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      12-07-2019 09:28 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by elite.mafia View Post
      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...
      I cannot stress enough how correct you are. Matching the revs to the gearbox brings it to the oft quoted next level. To grab the next gear and to be right in the meat of the power and is heavenly. My Jetta 2.0 16V is the only car I’ve owned that I’ve truly been happy with the gearing. Honda has done that better than just about any other mass market manufacturer. I suppose I need to try the 8th generation specifically, then!


      Quote Originally Posted by Tommietank View Post
      Anything that revs to 9,000 RPM.

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      12-07-2019 09:31 AM #27
      3RD Gen 5.0 Coyote (17+ Mustang GT).

      "VTEC" (lol) meets V8. 7500RPM of glory. And that's stock..

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      12-07-2019 09:53 AM #28
      A big block V8 getting on the cam right after the secondaries open up. It's just such an experience. The stopwatch doesn't matter. I see why all the old timers thought their cars were faster. It just rips and snorts and pulls and sways. And then letting it engine brake....oh man what a sound.

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      12-07-2019 11:53 AM #29
      For me, it's a porsche flat 6 and pretty much any other performance car with a v8 or greater cylinder count.

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      12-07-2019 12:02 PM #30
      My favorite motors were a built 911 3.2 with hi comp pistons, cams, custom exhaust and chip. LS1 in my Chevy SS. Aprilia V4 and a Yamaha R1. Oh, and my RZ350 with a 398 fully matched, ported with chambers.
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      12-07-2019 12:04 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Hellgate View Post
      Aprilia V4 and a Yamaha R1.
      This is a good point--we've only mentioned autos but as far as ICE goes some of the most emotion inspiring motors are in bikes and other vehicles.

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      12-07-2019 12:29 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ghost03 View Post
      This is a good point--we've only mentioned autos but as far as ICE goes some of the most emotion inspiring motors are in bikes and other vehicles.
      Yep.

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      12-07-2019 01:11 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by ghost03 View Post
      This is a good point--we've only mentioned autos but as far as ICE goes some of the most emotion inspiring motors are in bikes and other vehicles.
      No, I mentioned a CBX a while back...it’s just you guys are too young to know what is is!

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      12-07-2019 01:12 PM #34
      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.


      Agreed. The 2.5 TFSI is something to experience. I don't want another Audi, but I do want to have another of those engines in a car I own. Such character.
      I'm partial to 9a1 engines also.

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      12-07-2019 01:16 PM #35
      All of them.

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      12-07-2019 06:27 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Dirtmvr View Post
      No, I mentioned a CBX a while back...it’s just you guys are too young to know what is is!
      Welp I missed that, but now I'm googling CBX exhaust note so I'll consider that a win.

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      12-07-2019 06:47 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Dirtmvr View Post
      No, I mentioned a CBX a while back...it’s just you guys are too young to know what is is!
      Oh hell yes.

      I'd add any of the BMW ///M inline-sixes from the '90s and early '00s. They are just lovely, smooth, rev-happy motors with adequate power from idle onwards. I'd also add any air-cooled inline-four from Honda. I'm biased towards both of those picks of course.

      Others that I have enjoyed are early '00s turbo Subarus, air-cooled Porsche flat-sixes, LSx with a lumpy cam, and as stupid as it sounds, 2.0 16v VW inline-four with a nice exhaust and maybe cams. Lovely little engine.

      And, possibly my favourite are the early Audi inline-fives. What noise.

      I just love the motors in these two. So much so that they were a major reason that I bought them.

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      12-07-2019 07:24 PM #38
      Any of the various muscle cars available with 3 two barrel carburetors and a 4 speed transmission. It's an experience unlike anything made recently.

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      12-07-2019 11:37 PM #39
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    16. 12-08-2019 12:18 PM #40
      Audi RS5 with the 4.2 V8 revs out to 8250.. great NA experience.

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      12-08-2019 12:22 PM #41
      Run a V12 Aston Martin into the rev limiter. If that doesnt put a smile on your face, you’ve failed the Turing Test.

      Same with the 2.7L MFI engine in the ‘73 Carrera RS.
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      12-08-2019 12:44 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      What's a 1 Litter?
      It's a term used for a vehicle that only had a single generation. Like the Nissan Cube and the Chrysler TC by Maserati.

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      12-08-2019 07:16 PM #43
      Any 9k rpm 9A1 variant. One of the greatest NA motors for me. The noise and power are just insane.
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      12-09-2019 09:20 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Run a V12 Aston Martin into the rev limiter. If that doesnt put a smile on your face, you’ve failed the Turing Test.
      I was starting to get worried that TCL was slipping. It wasn't until half-way down page 2 that someone mentioned a V12 engine. That should have been the 1st or 2nd post in this thread. In the hierarchy of reciprocating piston ICE, the more cylinders the better.


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      12-09-2019 09:22 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Toaster29 View Post
      Any 9k rpm 9A1 variant.
      FIFY

      https://nnjr-pca.com/9a1-engine/

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      12-09-2019 09:57 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomgli View Post
      I was starting to get worried that TCL was slipping. It wasn't until half-way down page 2 that someone mentioned a V12 engine. That should have been the 1st or 2nd post in this thread. In the hierarchy of reciprocating piston ICE, the more cylinders the better.

      Gotta agree. I've had all the others. I haven't owned a V12 yet, and I need to. Followed a DB9 the other day and the guy was getting on it. It was glorious.
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      12-09-2019 10:05 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomgli View Post

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      12-09-2019 10:08 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Meroving1an View Post
      My man.


      make that anything that Rev's 8200RPM + and you've got my vote!



      I my mind though, anything that is high revving N/A is really what you need to experience, you won't get that from even a turbo setup.
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      12-09-2019 10:16 AM #49
      1 engine is not enough. Personally, I want to experience the following:

      - LS V8
      - N/A flat plane V8
      - N/A V10
      - N/A Porsche flat 6
      - N/A V12

      I feel like I need to own at least one of each in my lifetime.

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      12-09-2019 10:22 AM #50
      My next wall sacrifice will have a V8 that accepts God's air without the devil's sorcery. I would like to drive but not necessarily own an N/A 911 as well. Despite having a bunch of Hondas on my resume I think high revving 4 bangers are overrated, even on motorcycles. Give me a triple or V twin making the same power instead.

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