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      12-06-2019 08:48 PM #1
      It's just a matter of time before we lose the intoxicating sounds, revs and rumbles of I.C. engines. So, excluding exotics, what I.C. engine (V8, 6cyl, etc..) should people or you would like to experience/own before they are history.

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      12-06-2019 08:53 PM #2
      INB4V8whatever (not knocking V-8s, just gotta throw something else in)

      My nomination: the 2.5T in the RS3. I got to drive a V10 R8 and VR6T at an Audi driving event, but the RS3 was the car I left there craving. The burble and weird exhaust note were intoxicating. I'd love to drive the TT-RS one day too.

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      12-06-2019 09:04 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      INB4V8whatever (not knocking V-8s, just gotta throw something else in)

      My nomination: the 2.5T in the RS3. I got to drive a V10 R8 and VR6T at an Audi driving event, but the RS3 was the car I left there craving. The burble and weird exhaust note were intoxicating. I'd love to drive the TT-RS one day too.
      High revving 4 cylinders get my vote... 8th gen Civic Si is amazing, what with the absolutely PERFECT gear ratios and 8000 rpm screamer. Hitting VTEC in that thing was beyond addicting. The 2zz-ge in my matrix is close, but they ****ed the gearing up pretty bad in this car and it really lacks that always within reach VTEC that the Honda had...
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    5. 12-06-2019 09:16 PM #4
      Rotary engine.

    6. 12-06-2019 10:21 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post
      Rotary engine.
      My plan for the end of widespread ICE usage is to buy an RX7. I'll gladly daily an electric car if I know I have a loud, firespitting, fuel consuming rotary for fun.

      Alternatively, the V10 in the viper.

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      12-06-2019 10:26 PM #6
      I really liked the VQ37HR in my G37. I know some find it coarse at higher revs, but I had intakes and a Borla exhaust and to me it sounded great and just loved to be wound out.

      Also, LS3 (obvious choice is obvious).

    8. 12-06-2019 10:36 PM #7
      EJ257.

      Old school feel, turbo lag, boxer, there’s never going to be anything with that 90s feel built new again.

      The STI also might just be the last car with hydraulic steering, not electric.

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      12-06-2019 10:45 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Ilikewaffles View Post
      EJ257.

      Old school feel, turbo lag, boxer, there’s never going to be anything with that 90s feel built new again.

      The STI also might just be the last car with hydraulic steering, not electric.
      I like this choice as well.

      I had an 05 FXT 5 speed (only the 04 and 05 FXT had the EJ257). Also had swapped in an STi steering rack among other STi parts, including a VF39. I think the rack edged out the VF39 as my favorite upgrade.

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      12-06-2019 10:47 PM #10
      Bentley Mulsanne engine, which is the ultimate evolution of a 1959 design.

      OK, fine, excluding exotics, Hellcat.

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      12-06-2019 10:54 PM #11
      Anything that revs to 9,000 RPM.

      Slow Car Fast

    13. 12-06-2019 11:04 PM #12
      The VR6 in any displacement, but preferably 3.2.

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      12-06-2019 11:05 PM #13
      The motors I will love and remember on my death bed -

      Audi five cylinder turbos. Any generation.

      Almost any naturally aspirated BMW in-line-6

      VR6 GTI or R32

      The high revving 4-cylinder VTEC motors in the Integra Type-R and the S2000

      AMG twin turbo V8

      BMW V10

      Ford Voodoo motor

      Uh no bias or anything but
      Chevrolet LS7
      (Actually, I can claim no bias, I didn’t love the motor until I tried one)

      Porsche 911/Turbo of pretty much any generation, air- or water-cooled

      Porsche GT motors...

      Oh who am I kidding, I’ve never driven a flat six I didn’t like, including the Subaru’s.
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      12-06-2019 11:19 PM #14
      What's a 1 Litter?

      The Ford Contour's 2.5 Liter V6. You're just not going to get a sound and feel like that in any car under $50k.

      I'm also partial to the BMW V8. Smooth, nice noises and wonderful blend of sophistication and anger.

      The Rotary is an interesting experience as well.

      The old Honda B16 and the Subaru turbo 4, as well as the 4G63 should be on that list.

      Oh, and the turbo Audi 5 cylinder. While the 20V is a riot, the 10V had a feel and sound that is just so unique.

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      12-06-2019 11:21 PM #15
      A V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft would have to be it.

      My second favourite would have to be the VR6. Specifically the earlier ones with an aluminum intake manifold.

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      12-06-2019 11:36 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      The Ford Contour's 2.5 Liter V6. You're just not going to get a sound and feel like that in any car under $50k.
      It sounded pretty good in the Jaguar X-Type too.

      VW's 2.5L 5cyl sounded nice when pushed hard.

      VW's 1192cc "40 Horse" was smooth as a sewing machine, and had about as much power.
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    18. 12-06-2019 11:42 PM #17
      Detroit Diesel. Any of them. Because 2-stroke "screaming Jimmy". Doesn't matter that they're slow.


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      CBX with a header.

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      How has no Ferrari V12 been mentioned?

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      12-07-2019 02:40 AM #20
      Tuned and deleted M57. 600ftlbs and 40mpg+ never felt so good.

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      12-07-2019 04:28 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Tommietank View Post
      Anything that revs to 9,000 RPM.

      My man.


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      12-07-2019 04:48 AM #23
      MK4 Jetta 5 speed manual with the 2.slow. It’s always pedal to the metal.


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      12-07-2019 08:39 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      INB4V8whatever.
      Grounds for banning.

      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      The motors I will love and remember on my death bed -

      Audi five cylinder turbos. Any generation.

      Almost any naturally aspirated BMW in-line-6

      VR6 GTI or R32

      The high revving 4-cylinder VTEC motors in the Integra Type-R and the S2000

      AMG twin turbo V8

      BMW V10

      Ford Voodoo motor

      Uh no bias or anything but
      Chevrolet LS7
      (Actually, I can claim no bias, I didn’t love the motor until I tried one)

      Porsche 911/Turbo of pretty much any generation, air- or water-cooled

      Porsche GT motors...

      Oh who am I kidding, I’ve never driven a flat six I didn’t like, including the Subaru’s.
      Now *this* is a list I can get behind.
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      12-07-2019 09:22 AM #25
      Not to sound like a broken record, but anyone who hasn’t tried an air cooled VW with enough mods to make it really scream is missing something. I mean 2+ liters of displacement and 7500 rpm. It takes good heads, a nice header and most importantly enough cam overlap and two 2 barrel carbs or two throttle bodies. The sound the exhaust makes in one isn’t that great (as noisy stinger exhausts clearly demonstrate) but the sound from the intakes when you stomp in? It’s an aural treat not to be missed and a good one will push you. Hard. having enough power for 12 second quarters isn’t bad, either.


      Quote Originally Posted by Mark Vier View Post
      MK4 Jetta 5 speed manual with the 2.slow. It’s always pedal to the metal.
      He thinks a car with 115 hp and weighs 2700 lbs. is slow. Also, boring engine is boring. It’d need mods like described above to have a good feel.
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