, according to you.

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The V12 found in the MS670C displaces just 3.0 liters. Smaller-displacement engines usually sound better, and this one is no different.

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What's better than a 12-cylinder engine? A 16-cylinder engine, of course. Not many cars can make the 16-cylinder count claim to fame, but this BRM can.

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It's hard to beat a high-strung naturally-aspirated German V8. The powerplant found in BMW's Z4 race car delivers.

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Audi Quattro Group B

The combination of turbocharger whoosh, anti-lag, and blow-off valve sounds that come from Audi's Group B legend can be extremely addictive.

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Mazda 787B

Though the 787 won Le Mans, that's not what it's most famous for. That wild four-rotor shriek is what fans really love most.

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Lamborghini Huracan GT3

Italian V12s are great and all, but Italian V10s deserve a mention too. The one found in the Huracan GT3 makes a raspy noise unlike anything else in the field (besides the Audi R8 GT3, of course).

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Corvette C7.R

In a sea of hybrids and turbochargers, it's refreshing to hear the thunderous V8 roar of Chevy's Corvette race car. We can't wait to see it running at Le Mans this year.

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Any V10-Powered F1 Car

Most F1 fans agree the best era for engine noise in the sport was the V10 era. The high-pitch screams as cars approached 20,000 RPM were truly wonderful to listen to.

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McLaren-Chevy Can Am

This video doesn't have any driving footage, but it's a good way to show just how loud these Chevy-powered Can Am cars really are.

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McLaren F1 GTR

The V12 powerplant found in the iconic F1 was sourced from BMW. It sounds the best in GTR form.

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Aston Martin DBR9

The DBR9 may not be know for its racing pedigree, but there's no denying it sounds incredible.

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Ferrari 412 T2

Ferrari's '90s V12 F1 car is perhaps the greatest-sounding V12 of all time. Listen for yourself and tell me I'm wrong.

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