Sound Designer Breaks Down V8 Engine Sounds

Publisert 16. april. 2021
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V8s sound good, but which one sounds the best? Today we’re gonna find out, and we brought in Academy Award winning sound designer Mark Mangini to help! We picked 10 engines submitted by YOU, and we’re gonna rank em all. This is the D-List!
Huge thanks to the following channels for providing audio samples:
JW Motors
Some sounds provided by ProSoundEffects Library.
Other engine sounds provided via manufacturer media archives.
Make sure to check out Mark’s channel too!
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  • What's the worst sounding V8?

    • Jaguar F-Type

    • @Sapphire The Husky I had a Silverado and no doesn’t sound good make noise but is not a head turner

    • @Manisandjr8 and it’s a shame the with does engines they make them sound so bad from factory maybe the doge ram 1500 but still doesn’t sound good

    • @GTRulez jajajajaja they would not like my comment at all jajajaja that’s a good sounding sound !

    • @Manisandjr8 of course they are really good exceptions from trucks like fords lightning and srt from doge even Trd from Toyota

  • Where is the Duramax

  • Anyone else catch the spoiler at 14:56? Before they 'decided' where the 440 should go?

  • I think they recorded the Shelby pretty badly because that recording did sound super dull compared to the usual punchy Shelby sound.

  • La Ferrari 😍

  • The sound of the demon will never get old

  • Should have done the coyote 5.0. In my opinion is the best sounding engine

  • K but that gt350r clip wasnt picked well, didnt showcase the full sound that sounded like up to 4k rpm... the shelby would have taken 2nd place easy as one of the best/most unique half blood beast

  • Wow No Koenigsegg? the've got the most incredible V8s ever made.

  • Where's the GT500?

  • This dude sucks . Why do they pay this guy the money they do ?

  • if you can tell there's a tiny squirt of gas out of that exhaust just by listening to it, .... it's a good V8.

  • Nothing beats the sound of a V8 Crown Victoria!

  • The recording for the gt350 was awful.

  • He’s definitely looking up

  • It’s funny you can tell where it came from. German cars is more a throat harsh sounding engine, American has the deep roar kinda sound and Italy has the high pitch whine type sound.

  • GT40!!!

  • Mark looks like an older Jeremiah.

  • Imagine making v10 ep so Mark can hear the LFA,Gallardo and the CGT=)))

  • Koenigsegg v8????

  • That’s the sound clip you guys used for the GT350 one of the best sounding engines ever are you serious ? Wow sad

  • Shelby Daytona coupe. That's one of the best sounds ever.

  • What if this guy went to a "Top-Fuel Drag-Race" or you showed him the sound of one of those damn beasts!

  • Best sounding V8 is the Gt40 or the F430 scuderia

  • Some of those clips were crap. The GT350R got cheated bigtime.

  • I knew the first car was a corvette

  • Where are the damn old school american v8s? Cammed big blocks small blocks hemi old fords? To many foreign cars

    • @David Jaime he did put a FP 458 at first?

    • @CMJ - im just saying that guy Didnt like those flat plane crank engines he liked the cross plane ones.

    • @David Jaime And what does that have due to what your comment. We’re talking about the list, not the movie.

    • @CMJ - that guy did the sound for movies that had only American cars not foreign cars. As far as i know they were not driving Ferrari's in mad max

    • The list was easily mixed. So?

  • Would have liked to hear a Scania V8

  • Shelby's 5.2L voodoo flat plane still my personal favorite🥰😘.

  • You included the 7.2 but not Ford’s 7.5? Missed out on that opportunity big time

  • The Detroit diesel made my ears cum. I’m a sucker for big ass gas v8 sounds, but you can’t beat an old Detroit diesel

  • Showed my mans a bad video of a gt350

  • E9x m3? 6.3 amg ?..

  • Why no blown nitro 560s

  • Amg v8 is the best sounding

  • Bring him back for more

  • Poor recording of the GT350R. There’s hardly a better sounding American V8 than what the FPC Voodoo makes as it screams to 8,250. Even at idle without resonators (stock) sounds amazing. Also one of the loudest exhausts straight from the factory. Cover your ears on the cold start!

  • A Chevy big block marine engine with a blower and rough idle cams is one of the best sounding v8 engines I have ever heard

  • Best sounding V8 is the Maserati 4.7 or the AMG 6.2. I can never decide between the 2.

  • Where is camaro. ???

  • when i heard the supercharger on the demon i had the biggest smile on my face omg

  • Simple: 2004 Ford 4.6 Terminator. Or this Ford 460 ci thumper cam.

  • Why would I want to buy a Tesla again? Performance what?

  • The over qualified guy was schooled 😬

  • Yamaha was actually designing engines for Toyota way back in the 80s, including the cylinder head for the 4AGE found in the MR2 and 86.

  • The Shelby GT350 with the 5.2 Voodoo is my dream car.

  • Spoiler alert the Federal Reserve doesn't have gold.

  • I'm curious what his personal car is.

  • Well of course the Ferrari won he’s Italian

    • It’s also the best sounding car as well

  • I thought the first one was a Mustang GT

  • Why didn’t they play a better sounding Mustang v8 like a 14 gt or a 18 gt

  • moar...MOAR!

  • Shoulda put an old Chevy 454 in there

  • On the one he says we’re switching it up I instantly knew it was an 8v71

  • Someone needs to send this to Elon Musk.

  • wtf did you fine the worst clip of a 350???? that clip did not do its justice.

  • Again but with v10

  • just drove a LC500 at work last week. pretty sharp

  • He should do some work on Forza...

  • I knew that F-type instantly, definitely not for everyone but I love it

  • That last one 👀, we all know what that was. Little bit of whine.

  • What about the Maserati granturismo mc 🤔

  • How the fuck is the audi rs5 v8 not in there but the jag is🤨

  • Wherea best sounding v8 lambos

  • Never mind 🤠🤠

  • No dodge?????

  • Koneggsegg v8??

  • Great video! Didn't make the list but my personal favorite, the LS7 (c6 zo6) / z28 5gen camaro.... just yummy

  • Bone stock SVX sounds way batter than all these. Just NOlong it. Embarrassing, very, when my daily driver sounds like an orchestra in comparison, legit. Edit: Not my car, but sounds the same.

    • @A1 ha, those V8s sounded like my garbage bin when I take it out to the curb. A bag of junk, no rythm, no voice to the noise, just loud and anoying.

    • It just doesn’t... that shit shoulda like a clapped junker you send into the ditch for fun.. any American v8 sounds better and any diesel truck sounds better

  • Please do the same one with 6 cylinders

  • U forgot Alfa Romeo 33 V8 ever made

  • It doesn’t help that many of these recordings were very poorly done

  • All these V8s and y’all didn’t pull any clips of something with a Hawg Ass Cam🙄

  • Should of let him here the LFA

  • Can we all just agree that the best sounding V8's are classic 70's American muscle cars?

    • 69 charger and 68 Camaro 2 of the best

  • Bro they did the voodoo engine dirty that recording was kinda shit...(not donuts fault, whoever that damn cameraman is)

  • I’d say nothing tops the Dodge Demon👹

  • I probably would’ve disliked the video if there wasn’t the 6.2 Mopar


  • I guessed corvette, and thought I had this challenge in the bag. Didn't get a single car after that. What a fool I was.

  • This is the 1 star guy from vice when he gets older

  • That is an unfortunate recording of the GT350R. That exhaust is glorious and should be way higher in the rank!!!!

  • I almost immediately recognized the 4.0L v8 biturbo merc motor absolutely obsessed with it!

  • booboobooobooboooboooboooboobooobooobooboo -> boomobile engine V69420

  • Do a v10 one it would awesome

  • Best sounding v8 of all time is the M156 AMG 6.2 engine 2. Jaguar F-type SVR 3. Shelby GT350R 4. Chevy c7 corvette 5. Hellcat 6. 4.0 AMG Biturbo

  • I want more reaction Vid.

  • I just love the AMG Sounds. No Matter if it is a C, E, S or G Class... all of them just sounds nice.

  • He look so geniune and kind i love him

  • Looking up from he'll Lmao!!!!!!!!

  • Scania has the best V8 sound!

  • 3:54 ooooooooooh my god ferrari

  • I don't drive cars, but THIS is the shit I love

  • He should do best sounding inline 6. My pick would be the Rb25 with the 1JZ being a close second.

  • Best 4 bangers sounds

  • The f type has an exhaust button once pressed it sounds like a mess but beautiful too

  • This is so fun make more james

  • That 2nd one was amazing

  • "I'm sure Enzos' looking up from hell" 😂

  • Surprised the E92 M3 wasn’t a part of this