Come for the race; stay for the sound.
The following drag race video sees two of the best sounding cars in the business go head to head: an E60 generation BMW M5, and a modern Ferrari F8 Tributo. The one has ten cylinders, the other a bunch of turbos, and they've both stolen our hearts.
The E60 BMW M5 was first introduced in 2004, and blew the performance motoring world away with its naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V10 engine. This motor produces 500 horsepower at a lofty 7,750 rpm, and 384 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission.
The E60 M5's performance figures aren't massively impressive by today's standards, but back in 2004 it could get to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds (the car has been recorded doing 0-62 mph sprints in 4.1 seconds), and could top out at 190 mph. The E60 M5 also managed to lap the Nurburgring in 8:13 minutes despite a hefty curb weight of over 4,000 lbs.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo, on the other hand, is a properly sorted modern supercar. This prancing horse is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 710 hp at 8000 rpm and 568 lb-ft of torque at 3250 rpm. Power is sent to the rear via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Combine all that power and tech with a curb weight of only 2,932 pounds, and you've got yourself a car that will bolt to 60 mph in only 2.9 seconds, and top out at 211 mph.
The BMW is clearly the underdog here, and the outcome is rather predictable, but there's one big reason why we still love this video: the sound. The BMW's V10 engine sounds like an early 2000s V10 -powered F1 car, and the Ferrari doesn't sound bad either. Off the line, the BMW gets a good launch, but the Ferrari is simply faster, and shoots out of the starting blocks like a raccoon on fire. The slow shifts of the BMW's dated gearbox can be heard as it shreds down the track, and the Ferrari can be seen widening the gap with each shift. Ignore the results, just close your eyes and take in the beautiful sounds.