All have a wonderful symphony of internal combustion.
Who doesn't love a good exhaust note? When we do automobile reviews, we factor in many aspects such as driving dynamics, interior technology and safety. However, more important that any of those things is how good the car sounds. We're joking of course, but a good exhaust note is what makes a dull car exciting and makes the hair on your neck stand up while you floor it. For those reasons, we have decided to choose our five favorite sounding cars that were revealed in 2016.
The Mercedes-AMG GT is one of the best sounding sports cars on the market. AMG decided to take it one step further with the GT R, which boosts the standard 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 up to 577 horsepower. AMG has proven that turbocharged cars can still sound fantastic, and this thing backfires with a vengeful fury.
The Jaguar F-Type is another sports car that didn't need a lot of help in the sound department. Jaguar decided to make the F-Type even more insane with the more powerful SVR model. The 5.0-liter supercharged V8 now pumps out 575 hp and enough noise to make pedestrians go deaf.
Ferrari decide to rename the FF with the much more complicated name, GTC4Lusso. The base engine is a 610 hp 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8, which sounds pretty good. However, it can't match the holy noise that the 680 hp 6.3-liter V12 emits. The V12 engine itself is a work of art, and the sound it makes is absolutely beautiful.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the only American car on this list. The new 2017 Camaro ZL1 is powered by the same supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 as the Corvette Z06. In the ZL1, the engine produces 640 hp which sounds amazing thanks to a dual-mode exhaust.
The Aston Martin Vantage has been around for a long time, but it is still one of the best sounding cars on the market. The GT8 is the newest, lightweight track Vantage and comes with a more powerful version of the standard car's 4.7-liter V8, now making 440 hp. Like most Aston Martins, the GT8's exhaust is like music.