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If You’re in Automotive College, You’ll Love this List of the Best Sounding Cars

Published on January 7, 2021 by in Blog, CATI

If You’re in Automotive College, You’ll Love This List of the Best Sounding Cars

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It’s common to see people focusing on exterior design or general specs when purchasing or admiring a car. Although many people tend to prioritize these factors, there are still others who enjoy the special sound of a particularly pleasing engine. Contrary to what some might think, a car’s engine exhaust can produce a wide range of notes, resulting in a unique sound that many recognize instantly. 

Great sounding cars have always been popular, often becoming a topic of debate and discussion among car-lovers around the world. Here are five of the most commonly discussed best sounding cars. 

1991 Mazda 787B

The Mazda 787B uses a 2.6-litre four-rotor Wankel engine, producing 700 hp at around the 8,500 to 9,000 rpm redline. It also made history at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, considered to be the world’s oldest and most influential sports car endurance race. In 1991, the Mazda 787B was the first Japanese car to win the race, and is still known as the only car to win with a rotary engine. Its engine produces a unique exhaust sound, making it a crowd favourite among car enthusiasts worldwide. 

2010 Lexus LFA

The 2010 Lexus LFA (Lexus Fuji Apex) is known as a rare supercar, with only 500 cars produced from around 2011 to 2012. The Lexus LFA comes with a 4.8-litre V10 engine, producing 552 hp at 9,000 rpm. The car was officially introduced at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, and was designed with racecar engineering methods, making its parts removable and replaceable to repair damage easily. With its design and engine in mind, it’s no wonder that the engine sound is one of the more iconic ones around. 

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

Students in automotive training schools might want to hear all about the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, which is known for its tuneful exhaust notes. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R comes with a 5.2-liter V8, but is unique from all other V8 engines. This one includes a special crankshaft that enables the engine to rev higher, giving the engine sound a wilder and fiercer edge. 

Check out this short clip of what the car sounds like:

2011 Mercedes SLS AMG

The Mercedes SLS AMG has been manufactured from 2011 to 2015, featuring a naturally-aspirated 6.2-litre V8 engine. It might be easy to forget this one with tough competition from other manufacturers, but this model stills rates highly among car enthusiasts for having an incredible exhaust sound. Its precise handling creates a masterful driving experience, further enhanced by its powerful engine sound. 

2015 Ferrari F12tdf 

It’s no secret that the Ferrari F12tdf is a popular point of discussion among many with an auto career. The F12tdf, named after the Tour de France, is iconic for a reason (with only 799 units produced). It builds on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, using a 6.3-litre V12 engine that produces 780 hp at 8,500 rpm, and 520 lb-ft of torque at 6,750 rpm. As expected, it’s incredibly fast—with a top speed of over 339 km/h. Its sound is just as thrilling as the rest of the package.

Here’s a short clip to give you an idea:

 

Why Great Sounding Cars Might Matter to Those in Automotive Training Schools

If you consider yourself a car enthusiast, then you might be interested in knowing why a great engine sound matters to many of your colleagues and clients. According to this study, engine sound affects how drivers perceive their speed. Apart from this, for many, the engine sound can be considered as an auditory experience, representing a kind of signature by the manufacturer. Quiet or loud, the engine sound serves to reflect the car design, hinting at its performance. These additional aspects should be appreciated when considering what exactly makes a great sounding car. 

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