Who says you need eight cylinders to make a great noise?
Everyone has their own opinion about the best-sounding cars on sale today. Many people think that you need at least eight cylinders to have a great sounding engine, while others believe than no less than twelve will do. We happen to think that V10 engines can actually create the best sound, but some cars can still sound amazing with a V6 engine. We wanted to exclude inline-six and flat-six engines because they could be their own list. We have chosen (what we believe to be) the best-sounding V6-engined cars of all time, and have complied our top five.
The Jaguar F-Type has a reputation for being one of the loudest cars on the market. The larger V8 model may be louder, but we love the 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Jaguar may have engineered the car to be a bit artificial, but we can't help but drool every time we hear the F-Type rev.
The Volkswagen VR6 engine was unique because it was a V6 that only used one cylinder head. This meant that the V6 was narrow angle and was almost an inline-six. This gave the engine a unique sound that is unrivaled even today. The Golf R32 with this engine is still one of our favorite V6 sounds of all time.
We clearly had to put the Lancia Stratos on this list because it is powered by a 2.4-liter Ferrari Dino V6. This may be the least powerful engine on the list (just 190 hp), but wait until you hear how amazing this thing sounds even 40 years later.
We decided to put an oddball on this list, the Mazda MX-3. This car was powered by a 1.8-liter engine, which was the smallest V6 ever sold in the US. These cars have been almost completely forgotten by history, but we think that it has a V6 sound that rivals some of the best.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the second car on this list to pack Ferrari power. We still don't know for sure whether or not the Giulia's 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 is really the California T engine with two cylinders lobbed off, but either way it sounds fantastic.
We know that we may have left off one of your favorites, so tell us your top five in the comments! Also, let us know what engine configuration you think makes the best sound, and which one you'd like to see us do a top five on.