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
Some like straight sixes more than vees
Eight and up
Ford 427 drag car
McLaren Can Am car
Bugatti straight 8
V12 Ferrari of your choice
So far I don’t think anyone has offered up a sweet sounding 3 or 5 cylinder though perhaps an Audi Uber Quattro could be considered a contender.
Just to spice this up a little, I’m going to be posting some videos/sound clips over the coming days to showcase some mechanical music. First up is a supercharged Ford 427 in a slingshot dragster filmed at the California Hot Rod Reunion in 2005 by youtube user gofish123. Turn it up!
Once you’ve watched and listened, leave a comment with your favorite and I’ll try to find a clip of it.