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Perhaps the best way to start your Saturday morning: Refill your coffee, select HD and full screen and crank up the speakers for 8:44 of the best ear candy around.
Who ever said Porsches were track day cars? These folks in Spain, Germany and Belgium flog their Porsches like they were mean to be flogged!
Thanks to Dede Seward for the tip.
It just occurred to me that we could include this in the Best Sounding Racecar Ever file.
When most of us think of the best sounding race cars of all time, we think beyond the recent past. Cars from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s typically are the ones we think of. When we began this topic there was a number of people who threw out a more modern car: Mazda’s 787B endurance racer. There are few engines that emit such an unbelievable wail as a rotary, thanks to the high rpm’s they operate at.
Built in 1990 and 91 for the World Sportscar Championship and the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship there were only 5 cars built. While not having the same outright speed as some of the competition, the 787B was so reliable that it won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans with Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler, and Bertrand Gachot at the wheel. It was the only Japanese car to win Le Mans and the only winner to use other than a reciprocating engine.
Thanks to the joys of Youtube we have a couple of videos to share.
Static warm up
After the break, make sure no one is around and then crank the speakers to hear this monster at full song.
Sticking with the classics for today, it would be hard to top the guttural monster that is the Auto Union Type C when it is woken up.
If one slightly grumpy Type C shakes the earth, then how about 3? More after the break:
I’m bringing this argument back for just a second. Watch this video. This is what gets my blood pumping. The early nineties marked the dawn of what I’m going to call the “technology era” of rally. The Subaru Impreza was one of the top cars of the decade, due to its low center of gravity, excellent drivetrain packaging and light weight.
“Satan drives a BRM V16 inÃ¯Â»Â¿ hell and scares the poor tormented souls with it as he passes by.”
Youtube user SteveSpicerPortsmuth
If ever there was an excuse for buying good quality speakers or headphones for your computer, this soundtrack is it. Forget about the slideshow, just close your eyes and follow this 1.5 liter, 16 cylinder monster as it laps your psyche. Absolutely a monumental symphony of mechanical music courtesy of 50’s era Grand prix racing, British style.
The following may be a rather embarrassing moment for the driver of this GT40 or perhaps the beast has just been angered by the mistake. Either way, this is one angry sounding monster of internal combustion.
The Canadian Motor Sport History Group on Yahoo has a bit of a fun debate on the go at the moment which I thought we should spend some time with it here in The Garage: In your opinion, what is the best sounding race car of all time?
The discussion has been broken down into 4, 6 and 8 cylinder engines to start with. Of course this rapidly changed with the acknowledgement of 10, 12 and 16 cylinder monsters.
So far, there are some pretty serious contenders.
VW Bug turbo drag car
On contributor feels that most 4’s sound like crap